Friday, October 15, 2010

Book Blogger Hop!

Book Blogger Hop

Before moving on to the question of the week, let me remind you all that I have a Halloween giveaway going on!  It's my first ever giveaway and there will be 2 winners.  It ends 10/30.  Info is here.

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly hop hosted by Crazy-for-Books and is a way for bloggers to find other great blogs to read and make new friends in the blogging world.
This week's question is:
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?

My answer:
I hate wasting my time on books that I'm not enjoying.  That being said, I'll usually read between 50-100 pages of a book before deciding if it's worth continuing or not.  I rarely have to scratch reading a book though because I'm pretty particular about what I read. 

What are your thoughts on this?  Do you continue reading no matter how boring/awful a book is or put it down?

I look forward to hopping around to all your blogs :)  Have a great weekend!

Oh, and in case you were waiting for my review of The Time Traveler's Wife, or my review of the book with the bad ending, just scroll down :)  They were both posted this week!


  1. Just hopping by after I saw your comment on my blog. I loved your reviews and am a new follower. I loved the Guernsey Literary ... book. Have a well-read weekend.

    (I had to type this twice -- it didn't seem to take the first time, I hope I'm not double commenting!)

  2. thanks for stopping by my blog!

    the DNF's have gotten fewer and fewer, not because I slog through it even if it's crap, but I'm getting pickier about books I pick up.

  3. Stopping in via the hop! I used to continue reading most of the time but I've definitely learned to walk away, even if it's just temporarily, when a book isn't working for me.

    Happy weekend!

  4. Hi Kelly,
    I've entered your contest - thanks for making it international!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

  5. Hi... Thanks for stopping by on the Hop.

    I hate wasting time on books I don't like either. Doesn't happen too often but when it does I don't feel bad. I usually don't give up on books I've agreed to review.

  6. What books have you given up on?

    I do the 100 page thing, then put it down for months or years and come back to it, lol!

    Check out my Blog Hop and Follow Friday HERE!

  7. Hi Kelly,
    Just hopping back! I'm having so much fun on my first hop and have already connected with so many new book blogging friends :) I saw that you were reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society...I loved this book! It was a great story but also a lot of history that I had no idea about before I read the book. Hope you are enjoying it!

  8. I love the feel of your blog-I bought a copy of After the Flood and its prequel Oryx and Crake last week and hope to read them by year end-thanks for following my blog-I now follow you and look forward to reading your posts

  9. Heather-Robinson Crusoe is one book I just could not finish. I had to read it for a class. Actually most books I can't finish are for school. Others include Flowers for Algernon and *gasp* yes, The Catcher in the Rye. Thank you all for stopping by :)

  10. New follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I used to force myself to finish every book I start, but not so much anymore.

  11. I am the same way -- if something's not grabbing me in contemporary fiction right away, I'm ready to move on, even though I feel a bit guilty about it at times. That being said, if a classic novel is slow to pick up the pace, I'm willing to take my time with something like that, or a period novel. A slower pace tends to make sense with those, at least for me!

  12. Stopping by on the Hop. Thanks for Following! I hope you find things that you like. Happy weekend!

  13. Thanks for visiting my blog! Fortunately, I very rarely come by a book I can't finish, but it does happen!

  14. Have you ever been tagged? I was, so I thought I would tag you!

  15. Oh, no! You couldn't finish Robinson Crusoe? That's one of my all-time favorites (but I'll admit it's a bit tough - definitely not the "kid's" book it's usually thought to be).

    As for books that don't grab you, I hate to *not* finish a book. But lately I've begun giving up on them a lot more (just couldn't stand "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" - not sure what so many people see in it). There's too many books on my TBR list to waste time on the dull ones.