What kind of reader are you? Are you the sort that will discard a book if you aren't enjoying it? Or do you plow through to the end?
How do you pick your books? The ones you own? Is there a difference between that and the ones you get from the library? Are you picky about how your books must feel in your hands?
I have always been the kind of reader who rarely gives up on a book.
Those I set down partway through: Moby Dick, which I promise myself I will one day start again. The Name of the Rose, which began to cease making sense as my mind drifted so many times while reading it; I gave up halfway through and several months later, gave it another go, making it a much smoother read, though not quite as good as I had hoped (this is what happens when you see your professor-father reading and expect all that he reads is quality). Will in the World, which I started on our honeymoon and will get back to. Also Poetic Closure, from November, but I think my mind needs to be clear, ready to take on more complicated ideas to successfully read this one.
I'm also still reading The Peppered Moth, which I started yesterday.
Current IRP rankings: me, 4883 and student, 5069.
I've been reading The Peppered Moth in fits and starts, but I can't find a hook, can't find a way to get into the book. This doesn't mean it's a bad book, but I absolutely cannot seem to connect to the plot, the characters, the setting, anything. I want to fling it across the room and start something else, but that nagging I-cannot-really-quit-a-book habit of mine is getting in the way.
What are your least favorite books you have seen all the way through? What about the ones you abandoned? Have you picked anything up again that was better the second time around?
life, week 16
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