January 3, 2011

Non-Starters...

How many pages do you give a book before you know it is just not for you?

My normal rule is 100, but sometimes I know way before that. It doesn't happen very often that I start a book I just don't like, especially with all the review blogs I read, but this break it happened to me with three books.
Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves: I actually think I would finish this eventually, but my copy expired on my Nook. I was liking it, but not loving it. I think I would like to try Bleeding Violet to get some history to the town of Portero. This is a very twisted book and I just think I wasn't in the mood for that during Christmas. I liked the writing and there were a few plot lines I wouldn't mind seeing where they went, so this is a maybe for the future.

Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber: I haven't read any of the Vampire Kisses novels, nor anything else from this author, but I have to say, this book did not make me want to give any of the other stuff a try. There was just something missing. I even gave it two tries, I read a bit, took a break then went back to this when I read some positive reviews. It was just not for me! Good cover though.

Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti: Again, this was the first book by this author I have tried. I think there is a very fun story here and I can see where the positive reviews come from, I just felt no connection with the main character. She annoyed me even as the story moved along. I think that many MG and YA female readers would feel a connection with her, though. I think I will be adding some of Ms. Colasanti's books to my library because so many middle school girls want to read romances like this.


I just didn't get much read over break and it made me sad, but I checked out the first season of The Good Wife from the library and when I saw it was due in 14 days I felt myself challenged to watch all 23 episodes in that time. I succeeded. Back to reading for me!!

3 comments:

  1. There have been a few books I couldn't get into when I was reading them, so I listened to the audiobook instead and liked it a whole lot more. White Cat by Holly Black was one of those for me.
    Hmmm maybe I should read Bleeding Violet before Slice of Cherry. I have both and had been planning on starting with SoC.

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  2. If I make it to page 100, no matter how much I dislike the book, I finish it. By that point, I feel like I've already invested too much to just abandon it.

    As I recall, when I attempted to read Susanne Colasanti, I gave the book a few chapters and then gave up. Her books have such appealing covers and premises, but I can never get into them!

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  3. As much as I love a good book, I really love tv marathons :) When my husband and I started Friday Night Lights last summer, we watched 3 seasons in a week!

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