Monday, November 4, 2013

Not Falling For It

It is not often that I HATE a book, but the one I just finished - The Age of Miracles - falls into that category. It started out okay, and was only 7 CDs long (pretty average in terms of audiobooks), but by the time I finished it, it seemed like I had been listening to it for YEARS.

I hopped onto Amazon yesterday morning to see what others said about it, and this one line review pretty much summed up my feelings about it: "There's not one iota of hope in this book. Where's the miracle in that? It's a miracle that I finished it."

Amen, Lorane from Walnut, CA - AMEN.

But why didn't you just stop listening, Shan, if you hated it that much? You may ask. Well, I'll tell you. Because I feel GUILTY giving up on a book, and I realized I hated it at about the 5-disc point in the CDs, and at that point I thought - I'm more than half-way there - I may as well finish it now.

I know - silly, isn't it?

So what do YOU do when you realize you're not into a book? Stop immediately? Keep giving it another chance hoping it will improve? Fill me in - inquiring minds want to know. And let's hope that my next book is a wee bit better. 

Linked up here.

Sweater: Nine West, old as the hills, TJ Maxx
Shirt: Also the Maxx? Also old...
Jeans: Zara
Boots: Frye, via eBay
Long necklace and bracelet: F21
Short necklace: TJ Maxx
Earrings: World Market



Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I"m terribly lazy when it comes to books but I read them rather than listen to them. I noticed the older I get the less patience I have. If it doesn't totally captivate me in the first chapter I give up on it. That is unless I'm on a beach somewhere on vacation. Then all of my patience miraculously appears and I relax and read through it.

I love the boho sweater and the moto boots!


Debbie Stinedurf said...

Old as the hills or not...lovin' the sweater! I have a really hard time giving up on a book even if it totally sucks. Can't explain why, some sort of weird guilt thing...

Moira @ Hearth and Homefront said...

My rule is somewhere between 50 and 75 pages. If a book hasn't grabbed me by then I give up…unless I've been warned that it's a slow starter and worth it in the end. There are too many good books out there to bother with the bad ones!