Friday, December 17, 2010

I tried, I really did...

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

I have had this book on my shelf for so long (years). I purchased it during my 'quilt fiction' phase. Once I joined the Off The Shelf Challenge this was the first book that came to mind. I figured that I would start to read this book now and would be finished it in 2011 (is that legal in the challenge world?). Well I gave it 100 pages, I tried, I really wanted to enjoy this book...but there is no way that I can continue for another 500 or 600 hundred pages.

6 comments:

  1. Argh!! Tell us why?! The cover makes it look kinda bland, but you know what they say about judging a book by its cover. The basically say, don't I guess haha. But it seems like I can totally judge this book by its cover!

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  2. Stopping by from the Newbie Blog Hop! I love meeting new people, so please swing on by and visit me at the Primer when you get a chance.


    What was it about Alias Grace that made it a bad read? I've always heard great things about Margaret Atwood. I've never had the pleasure or displeasure (in this case) of reading any of her work.

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  3. Thank you both for commenting. I am now a follower of both.
    I was so excited to read this book, it has been in my pile for years. It started out great, a cool poem that just grabbed me. But as continued it just felt flat. I really hate to stop reading a book, I feel guilty for some reason doing that. I might keep it around and maybe try again later.

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  4. Ha! I feel weird if I don't finish a book as well. But, I'm getting over it. There are so many other book to read out there.

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  5. Wow I'm sorry you didn't like the book much. What made you decide to stop reading it?

    And thanks for dropping by my blog, and yeah, I can't wait to read Still Alice and The Underneath. Newest follower here, by the way!

    Brush Up On Your Reading

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  6. I love Margaret Atwood, but I haven't read this one...are there other Margaret Atwood books that you like?

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