Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss

Sandi Shilhanek | Reviewing

October 12, 2008

This past weekend I did something I can only remember doing one other time. I started a book and did not finish it. Worse yet, was the fact it was a review book. I always feel the need to finish a book I guess I have what might be considered an optimistic outlook that the book surely has to get better, thus my continued need to read.

The book I was reading for review was a bound and printed ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) and full of typos which as you know from a previous blog I don’t usually notice, but these were so glaring that they totally prevented me from being able to get a good reading flow going. My second problem with this particular book was that the storyline seemed to go from one idea to another without any really rhythm. These two issues made me decide to ask the person in charge of reviews if I truly had to read and review this book.

Luckily for me she did release from having to read this book, and I can move on to the next. Unlike what I think most people will do I think I shall put a bookmark in this book, and at some point in the very distant future I might pull it out and give it a skim to find out for sure how it ends, as it was the last book in a trilogy.

So this inquiring mind needs to know are you a die-hard finish to the end no matter what person, or are you of a mindset that there are so many good books to read why bother with a lesser one? What do you do with the unfinished ones? Do they go to the shelf for another try later, or move on to a new home?

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