Friday, October 15, 2010

following/Hoping Friday Extravaganza!

Book Blogger Hop

"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?"
ugh, talk about a pertinent question.  I've been stuck on Stephen King's Tommyknockers for almost an entire week now (forever, in other words!).  And only last week I was telling everyone I aim for three reviews a week! hahahah, it must be Karma or something.

Well I'm a trooper, bored, annoyed or just plain don't care at all,  I'll do my damnedest to finish.  Which seems ridiculous but I have issues with giving up.  In this instance the hubby loves it and I want to give the book a fair chance (I really like parts of it).

But sometimes you just have to junk a book.  I've found that if there's something serious going on I sometimes have to switch genres to lighten things up, and in those cases whatever I ditch becomes one of those awful half finished books that lay on my bookcase mocking me. 

So on to news!  Obviously, as previously stated, kinda behind on the whole review thing! Yikes! But I'm closing in on the end of Tommyknockers and will race through to the next book immediately (I swear!).  But more exciting, in just a few hours I'll have a new and exciting contest which will include a PDF of a short story ARC!

Also, people are starting to drop their links to all their reviews, interviews and contests for all things scary, paranormal or otherwise Halloween inspired.  So make sure to have a look on my Giving me the Creeps October links page, and while you're there drop off your links and/or pick up a button.  Lets get together and share the scary! Two weeks down and two to go!

3 comments:

  1. I love Stephen King, but thought "The Tommyknockers" not so wonderful (not awful, but not great either) HOWever, I'm now reading "Under the Dome", which weighs in at a hefty over 1000 pages and am about 1/5 of the way completed (not bad for only starting it yesterday). Like you, I try not to give up, but sometimes (unless it's a review book, which I'll read through to the dreary end), I will just say "not enough reading hours in the day to waste on this drivel"

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

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  2. I am the same way - I refuse to give in to a book I'm just not enjoying... I feel tremendous guilt when I do. But I'm working on it, because Life is too Short and there are just too many GOOD BOOKS out there!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Hey! Great blog! It's good to see there's another stubborn reader out there.:) I really like the idea behind Giving me the Creeps October. I think I've reviewed some scary books this October that I could link.

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