Saturday, May 1, 2010

book-swapping...I need a break :(


Wow. I officially suck. :(

Last night I started Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side and I loved it. Tonight...hmmmm. Without being too "spoilery," I got to the 'accident' part and then it just all went downhill from there. I'm on page 225 right now (a little over 100 pages left!) and I just have to take a break from this. For those of you who've read this book, I think you may know what part I'm having a hard time with. The last 50 or so pages I've just been skimming over and I feel kind of annoyed, like my time's being wasted.

I know it gets better - heck, I know about the thing on Beth Fantaskey's website - you know, the thing she posted that you're supposed to read after you finish the story... I know how it ends, but man this is just brutal. I feel so sucky, too (no pun intended) because I know that everybody loves this book - I've seen so many people read it and enjoy it, so I'm embarassed that I'm having such a hard time with it.
There's an almost identical scenario to this one in City of Glass (for those who have read it)--only that lasted like 2-3 pages, whereas this has dragged out for over 100. And I must be an ultra-loser or something, because I just can't bring myself to read any more at this point. So I'll be reading something else this week, and after awhile I'll definitely come back to this, because I am curious for the resolution. I just can't take any more of the current story - the plot has totally degenerated, in my opinion...

Sorry for the drama. I guess I'm just curious if this has happened to any of you before? Like, having to take a break from a book, or maybe just not finishing it at all...?

11 shout-outs!:

blueicegal said...

wow i must we really abnormal then, i huffed about wanting to read this book for months when i finally did get it, i made myself read 40 pages until i had just had enough, im not going to deny it,i hated it, i just felt really let down, none of it was working for me, its a shame when a book you have been waiting for so long turns out disappointing so no your not the only one girl :D

PS it happens all the time, there was a period where it seemed ever book i picked tuned out to drag for ages, i couldn't seem to pick a good book thnakfully that phase is over, because i was stressed as hell!lol

Kailia Sage said...

Oh, its all good. I know what you mean! I literally forced my self to read the ending of the book and THEN go onto her website...it is pretty brutal!

Dazzling Mage said...

It happens to a lot of us. For me, it's usually a hit or miss. I can tolerate a lot of dragging parts if the writing/characters is okay. But if it sucks from all around, I'll probably not read (or force myself to read it just to see if it gets better, but that's rare).

This book in on my TBR, and I'm so glad you posted that it had problems. I'd rather expect that than the raving reviews I've read so far. And I think its a good idea for you to move on to another book and come back to if you want to. =)

Jami said...

Oh hun, I do this all the time! I get to a really hard part, and I will throw the book across the room. I'll read something else and go back to that. You are not alone!

Christina T said...

I've had problems with books before where I get really angry at the characters and have to stop reading for awhile or I'll skip ahead to see if things get better. I do hope you will finish the book sometime. I don't really remember the part to which you are referring but it has been awhile since I read this.

Mama Bookworm said...

I loved this book but I see where you coming from. It was so funny and then things got all dark and angsty. Take a break and maybe you’ll be ready to finish it :)

Candace said...

Sometimes you just need to take a break from a book. I don't remember that happening in this one, but its been a little while since I read it.

Anne said...

I've taken breaks from books I'm not loving a few times. Sometimes, you move on to other books, forget all about that book, then never read it, but sometimes, it starts bugging you to read it again. It all depends.
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh bummer darling. I hope you find something brilliant that invigorates you. Try a different genre for a bit. I know that what I had to do recently.

Sarah said...

i read this novel and I didn't really like it all that much. The book just reminded me of other YA vampire novels that it was really distracting. The plot was very weak and I actually didn't like the way the novel ended!

Jessi said...

I loved the premise of this book, hated the execution. Don't worry, you're not the only one who just forced herself to finish the book to...finish the book. Too much angst and not enough resolution.

 
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