This week’s Musing Mondays asks
Is there a particular book that is your nemesis–the book you’re determined to one day finish?
One day I will read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. One day.
In general, though, I’m pretty quick to abandon a book without too much remorse. I might put it back on the shelf if I think it deserves another go when I’m less disposingly disposed.
And last week’s:
What was the last book you could not finish and why?
At time of writing, I haven’t abandoned Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman yet, but am likely to do so within the next 40 pages or so; I cannot abide a protagonist who does stupid, unpredictable things, and she’s just done exactly that – run off from her friends and climbed a few gates running away from them. For no reason, just because she felt like it. And then she climbed under the bed. I don’t understand!!
Most recently reviewed, Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg – it was so unbearably bleak.