Thanks for hopping by! I love the Book Blogger Hop, such a fun way to meet other book bloggers and get to know them. If you're unfamiliar with it, it's hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books. Each week over 200 bloggers participate! So you will definitely find something for you.
This weeks question is: When you read a book that you just can't get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or move to your next title?
Lately I've had a couple books that I just could not get into. Which is a little strange for me, usually I can stick it out. So what I usually do is put down the book for a few days, move on to the next one, and then come back it to it. This usually fixes things but lately I've had ones that this didn't even work. But I hate giving up on books so I'll usually just read a little bit of that book a day while reading others at the same time.
I always try to push through because sometimes the book can redeem itself, or get a bit better. I read a review of Parrot and Olivier in America where the reviewer gave up on page 175. As I read, I totally understood why. I got to page 200 and had to put it down and come back to it. After about page 250 it actually got better and the reasons why I didn't like it in the beginning seemed to go away (the over-description.) It still wasn't a great book to me, but I'm glad I finished.
I wanted to let you all know that on Monday I'll be posting about a new feature that I want to do. I've recently had the privilege to meet a few people who are doing wonderful work in my community promoting literacy here and around the world. So I want to feature their work here on my blog and I hope that other book bloggers will do the same for people in their community. So I hope you'll check back here on Monday to find out about "Spread the Word."