Now on to our regularly-scheduled follow-friday question post.
What is the worst book that you've ever read and actually finished?
The single worst book? I really have no idea. I've gotten so much better at giving myself permission to stop reading books that I'm not enjoying at all. So far I've had two did-not-finish books (see this post). My most punishing read-all-the-way-through book of recent memory was probably The Passage by Justin Cronin (see post) just because it was horribly long and slowly paced and not nearly as intriguing as I'd hoped it'd be.
I know that doesn't strictly answer the question, but that's all I've got this morning.
If you are visiting this blog for the first time, welcome! This is Karen. I'm a librarian and archivist and I've been writing this blog since 2006. Some of my favorite books are All We Know of Love (schneider), The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (kundera), The God of Small Things (roy), The Handmaid's Tale (atwood), Pride and Prejudice (austen), The Storyteller (vargas llosa), and Zahrah the Windseeker (okorafor-mbachu).
Here are my posts since my last follow-friday post (I skipped last week):
- Sync: Where the Streets Had a Name + Passage to India
- The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer (review)
- Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman (review)
- first half of 2011
- Literary Blog Directory
- The Book of Lies by Mary Horlock (review)
- Take a Chance Reading Challenge update
- Sync: Little Brother + The Trial
- word: concinnitous
- The Maid by Kimberly Cutter (review)
- The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger (review)