Dec 102012
 

Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading

This week asks:
What was the last book you could not finish and why?

My response:
This question was hard and took some research.  Thankfully I keep a spreadsheet that contains when the book arrived, title, author, who from, review rating, date finished and what challlenges each book falls under.

In 2012, there was not one book that I DNF.  But there were a few in 2011 and the most recent was Sixty-Nine by Pynk

It’s New Year’s Eve 2008, and best friends Magnolia Butler, Rebe Richardson, and Darla Clark, all born in 1969, are about to turn the dreaded 4-0 in January 2009. Magnolia, a New Year’s Day baby, is childless, and always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Rebe, the mother of a college-aged daughter named Trinity, has just gone through a divorce from a man whose sexual appetite far exceeded her desires and abilities. Darla is also a New Year’s Day baby, still mourning her husband’s death after five years. After way too many glasses of champagne, Rebe, challenges them to open their minds in a way they’d never done before, daring them to try something new…sexually. SIXTY-NINE is a liberating story about sisterhood and friendship, and about how past experiences and beliefs can influence one’s views about life and sex.

Since it was quite a while ago, I needed to refresh my memory with the synopsis and reading my review.  I thought it was going to be a read about friendship dynamics.  However, what I did read, I felt it fell under the genre of erotica.  I don’t consider myself a prude, but I want a book of substance, and this book didn’t have it.

What was the last book that you didn’t finish?

December is being hosted by Suko’s Notebook

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A girl and her books and is now on tour.
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”

No books for me this week….but I know my TBR will grow as I visit those that received surprises in their mail box.

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  9 Responses to “Monday Memes”

  1. There aren’t many books on my DNF list, either, but one was earlier this month, so it was fresh.

  2. The title alone would turn me off and I can’t read erotica either. I dont think I had any DNF’s this year because I am always determined to finish a book unless it is sooooo awful. Weird, I know but that’s me. We’re all good here. How about you and Mr. Cheryl?

  3. gee, I guess I DNF more than you, since it not take me 30 seconds to answer this one..lol

  4. I’ve only had two DNF’s this year. (I wouldn’t have finished Sixty-Nine either.) The most disappointing was With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin. It’s the first of her new series and I adored her previous series, so I was really looking forward to this one. I just couldn’t get into it and felt like the story line was too contrived. It was super disappointing.
    2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  5. I applaud you for not having any DNF this year. I had two myself but both were Amazon freebies.

    http://icewarmth.com/musing-monday-121012/

  6. I have read Pynk before, definitely erotica, lol

    I have stopped a couple but with the thought to go back to, not true DNF’s this year.

  7. From the title of Pynk’s book, I suspected it wouldn’t be for me.

  8. You are so organized. I need to do a little record keeping but don’t. Here is my post:
    MM

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