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this book is not doing anything for me...

Post by chuck » Fri October 17th, 2008, 6:24 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]I'm the same way, but if I"m really not into it, I do tend to get up and down and do other things. So then it just takes me longer to read it. :( [/quote]



Yes I have tried to stop for a while and try later...I have even went back to old reviews about the book...maybe a new perspective?....I have read a couple of chapters ahead to see if something new grabs me...finally I give up and move on.....

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Post by Misfit » Fri October 17th, 2008, 6:42 pm

I have even went back to old reviews about the book...maybe a new perspective?....
I'll do that too, go back to reviews for some back up on my opinion.

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Post by EC2 » Fri October 17th, 2008, 7:26 pm

[quote=""1lila1""]Do any of you find that when you're reading a book you don't really like but are determined to finish that you tend to find anything else to do other than sit down and read? I'm reading Jewel of Medina and am NOT liking it at all but I don't want to start another book before I finish this. A late night kitchen cleaning session is looking preferable to sitting down to this book right about now!! Or maybe I'll just do somemore internet surfing!!! :rolleyes: [/quote]

LOL! Absolutely! I've mentioned I receive Goodfood cookery magazine every month. On occasion I will start reading back issues rather than the book I'm supposed to be reading. I nearly succumbed a couple of time while reading Secret History of the Pink Carnation when the banter between the hero and heroine was just kind of marching on the spot for 10 pages. Then slapped self upside the head, skipped the bits that were slowing me down and got motoring again. But yes. If I start reading cookery books it's a danger sign!
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Post by diamondlil » Fri October 17th, 2008, 8:57 pm

My danger sign is when I find myself listening to the conversations around me on the train. I know that I am not engaged in the book then!
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Post by Spitfire » Fri October 17th, 2008, 9:15 pm

Oooh, I hate it when a book starts dragging! I usually skim read if other parts of the book were promissing to see if it picks up. But if I have to drag myself almost from the start, I usually give up. In one book I tried to read, I ended up skipping ahead to read the final chapter and found what wasn't good to start with, wasn't good in the end either! I have to agree, there are so many GOOD books out there, why waste you time with the bad ones!
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Post by Vanessa » Fri October 17th, 2008, 9:35 pm

But I've only got 100 pages to go.... I can't give up now. LOL. My attention is definitely wandering at the moment.
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Post by Alaric » Sat October 18th, 2008, 12:30 am

I have an annoying tendency to just keep plodding along with books I'm not really into. For some bizarre reason I just think of all the time the author spent writing it and their effort deserves me to complete it. :o It's especially painful if it's a long book ...

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Post by Divia » Sat October 18th, 2008, 3:12 am

[quote=""Spitfire""]Oooh, I hate it when a book starts dragging! I usually skim read if other parts of the book were promissing to see if it picks up. But if I have to drag myself almost from the start, I usually give up. In one book I tried to read, I ended up skipping ahead to read the final chapter and found what wasn't good to start with, wasn't good in the end either! I have to agree, there are so many GOOD books out there, why waste you time with the bad ones![/quote]


I've done this recently. I tend to skip chapters, but then I'm like whats the point of reading the book if I'm skipping chapters? Kinda feels like a waste so I typically can the book.
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Post by annis » Sat October 18th, 2008, 4:51 am

For years I always felt duty-bound to finish a book I started and used to persist with books which didn't quite grab me, but lately I've come to the conclusion that actually, I don't have to! If something hasn't got me by a third of the way through, I'll liberate myself from the tedium of struggling on and swap it for something else. If I think the problem is my mindset and not the book, I'll give it another go at a later stage.

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Post by Divia » Sat October 18th, 2008, 4:23 pm

Yeah like Misfit and Annis said sometimes its just a bookslump. And I will try to read it later. Though, I have found that it tends to get pushed back into the pile because new books have grabbed my attention.
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