Booking Through Thursday

A weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.

Read with Abandon? October 25, 2007

Filed under: Wordpress — --Deb @ 1:16 am

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Today’s suggestion is from Cereal Box Reader

I would enjoy reading a meme about people’s abandoned books. The books that you start but don’t finish say as much about you as the ones you actually read, sometimes because of the books themselves or because of the circumstances that prevent you from finishing. So . . . what books have you abandoned and why?


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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82 Responses to “Read with Abandon?”

  1. CJHill Says:

    Mine’s up! Happy Thursday y’all!

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  3. Stephanie Says:

    Yeah! I’ve missed the last couple of weeks, but I’m up today. Great question!! Come visit me at http://stephaniesbooks.blogspot.com/

  4. Anne Says:

    I just recently abandoned Falling Man by Don DeLillo. The description interested me, the juxtaposition of the actual person and the performance artist that was copying him interested me, but DeLillo’s writing was dryer than the Sahara and confusing to boot. Which she is speaking now? Is this him, or is it the other guy that he helped? etc.

  5. Cat. Says:

    I’m up. And I’m off to see how other people decide about these things….

    Great question!

  6. Stacy Says:

    Great question! My answer, such as it is, is here. :)

  7. Athena Says:

    Sometimes, books may need to be abandoned (temporarily?).

  8. jmutford Says:

    I’m in for the first time. Here’s my post.

  9. Mine is up:-) Happy Thursday!!!

  10. Julia Says:

    Sorry a little bit late, I hope everyone (hi Deb!) have a nice Booking Through Thursday!

    Here Mine!

    Julia-Yen

  11. Diane Says:

    I didn’t forget! I finally posted my response:

    http://bookinhand.blogspot.com/2007/10/read-with-abandon.html

    Good question this week. Looking forward to reading the other responses!!

  12. Anne Gilbert Says:

    My response is at:

    http://www.writersdailygrind.blogspot.com. I hope you will find it useful.
    Anne G

  13. Cassie Says:

    Happy BTT, mine’s up! :)

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  15. pussreboots Says:

    I haven’t abandoned many books recently. You can my full answer here.

  16. Donna Says:

    Thanks for another great question. It gave me a good bit to think about.

    http://awty.blogspot.com/

  17. --Deb Says:

    Okay, mine is up!

    Right here.

  18. minnie Says:

    there’s only been one in recent history. it was non-fiction. it’s a book about diets based on your blood-type. the more i read, the angrier i got. it kept telling me that all my favorite foods were bad for me, and the reason why iw as having headaches, and why i have arthritis (it’s inherited, idiot). sorry, i live through my food. i’m a foodie. i refuse to use certain mouthwashes because i CAN’T STAND THE TASTE. i’ve been hunting for a decently tasting toothpaste for years, because i hate mint. (and the lemon one was even more disgusting, oy). sorry, couldn’t do it. almost threw the book across the room myself, except it was a library b ook. it went back unfinished, needless to say.

    as for jonathan strange and mr norrell? i listened to it on booktape. made it much easier to get through, as i listened in the car. wanna know how it ends, lol?

  19. Tracie Says:

    Here’s mine: http://www.shadetreearts.com/crochetblog/?p=229

    Happy Thursday-almost-Friday!

  20. BookGal Says:

    I’m late but I’m up!

  21. Jeane Says:

    Hereis my response!

  22. ennavic Says:

    I got mine up today :)

    //http://ennavic.wordpress.com/2007/10/28/btt-read-with-abandon/

  23. Matt Says:

    Here is my belated response!

  24. Barbara Says:

    This comes a little late, I know, but the post is now finally published!

    http://downstowngirl.blogspot.com/2007/10/booking-through-thursday-read-with.html

    Blessings, Barbara

  25. Cereal Girl Says:

    I suppose better late than never, considering this was my question.

    Cereal box reader: Booking Through Tuesday???

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