Apr 122012
 

      

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This week’s question:
A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.
Bookish Sarah asks:
What book took you the longest to read, and do you feel it was the content or just the length that made it so?
My answer:
It has been quite a while that this has happened to me.  So far, all the books I have read this year have been so good that it takes me a matter of days to finish unless I have RL issues that take me away from my reading time.

If a book takes me a long time to read it means that it’s due to the fact that the content, writing and plot is not grabbing me.  It is not the type of book where I can’t wait to pick it up.  However, I have learned from past experiences with certain books, that if by page 50 I am not enjoying it, I put it into the DNF pile.  I have noticed that when this happens, if I don’t put it aside and try to push through it, I get into a reader’s slump.  So since past behavior predicts future behavior, I now don’t feel guilty about finishing a book because every book is not for everyone.

Has this happened to you?  Can you recall what book took you a long time to finish or are you like me, and put it in the DNF pile?

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  3 Responses to “Booking Through Thursday”

  1. A book that doesn’t grab me takes a while for me to read as well. A recent example for me would be The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman.

  2. Years ago when raising a family of five children, a husband and myself, we didn’t have the money for me to buy books. Therefore I got most of the books I read from the Library.(Exception: my Reader’s Digest Condensed Books)The ones I borrowed from the Library I could have for three weeks, that is why I remember which book took me the longest to read.

  3. If a book is bad I will put it in a DNF pile.

    If a book has potential I will put in greater effort to finish it at the very least.

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