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."