Friday, October 15, 2010

Hop Hop Hop

It's Friday and that means it's time for another Hop hosted by the amazing Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books
Book Blogger Hop
This weeks question actually deals with something I wanted to write about anyway, so I'm taking this as another sign that I'm going to have an awesome day! Anyways, the question -

"When you read a book that you just can't get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or move to your next title?"

I always try to fight through, but there are some books that I can't overcome. For instants I recently had to read As I Lay Dying for class. I really tried to get into the story, but found that the dialects and overall plot were just not my thing. I always try to fight through the classics - and when I do I can at least look at them critically but with As I Lay Dying I was at a complete loss. Instead of finishing the novel for class I spent a total of ten minutes on sparknotes and was able to grasp enough of what happened to participate in the class discussion. Now I have to decide, do I finish the book Faulkner wrote in 6 weeks or do I stop dividing my attention and fully focus on Great House? In all honesty, I'm moving on. My TBR list is to long to stay stuck in the middle of a book I'm hating for to long. Maybe someday I'll come back to it, but I can guarantee you it won't be this year. 

However, I started Lolita in the spring, got stuck at the halfway mark and am still determined to finish it. 

If you're new to Loving Books thanks for hopping by!
Here are some of my posts from this past week
Touching From a Distance
How Did You Get This Number
Top Ten Books I'll Never Read
Moonlight in Odessa

Hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks for stopping by! 


Bookangel said...

Found you through the hop. Stick it out with Lolita, it is a good book. I usually give books a 50-60 page try before I give up. Although some books that I agreed to review and don't really like, I'm going to stick it out.

Happy reading!

Miranda said...

Just hopping back over to your blog! I'm now a follower! :):)
Thanks for coming to mine!

Ava said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now a follower!

Happy reading :)


Emma Michaels said...

Happy Follow Friday!!! Hope you will stop by my blog too! My publisher and I are looking for a group of bloggers for a huge blog tour next year before the release of book two in my 'A Sense of Truth' series! We will be giving out a few more copies of The Thirteenth Chime (we can only give out so many, being open to e-books gives an upper hand) and are still open to all interviews and guest posts. We want to fill up the Amazon page with reviews and try to reach as many people as we can!!! Hope you might consider being a part of the team! Thank you either way!

Emma Michaels

bibliophiliac said...

Hello, I'm stopping by on the hop. I am not necessarily a finisher--I don't have time for bad books! But if the book is a classic, I will try. But maybe sometimes it just isn't my time to read that book, so I will try again later....

Heather said...


Personally, I would say don't give up on Lolita! Despite the truly disturbing content, I think Nabakov's book was one of the most beautifully written things I've ever read. I went through it and marked mine up, there were so many passages I wanted to remember XD

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