Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog Hop!

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy-for-Books!

This weeks 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?"

I use to stick it out.  Forced myself to finish and I remember being SO angry when I was done with the book wondering why I wasted so much time torturing myself.  The last book I did this for was Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.  UGH NEVER AGAIN!!!!

So after this is when I implemented my "read at least until page 50 to 100" (yeah yeah my rule is totally lenient.)  Actually sometimes I won't even read that long.  Life is too short to be torturing myself!  Maybe someday I'll go back and read the ones that, no I wont  :) 



Unknown said...

Hopping by to visit and follow! I learned the "don't torture yourself while reading" rule the hard way, too. Then I realized that I read for enjoyment! If I'm in pain, something is wrong. :-) Love your blog title and the Emily Dickinson reference.


Escapist said...

Hey, found ya through the hop. Don't find many fantasy book blogs :)

I will be subscribing...the reviews I read made me laugh :D

Unknown said...

Hopping by-thanks for stopping at my blog. I admire your control on being able to put the book down!

MJ's Literary Odyssey

Jamie said...

Dropping by from the book blogger hop! You follow my blog already so I'm going to follow your blog too! Have a great weekend!


Hey following you back. Did you know their is a book with the same title of your blog. It's about two ghosts that fall in love and one has a body but one doesn't and they are trying to find a body for her so they can touch. It was written in 2005 but it's on my tbr list. It sounds really good. Look it up!

Happy Friday!

Buried in Books

Tea and Tomes said...

Life is too short to be torturing myself!

Amen to that! Even though I'd like to be able to say that I've finished all the books I've started, sometimes they just get too tedious and I feel the need to move on to something I'll actually enjoy reading!

a!k0 said...

yay kitty!! I have books that are half read and gathering dust cause they are just a pain to finish...altho I always finish them...sooner or in like 5 years time.

Seduced By Books said...

found you on the hop - love salt and vinegar chips!

Tampa BookWorm said...

Love the kitty pic! Found you via the Hop! Hope you have a great weekend!

Evanne said...

Totally with you, life is too short to read what I'm not enjoying.

Judith Leger said...

Blog Hopper here! I did it last week and fell in love with it! I remember once, I started to read a book and I just didn’t like it. A couple of years later, I picked it up again (yes, I forgot I’d read part of it). This time my tastes had changed and I absolutely Loved the book from the start to finish. So you never know. If you can’t get into it, put it aside for another time. I do.

Ummm, Follow Friday recommended read: Trouble in a Stetson by Regina Carlysle.

Followed you!

Shan said...

Great answer! I like to push through, but I usually do that by putting it down and coming back in a few days, or by starting another book and reading two at the same time - that way I can say to myself "ok, read 50 pages and then you get to read the really good book!" (Doesn't always work though!)

Here's My Hop

Lover Of Romance said...

Just stopping by for the hop!!! Great answer to the hopping question!!! I don't think I would ever get into Dan Brown's books, I would get too confused, thats why I stick with romances, much easier, and much more my style. Hope you are having a good weekend!!

Feel free to come on over to my place at Addicted To Romance

Happy Reading!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! i love the pic!! have a great weekend!

Unavailable said...

Haha maybe I should take your approach to reading then :) Less stress is always a good thing! Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully, you won't come across too many books you hate.

Book Soulmates said...

Hopping by to say hi :)

If I find that I'm really not getting into a book, I'll push myself to finish unless it's truly terrible!! If it's ridiculous or boring me to tears, then I might as well quit. I figure that if I get to the point where I'm ready to throw in the towel - there's no sense in trying to review it since it'll be unfavorable anyway (ya know?)

I've only ever not finished one book.

Have a great weekend!
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Anonymous said...

LOL great response...:D Thanks for stopping by and Im following you back. Have a great weekend

Lacey Weatherford said...

Thanks for stopping by my site today and for your sweet comment on my book cover! :) I totally agree with you...WHY torture ourselves when there are so many good things out there to read?? Have fun with it! Reading is an escape, I don't want to feel like I'm in prison while doing it!! :/
Have a super day!
The Delusional Diaries

Anonymous said...

hi, thanks for hopping on my blog. im an old follower, have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hia, thanks fo visiting my blog! My similar rules came up from almost giving up on books I ended up loving, most notably Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (I still skip the first few chapters when re-reading) and Captain Correli's Mandolin

La Coccinelle said...

I wish I could give up on books more easily. Problem is, when I buy most of my books, I feel like I'm wasting money if I don't finish them.

Just stopping by from the Hop. Have a great weekend!

Susan said...

Glad to have found you via the Hop. I totally agree with you - I don't stick with books I don't like. I just don't see the point, you know??

Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and following. I am now following you as well. I hope you have a good day.
Samantha Jo
YA Enthusiast

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

will you hate me if i said i enjoyed angels and demons?... *hides beneath desk*
thanks for stopping by my blog, im following you back! and i think i'll soon adopt the 100 page rule or something, ive forced myself to read some pretty dreadful books..

Belinda said...

Happy HOP! Don't you just hate it when everything inside you is screaming for you to stop but because of some sense of obligation you keep going. I did this with The Hollow and traumatized myslef so much that I was furiously ranting, mad as heck for hours after I'd finished. Could've saved myself alot of heartache if I'd stopped when I first realized the need. I'm like you now. If reading's becoming a chore, I stop and decide later if I'll try again.

Thanks for coming by :)

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

Thanks for hopping by! I am trying to get better at just putting the "bad" books down, really I am!!

One Pushy Fox said...

Hi, just hopping on over! Thanks for your comment over at Bewitched Bookworms!! Have a great weekend!!

Heather said...

I actually haven't read Angels and Demons, but I think you're the first person I've seen nay-say it! Did you write a review?!

I do the 100 page deal too. :)

Check out my Blog Hop and Follow Friday HERE!

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Follow Friday!!! Hope you will stop by my blog too! My publisher and I are looking for a group of bloggers for a huge blog tour next year before the release of book two in my 'A Sense of Truth' series! We will be giving out a few more copies of The Thirteenth Chime (we can only give out so many, being open to e-books gives an upper hand) and are still open to all interviews and guest posts. We want to fill up the Amazon page with reviews and try to reach as many people as we can!!! Hope you might consider being a part of the team! Thank you either way!

Emma Michaels

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Awww, cute kitty! <3

This is a response to your comments on my blog :)
LOL! I've been tempted to throw books, don't worry! Vampire Knight is a manga. I don't suggest you read it. It's FRUSTRATING if you're Team Zero like I am. URGH. Now THAT is one manga I'd like to throw at the manga-ka. I'd like to throw her entire series at her, to be honest.

I heard a lot of good things about Angels & Demons, so I'm surprised you didn't like it. =s I liked the movie; is it very different from that?

And, thank you for stopping by this week! <3

Lisa (starmetal_oak) said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!!

Julie said...

I also really disliked Angels and Demons .. and it's still sitting, unfinished, on my bookshelf. Maybe I should find it a good home.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries