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27-04-2015 19:53 #51-
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27-04-2015 20:18 #52
Anna Karenina. Had to read it for uni. Hated every word. Ended up reading stuff about it on Wikipedia instead.
Tommyknockers and more recently, It. Hated Tommyknockers. It I like but it's long and I don't have the patience.
Vanity Fair. I want to love it but I get about a third of the way in and lose interest. No idea why because I want to know what happens.
A Suitable Boy. Bored me to tears.
The Great Gatsby. Hated it. Got about a third of the way through and stopped.
These are all in the last 5 years or so. I find it more difficult to stay interested in a book now than I did before kids. Time is more precious and I don't want to waste it reading stuff that I don't really enjoy. I used to persevere, hating the idea of not finishing a book. That was when I also had the luxury of peeing alone and getting 8 hours of unbroken sleep.
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27-04-2015 20:24 #53Senior Member
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The Iliad by Homer. I tried but I just couldn't do it!
27-04-2015 20:24 #54
Aww a lot of the books you've all mentioned I have read. Love all of Jodi Piccoult, love A Song of Ice and Fire, we did CloudStreet for English in year 10, and Da vinci code I loved.
I got to the 3rd book of LOTR and stopped halfway through.
I've been halfway through A Feast for Crows for about a year.
I never finished The Picture of Dorian Gray either.
27-04-2015 20:27 #55
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20-02-2016 10:03 #56
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. Cannot for the life of me understand all the fuss behind this one. Much of its content was lazy, condescending and contradictory. 10 out 10 for her marketing campaign though - it worked.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. It's been a text at school but have also heard people gush about it. I got to the part where she's at the window and a storm is raging. I thought, well I hope you fall and die and put the book down.
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel - I dragged myself through this laborious read and couldn't get to the end. My brain died.
Mastering Your Mean Girl by Melissa Ambrosini - fluff, froth and bubble. Looked like a good map making exercise but ended up being about her addictions and crappy life before she 'saw the light' and became a life coach and how we all have a mean girl and must kill her in order to live a good, skinny life. I knew I'd have to start taking drugs to finish it so gave the book is in the Op Shop now waiting for another victim.
20-02-2016 10:28 #57
bergdorff blondes - mind rabies.
choke by chuck palahniuk - disconnected, confusing, difficult to follow. I just gave up.
I normally devour books but these were just painful.
20-02-2016 12:57 #58
I love that Harry Potter hasn't made it in this thread (yet hehe).
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