Friday, October 15, 2010
I wanna be the minority...books you loved and me? not so much
"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 probably have a few books I could put here that I moved on from... Atlas Shrugged made me furious and may I say no wonder we had a 'me' generation... House of Sand and Fog; I quit that one because I didn't believe a thing the characters did.
The worst book I stuck out... for the moment is:
The Host - Stephenie Meyer
I know a lot of you probably liked it... and some of you wouldn't pick up a Meyer book for love nor money. I have teen girls. So I had to see what was up with all this and my youngest angel liked this book but we were all pretty lukewarm on Twilight except for the cars. :)
I did not like it but finished it. While the premise was actually not bad and had promise the handling of it was so off the mark. Not for awful writing alone, but for the portrayal that 'strong women take abuse'! That sends me to the moon!(gentle review here)
Usually when I'm reading a 'meh' book, is when I find myself scrounging yard sales for books, rearranging my shelves, perusing my TBR pile. But I like finished books. I won't put a book in my book journal if I gave it up. And I like having books (although not nearly as many as most of you! Wow!) in my journal.
I happen to love the book I'm reading now and actually think about getting back to it the way night owls think about getting back to bed at 7:30 in the morning :) If that makes sense to anyone..