Not a Page Turner

It’s probably the Catholic upbringing that is making me feel guilty.

Here’s my confession:  I can not get in to this new book I’m reading I’ve been trying to read.

I am struggling with such a small dilemma, I know.

But I’m feeling like a quitter here.  I can’t tell you the name of the book because it would be even worse if you were to say, “Oh!! That’s a great book; you have to finish it!”

I don’t like being told what to do. 

I don’t like being judged. Quitter!

 Again, the Catholic upbringing.  Thanks, Dad.

To make quitting even more of a crucifixion?  My husband picked the book up off the coffee table and is more than 1/2 way through it!  And I quote: “Great book!” 

 Ugh!  That makes it even more of a sin to quit. 

It’s judgement day.  Decide my fate.  Vote.


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10 Responses to Not a Page Turner

  1. That happened to me once I went so far as to take the book back to the store telling them and I quote “I don’t know how you can sell suce a boring book i Have to have my money back!!!”

    I say put it away, not every book is for everyone!! A good reader knows when to abandon a book that is not a right fit for them!!

  2. reenie says:

    Some books are for certain season in our lives and you may just have a book out of season – try it again later 😉

  3. Donna says:

    Turn to the last page and read it. You will then know if you were right or wrong about the book.

  4. Renee says:

    If you’re really not enjoying it, don’t finish it. I made a pact with myself to finish every book I start. Then I got about halfway through Villette by Charlotte Bronte and realized I just couldn’t waste another moment of my life on it. I dreaded reading another word and decided to just stop. And I feel good about that.

    I learned a long time ago that just because “everyone” loves a book doesn’t mean *I* will (da Vinci Code, The Notebook). Took me six months to finish da Vinci because “everyone” kept telling me it was “slow in the middle, but it gets better.” It never did. On the last page, I wondered when it was going to get better.

  5. mypajamadays says:

    I completely agree with Reenie. Don’t think of it as quitting, just not right. I tried twice to get through The Professor and The Madman but got so bogged down in all of the vocabulary. Yet, DW finished it in a few days. One of these days I will try again, when my brain isn’t so muddled with kid schedules and a traveling husband.

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