Friday, October 15, 2010

Book Blogger Hop 10/15

Book Blogger Hop


Each weekend, Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books hosts the Book Blogger Hop.  It is a great way for book lovers and book bloggers to find new book blogs and get to know each other.  Each week there is a new, fun question to answer.  I hope you will take some time to hop over and check out some of the other great blogs participating!

Today is a special Book Blogger Hop for me because it is my daughter's second birthday!!

This week's book blogging question is:  When you read a book that you just can't get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or do you move on to your next title?

I think this is a very interesting question since many of us receive books for review and feel that we have to finish something because we committed to reviewing it.  A long time ago, I would have just kept reading.  I remember buying a book that I had looked at many times when in bookstores.  I was drawn to it so many times that I finally decided to get it.  Well, it turned out to be so boring!  I don't mind long books but long, boring books are not for me.  I had spent money on it though so I finished it even though I was not enjoying it at all.  I think after that was when I finally gave myself permission to give up on a book.  There are way too many other things to read!  At this point, I've had some review books that I didn't care for but none that I truly couldn't finish.  I will give a review book more of a chance than a library book or even one off of our own shelves that my husband says I need to read.  I don't think I would be able to do a review on a book that I couldn't read completely though even if I stated that I did not finish the book.

If you have hopped over from the Mr. Linky, Welcome!  I hope you will stay a bit and look around. I review a wide range of books including (but not limited to!) urban fantasy, young adult, contemporary fiction, historical fiction, chic lit, cozy mystery, and some non-fiction.  I love getting comments so please let me know you stopped by!

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