Friday 15 October 2010

Book Blogger Hop: October 15-18th

Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books and is an awesome way to for book bloggers to interact and find each other. Such a wonderful idea! There's a new question every week that all the participating blogs have to answer. This week's question comes from Christina who blogs at The Paperback Princesses.

"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 hate giving up on books, i have this hope/trust that they will get better. I have only ever given up on 2 books. If i'm not hooked by page 100, i start to think about giving up, but i very often persevere, actually happened last week. Started reading a book, really wasn't enjoying it, but pressed on and read it all, and the last 100 pages were very good and i;m now on book 2 which is very good, so glad i didn't give up. Really also depends on my mood, but mostly i will try to carry on. 

The Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week, so if you don't have time to Hop today, go back later and join the fun!  This is a weekly event!  And stop back throughout the weekend to see all the new blogs that are added 


La Coccinelle said...

I try to finish every book I read, too (well, fiction, anyway... I tend to drop non-fiction like a hot potato if it doesn't hold my interest).

Anonymous said...

it depends a lot on my mood as well. if the book just isn't working for me, i'll try to pick it up a few days or a week later.

i do finish most of the books I read, but sometimes, a book just isn't for you.

if it still doesn't work, it goes back to the library, to the used bookstore for a trade in, or in dire circumstance, into the trash!

barmybex said...

Thanks for visiting. I tend not to read non-fiction unless it's something i really want to know about, so thats not so much of a problem for me.

Yeah i always give a book a fair chance and will try again a few days later like you, but as you say sometimes books just aren't for you.

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Follow Friday!!! Hope you will stop by my blog too!

Emma Michaels

Heather said...

What are the two books you've given up on?

New follower here :)

Check out my Blog Hop and Follow Friday HERE!

barmybex said...

Emma, thanks for stopping by, have checked out your blog and am following.

Heather, thanks for following. the two books i have given up on are :
1) Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth by J.V Hart & Brett Helquist.
-Just couldn't get into it, totally unbelievable even in the far depths of my imagination
2) Was a fantasy novel but mixed a lot with Sci-fi, had aliens or something in it. Just didn't enjoy it, but can't remember what it was, was quite a few years ago now.