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Friday, October 15, 2010

Book Blogger Hop October 15-18

October Exhaustion.  The classroom has sprouted paperwork piles like manila-colored fungi.  Grades for the first quarter loom over my weekend.  And yet I hop...




Thanks to Jennifer at Crazy for Books I can have a virtual social life, visiting other book bloggers over the weekend (in between sipping coffee, reading, and grading papers).

This weekend's question is:  do you always finish every book?  Heck, no.  I don't have time for bad books--they actually make me mad!  I want to read a book I can love, or at least like very much.  Therefore, I have little patience for mediocrity.  I always begin reading with the highest hopes and a kind and forgiving spirit.  But I will give up on a book that fails to deliver.  This is especially true if the book is poorly written.

If you are hopping by on the book blogger hop leave me a comment and I will return your visit.  Perhaps you are a more gentle reader?  I would rather reread a great book (such as a classic) than tolerate a bad book.  I will read for pure entertainment on occasion, so I'm not being elitist--I just like a well-written book that doesn't insult my intelligence or my sensibility.

14 comments:

Shayana said...

Hopping through. You've got come cool posts here!

Library Talker
http://librarytalker.blogspot.com/

littleredreviewer said...

you and I are on the same brainwave. Life is too short for crappy books!

sometimes it's just not the book I want to read at that moment, and I'll pick it up a week later and love it. . . and sometimes it's just a peice of crap.

if it is a peice of crap, and i do manage to finish it, i'll write a review warning people about it. ;)

Bev Hankins said...

Here on the Hop! I also feel like there's way too little time to spend more than necessary reading something I don't like(especially as I've hit middle age and time seems to go by so much quicker than it used).

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

Time for 1st quarter grades already? fall is going by too quickly! I almost always finish a book once I've begun, but that's not a hard and fast rule.

Aisle B said...

I'm a big WOOZ! I read it to the end even though I begrudge the writer for putting me in this misery... I keep hoping that I will be proven wrong and then... arghhhh wooz I am again!

Lisa said...

Good for you to give up on books you're not enjoying! I so wish I could make myself do the same.

Rummanah Aasi said...

Not taking part in the "hop", but wanted to drop by and say "hi". I thought you might be interested in getting some books for your class. I'm hosting a YA Giveaway at my blog. Check it out if you're interested!

Kelly said...

I agree with you about scratching books you're not enjoying. I hate to do it, but sometimes I have to put a book down. I don't like wasting time on a book I don't like. Thankfully I'm a picky reader, so this rarely happens to me.
Hope you have a great weekend and get to have some fun time to yourself around all the paper grading!

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Follow Friday!!! Hope you will stop by my blog too! My publisher and I are looking for a group of bloggers for a huge blog tour next year before the release of book two in my 'A Sense of Truth' series! We will be giving out a few more copies of The Thirteenth Chime (we can only give out so many, being open to e-books gives an upper hand) and are still open to all interviews and guest posts. We want to fill up the Amazon page with reviews and try to reach as many people as we can!!! Hope you might consider being a part of the team! Thank you either way!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
Emma_Michaels@hotmail.com
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I have quite a stack of those manila folders myself this weekend...haven't touched even one. Thanks for hopping!

Heather said...

I'm glad to hear you say this. So many people are answering with "Well, I feel I owe it to the author to finish..." but honestly, I feel they owe it to us to write capably. It is their chosen profession after all. I expect people to expect good work from me in my chosen field... and I wouldn't expect them to just accept my stuff because they feel obligated to me.

Check out my Blog Hop and Follow Friday HERE!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

hi there! thanks so much for stopping by my book blog, my kozy korner, on the blog hop!

Dizzy C said...

Joining u from the hop and following.

thank u for coming over to see me.

carol

Aisle B said...

I try not to give up but if it's for a review I do my best...

You are a strong cookie and I agree I should stop wasting my time.

New resolution to start.