In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read! So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky list below!!
"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?"
A: *Sighs* Define "Can't get into"? *smiles*
Seriously... here's a few examples of different situations.
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger: I am in the process of reading this book but for the love of all things holy, can't seem to make it past the last third of the book. Yet... it seems to be on people's "Greatest-books-of-all-human-existence" lists and well... I'm nosey. I want to know why? So, I nibble at it a little at a time... I'm still reading it by the way.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: Oh yea, remember I just posted my review this week and I gave it four stars? Well, that book took me forever to get into. I don't know if it was RL getting in the way or what, but I could not get into the first half of the book and it took me over a month to finish it. But I stuck it out... and I loved it. Weird, but I just had a feeling about the book and kept giving it another chance.
Angel Time by Anne Rice: After a hundred pages, I was bored to tears... but I couldn't stand the thought of abandoning my all time favorite author. Then it happened-I ditched the book and let my husband tell me how it ends. Sometimes you just need to know when to fold.
In the end, it's not about how many reviews a book blogger can post-or bragging rights to how many books a reader can zip through in a month. It's about enjoyment, entertainment and good story telling. It's an individual choice and only you can decide if the book is not worth your time. La vie est trop courte! Life is too short.