Tuesday, June 5, 2007

I don't usually quit at this point....

I was reading the book All the Numbers by Judy Merrill Larsen. I wasn't loving it but I liked it well enough. But I got about halfway through (HALFWAY!) and I realized I really didn't care what happened to anyone in the book anymore. Sounds horrible since the book is about an 11 year old boy who gets killed by a jet ski that got too close to shore, and the family dealing with their loss. (That's not a spoiler, it says as much on the back cover) So I feel bad in a weird way, that I don't care, but I just lost interest. So it's on to the next book....This Heavy Silence by Nicole Mazzarella. Wonder if I'll finish that one...:-)

(One of these days I will post a list of all the books I've started but not finished this year, there are quite a few. I am not one who will finish a book no matter what.)

3 comments:

Arukiyomi said...

I truly intended to read your whole post here, but confess that I gave up halfway through...




;-)

Eileen said...

Funny. :-)

heidijane said...

I usually have a little (unwritten) rule about reaching the 50th page - I usually figure that if I've reached half-way I might as well finish....But I can understand how sometimes you actually don't care about how the book ends, as I have certainly read books like that too.