Thursday, October 7, 2021

I know a book is good.....

when I can't put it down.  I wish I could say the same for the book I am reading at the moment.

"Yours is the Night," by Amanda Dykes


I guess it doesn't help it is set in World War I; I'm not a huge fan of books set during World War I & II.  Add in the fact that each chapter is told from a different character's view point, I am finding it hard to immerse myself into the story.

I am so lucky I get to chose 4 books every other month to review, so it's not like I am given whatever the company tells me to read.  They are my choice; but for some reason this time my choice of books has been way off!!  

When reading a book I don't want it to feel like a chore, this book is feeling that way.  I will say I can count on one hand the times I have not finished a book for review.  I always send in an explanation if I don't want to read it.

Sometimes I guess what a book sounds like on the preview and what it's actually like doesn't match?

When reading a book do you carry on reading it, if you don't like the book regardless?  Personally life is too short to be wasting my time on books I don't like; but in this case I will finish it off, as I would like to know the final outcome.

8 comments:

Joy said...

I tend to speed up and skim read, or just set it aside and make a mental note not to try any more by that author. That might mean I miss some good reads, mind you.
xx

lorie said...

If I find myself struggling to read a book, I give it the first 100 pages. I figure if it hasn't gotten any better by then, then it isn't going to.

Little Red Hen said...

I give a book 10% of the total pages. If I don’t feel like I care about the characters or the story, I put it down.

William Kendall said...

I've occasionally given up on a book.

At the moment I'm reading a novel about the Battle of Midway.

sandi s said...

I don’t read the rest after a couple of chapters if I don’t like it. There to many other books I could be reading. Hugs,

Practical Parsimony said...

I finish what I start. Maybe I should not.

crafty cat corner said...

If a book doesn't grab me in the first few chapters I give up. lol
Just read'American Dirt' and loved every page.
Briony
x

Rose said...

I used to finish what I started...say 99% of the time. No more. There are too many good books to waste time on something I dont enjoy.

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