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June 21, 2009

Growing

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 10:35 pm

I think I have finally reached that point in my life as a reader that I can no longer torture myself with a book I hate, just to have the finish.  I hate this book so much, actually I hate the heroine so much I want to ritually burn this book in the driveway and dance around the flame in glee knowing I can (and have) written better characters a decade ago.

Yeah, I know, ego much?  But this is definitely one of those book where I know if it can get published, then so can I.

Okay, I feel better now.  The book is on the pile to go out to the garage, where the donation box lives. 

Now I just have to figure out how I’m going to review this book.  Oh did I forget to mention I got this book free from the publisher as part of a reader survey?  Yeah, soon the publisher is going to email me and want me to take a survey about this book.  Hopefully it won’t appear in my inbox in the next 24 hours.  My urge to vent will have passed, well I’ll have moved beyond the urge to vent about this book I’m sure I’ll have found a new topic by mid-afternoon.

So, how is life with you guys?  I think we’re due from a dry spell, which considering Saturday we had road closures due to torential rain and flood simultaneously is a good thing. 

Oh and I promise, I’ll try blogging more soon.

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4 Comments »

  1. Oh, yeah, we are way, way over due for a dry spell!

    I completely feel your pain about relating to books. I used to feel a compulsion to finish books because I thought I might miss something. That, and I wanted to finish what I started. But lately I’ve found great power in not torturing myself to finish books I can’t stand. I especially hate heroines who seem to have it all and yet complain about everything. It’s not the complaining I mind. It’s just that real heroines have true struggles.

    Thanks for making a great point!

    Comment by Melina — June 22, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

  2. I hated (and still do) not finishing a book but this heroine . . . It’s not even that she’s fallen into that “too stupid to live” thing. She spends (literally) her last dime on gas to get to the hero’s home then refuses any and all help. Twice the first night he has to stop her sick/soaking wet self from walking back out into the rain because “she doesn’t want the help.” My question has been for nearly 60 pages, is why the hell did she go to him if she didn’t want a little help?

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — June 22, 2009 @ 9:26 pm

  3. My policy is if I’m not hooked within the first 50 pages, I drop it. There are plenty of good books out there, and never enough time to read them, so I figure if they can’t grab me in 50 pages, it’s to the donation box with them — no regrets. However, I’ve been reading Pillars of the Earth this summer, and it took me a good 100 pages to really get into, but it’s a really thick book, and I’ve heard so many people rave about it, I gave it more of a chance. Now I can’t put it down!

    Comment by Kim — June 23, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

  4. I kept going back, reading 5 pages here, 10 pages there but the heroine kept annoying me so at page 57 I put it in the donation box. Of course considering this was a 200 page category, the fact that I just cannot suck it up and read the rest says a lot. I’ve suffered through too many books. I have a tbr pile that I trip over at least once a day, so I’m certainly not wanting for reading material. Now, I do have a longer romantic thriller that I’m not loving either, but I’m willing to give it a few more pages.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — June 23, 2009 @ 10:57 pm


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