The Literary Stew blog has a great meme today. This subject is near and dear to my heart so I’ll post my answers here.
1. What would cause you to stop reading a book ?It is a tie between a) getting really busy and the book not holding my attention, and b) the first sentence didn’t grab me and I realise half way through the third chapter that … meh and I close it.
2. Name a book or books you’ve abandoned in the past that you ended up loving later on.
I did a post of my own about this once as “The Great Gatsby” was exactly this, however another great example is Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry. I had read A Fine Balance a month or so before trying FM out the first time, I just couldn’t get into it. I laid it aside and stumbled over it one night on the way to the bathroom about a year later. I read it in two sittings. I love that book.
3. Name a book you’ve abandoned in the past that you hope to finish someday.
Ah! I can’t have any answer except: Timeline. It’s been such a long time since I tried to get through it the first time, (8 years), and a good friend gave it to me all excited because he was so sure I’d love it. It’s my Everest…. even though I’m pretty sure I’ll never love it, I may respect it. Probably not though… this guy didn’t.
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