Jessica's books

The One and Only Ivan
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Leprechaun in Late Winter
Ella Enchanted
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Plain Murder
Gone-Away Lake
Circling the Sun
Maggie and Max
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
The Night Sister
Tuck Everlasting
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Bedknob and Broomstick
Mister Monday
Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Birchbark House
The Hobbit
The Witch's Daughter

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Book Blogger Hop - October 15-17, 2010

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!  So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING!

This weeks question:   "When you read a book that you just can't get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or move to your next title?"

My answer:  I actually try my hardest to finish it.  It doesn't always happen but I try.  I have a ton of book on my TBR list and lots of them are from the library so I have a time limit so I can't spend a lot of time on a book that I'm not enjoying but I usually try to read to the halfway point before I quit.  It has only happened a couple of times where i actually quit the book (The Poisonwood Bible is the only one that comes to mind right now) but I really hate doing it.  I'm always afraid that it will get better and I will have missed an important book! 


  1. I hate quitting as well. I usually start other books (or take a bunch from my pile and sit them next to my reading spot) as motivation to keep going!

  2. I hate to quit as well, but it does happen to me sometimes. Like yesterday, not a good day for reading. Was most disappointed. Here's my hop:

  3. Great post! Stopping by the hop to say hi!!
    Here's my post:

  4. Just Hopping through..I see you are reading The Secret Life of Bees...I'll be looking forward to seeing how you like it. It's on my Rory Gilmore Book List list. :)

  5. That's why I always try to read other people's reviews on the book, in case they say it turns out awesome at the end, lol! I've given up on very few too... but I think they've all been with good reason. (at least for me)

    Check out my Blog Hop and Follow Friday HERE!

  6. Hello. I'm hopping by for the Hop. I like your blog. Your review of The Secret Life of Bees is just wonderful.
    I don't really like stopping a book either. You never know if you missed an awesome ending!

    - Emily @ Reading While Female

  7. I have the exact same issue! Enough books have surprised me in the end that I just can't put one down unless it's causing me physical pain lol.