Thursday, July 7, 2011

Follow Friday (1)

Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Rachel at  This is my first time participating.

What is the worst book you've ever read and actually finished?

My question is... why would I finish it if I hated the book?  I could force myself but that wouldn't be very much fun, now would it?  So this question then makes me think of books I had to read for school - Yalo & Little Mountain by Elias Khoury, Beloved by Toni Morrison, The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.... lots and lots of books that are considered classics but that I really didn't like.

I'm not sure if some of you would have read those novels so I'll adapt the question.

What's a book that you've read recently that you couldn't finish?

I have two so far this year.  Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando & Eona by Allison Goodman.  I got to page 40 or so of Ms. Altebrando's novel but was bored and couldn't continue.  I tried reading the first few pages of Eona but there were so many fantasy aspects to the world that I didn't know so I didn't want to continue reading something I wouldn't understand... at least not without reading the first book, Eon.

What about you?


  1. That's interesting to hear that about Eona, because all I've ever seen was good reviews for it. I actually appreciate your honesty and it's good to know there's at least one person out there who's impartial enough to say they didn't really like it. Though, I've seen a mixed bag about Dreamland Social Club, that's still one that I would like to read though.

    Your blog is really super amazing and I'm definitely a new follower now, as we have some common interests. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    My Follow Friday + Blog Hop!

  2. Hello! -waves- I'm a new follower of yours :) Found you on Follow Friday!

    I totally understand not wanting to finish a bad book, heh. You're lucky you can save yourself from them -- I, unfortunately, have this *need* to finish something I started. It drives me nuts to leave half-finished books laying around so I force myself even when it's not enjoyable :(

  3. New FF follower. I always want to finish a book, but sometimes it's just sooo very hard. Happy Friday!

  4. Hey, new follower here. I haven't heard of Dreamland Social club, but the cover does look interesting, it's a shame that the book isn't. Hope you have a great weekend.

    My FF:

    Ange @ the Moonlight Reader

  5. I was intending to read Dreamland Social Club because the story sounded really unique! Now after reading what you said, I'm not so sure haha. But I guess I'll still end up reading it because some of my friends have recommended it :)

    Old follower!

    My FF

  6. Dreamland Social Club looks like a trip. A serious drug induced trip. Which may or may not be a good thing. I see what you are saying about Eona. I tried reading the first book of the series and I couldn't get into it.

    I'm like you. I don't finish a book that is painful to read. I don't understand prolonged reading torture. There are better books just waiting to be read.

    New follower! Hopping by on the blog hop :)

    ♥ Trish
    Just a YA Girl

  7. The only book I heard of in your list was Eona. I borrowed the Eon from the library but never read it and then returned it. I will have to take it out again when I get more time. There have been books that I have no even finished reading because I couldn't take it any longer and books that I just skipped to the end.

    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  8. Hi, new follower! I haven't read any of those books yet, but now I'm not sure if I should... Check out my Follow Friday post on my blog!


  9. Hi! I'm Izzy, and I'm just stopping by on the follow train. I haven't read Dreamland Social Club but it's on my to-read list, so now I'm a bit nervous, haha. Most of the reviews I've seen for it have been pretty mixed, though.

    By the way, your blog is really neat! I read some of your reviews and you have a unique style that I quite like, so I'm a new follower :)

    Izzy @ My Words Ate Me

  10. I didnt care for Beloved either and someone else listed the Heart of Darkness. have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Hopping through. Too bad you didn't like Eona. I've really been wanting to read Eon and Eona.
    My Hop

  12. New follower here!

    I also couldn't stand Beloved. It took me forever to slog through that book, and I don't think it was even worth it at the end. :/

    Reader's Refuge


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