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Monday, September 26, 2011

IT'S MONDAY WHAT ARE YOU READING? {4}, MUSING MONDAYS {6}



It's Monday! What Are You Reading... hosted by Book Journey, is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!













WHAT I READ THIS PAST WEEK
*click on title to read my review*

Fairy Metal Thunder  (Book 1 in the Songs of Magic Series)
J.L. Bryan
This is a fun, delightful fantasy read.
I gave it 4/5 Cupcakes

The Protectors (Book 1 in The Protectors Saga)
P.M Dooling
This is a charming and enchanting YA fantasy. I lOVED it.
I gave it 5/5 Cupcakes.
Underneath my review you can also read my interview with the lovely author and enter to win Books 2&3 in the series...Book 1 is available for free on Smashwords here

WHAT I HOPE TO READ THIS WEEK
*click on title to learn more*

C.J. Hill
Look for my review later this week

Savor (Warm Delicacy #1)
Megan Duncan
I will be hosting the Savor Blog Tour on Oct. 8, when you will be able to read my review and enter to win several awesome prizes from the author

J. Gabriel Gates
Look for my review later this week

Patricia McCormick
In honor of Banned Books Week, I am going to re-read Cut, as it is one of my favorite banned books of all time.



MUSING MONDAYS is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading where MizB will ask a book/reading-related question, and you answer with your own thoughts on the topic
Q.What does it take for you to give up on a book you’re reading?

I used to NEVER give up on a book. I would trudge through it no matter what. But as I got older, I realized that I was just wasting my time and could have been using that time to read something amazing. It kills me to have to give up on a book mid read, but sometimes I just have to.

For me it usually has to with the characters and/or their development. If I just simply cannot connect with the main character or at least feel invested in their story than the book as a whole probably isn't going to work for me and I stop reading. Then there's the storyline itself. If I find myself bored chapter after chapter, then I'm not going bother reading till the end. And of course, despite my strive to be open minded at all times, there are times when a book may offend me to the point where I just can't finish it.

I do try and finish all books I start, but when I find that I'm asking myself "Do I really want to finish this book?", then I know it's time to give up on it.




7 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I read cut a few weeks back and liked it. You have good books coming up!

Gigi Ann said...

I agree when a book offends or gets a bit smutty I never finish them.

Chris said...

It's so hard to give up on a book. I always hope that it will have a great twist at the end to make up for all the pain. They almost never do. It's interesting to find out why people stopped reading books that I enjoyed. I can see their point, but they did miss out.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I don't like to give up on a book either, but sometimes it's necessary. Here's MY MUSING MONDAYS POST and
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robinquinn said...

Well said, I agree.

leeswammes said...

I do give on books these days. Not very easily, but like you say, if I start wondering whether I want to finish it, it's probably time to put it down. I'm always hopeful that it gets better, but at some point you just have to give up.

Nimue said...

You had a fun reading week!

Please come by and have a look at my Monday post