What would cause you to stop reading a book?
Name a book you’ve abandoned in the past that you ended up loving later on.
Believe it or not, Anne of Green Gables! For a while around my 10th birthday, everyone gave me Anne of Green Gables; I had 5 editions at one point. I kept starting it and just didn’t get it. Fast forward a few years, I finally settled down in the right frame of mind, and that red-haired sprite is still one of my favourite characters in all of literature.
Name a book you’ve abandoned in the past that you hope to finish one day.
A Tale of Two Cities, and by extension, Dickens. This blog started as an effort to get reading the classics, but my motivation ground to a halt when I got to TOTC, having struggled through Hard Times and moderately enjoyed Oliver Twist (which I still haven’t reviewed and will definitely have to re-read before I can review it!). I couldn’t get past the first page of TOTC and gave up on my Classics diet at that point. I hope to get back on the horse at some point.