Question of the Day

Have you ever tried to read a book that you just couldn’t “get into”?  What was it?

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10 Responses to Question of the Day

  1. Sue says:

    Yes, but I can’t remember which one or if I finished it!

  2. Laura says:

    I am trying SO HARD right now with Pride and Prejudice!! I loved the movie – I’ve seen a couple of different productions of it. But I just cannot get into the book! I have friends who have read it multiple times, and can’t put it down, but it just isn’t clicking for me. And on top of it, I like the characters Austen creates – I just don’t know why it isn’t grabbing me. So disappointing.

    • SKL says:

      No way! Maybe you are in a funk. I have never met anyone who did not LOVE that book. I probably read it 3 times before I was 15.

      • Laura says:

        See? SEE??? I don’t know what it is about this one book! Maybe it’s the old English. Maybe you’re right, and I’m just in a funk. I HAVE been wicked busy lately…

  3. Jason says:

    Mine would have to be Le Morte D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory. I think my biggest problem with this book was that I could not wrap my head around the words that were used in the 15th century.

  4. SKL says:

    I have, but I can’t remember the names of the books. Normally if I think it’s worth reading, I will push myself even if it takes a long time to get through it. But there have been a few that were just too boring. OK, for example, “Miracles” by C.S. Lewis. I was reading a set of 6 of his books, and some of them were engaging, others tolerable. But “Miracles” was just not worth the time and effort it was taking away from more interesting pursuits. So I skipped it.

  5. Nikki says:

    A few, but I couldn’t tell you which ones.

  6. Joy says:

    I’ve started many books over the years that I’ve just had to put down. I’m not good with foreign books or overly English or anything like that. If I can’t understand it I don’t want to read it. I read to “take me away” and if I don’t understand it it’s not fun to me.

    The last book I couldn’t get into was the one I was just bragging about getting. The really old book I got for a cent. I so looked forward to it too. It was over 700 pages and I couldn’t wait and I read almost 400 pages but it was just so boring. I also couldn’t read Danielle Steel’s new novel, Legacy. I thought it was boredom city. It happens.

  7. Phyllis says:

    Yes, but I don’t remember which ones. I really enjoy reading, and go through several books in a 2 week period. Sometimes I find that if I can’t get into it the first time, I will actually enjoy it at a later date.

  8. Morocco says:

    Yes! “Miracle at St. Anna” by James McBride.

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