Re: Book Theme Game
posted at 7/7/2011 8:12 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Book Theme Game
[QUOTE]Wesley is on my list, too, but right now I'm reading The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, which is well-written, but I kinda loathe, too. Elkie, I also have limited patience with books lately. That's another good topic (after guilty pleasures) -- books "everyone" says are great but that you've struggled to finish (or have given up on).
Posted by EnjoyEverySandwich[/QUOTE]
Okay. This is tough, because I hate to admit to some of these books which I'm sure everyone else here has read and loved. But here are some I can think of right off the top of my head (and there's probably dozens at the bottom of my head, because I don't have much patience with books that don't grab me anymore):Three Cups of Tea
-- Did not get past page 2. I'm sure this guy's don'e great stuff and deserves to brag about it, but I am more interested in people who do their good works without crowing about it ( like, for example, Paul Farmer). The tone of the book turned me off so much I could not even get past go.The Elegance of the Hedgehog
-- I know I know, everyone loves this book. And I am planning on finishing it someday.....maybe.....I can't even describe why I couldn't get through it. (I'm about halfway through.) I guess the lead character seemed so unbelievable to me.
I also couldn't get into Water for Elephants
, but that's because I really object to elephants being kept by circuses, and I didn't want to read about it. (I know, I should buck up and read it.)
. Just felt so bad for the green-skinned little baby rejected by her parents. I guess I'm a wimp -- it was just such a depressing start that I haven't been able to get rolling with it. Maybe I should see the musical.
I think this theme is probably a ringer for me, because the number of unfinished books I have is pretty ridiculous. It's enough to get me kicked out of a book forum! ;) But you have to let me stay, please! They keep kicking me out of the music forum and I have no place else to go.