Musing Mondays (June 1)

Musing Mondays (BIG)Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about sticking with it…

How much time (or how many pages) do you give a book that you aren't really enjoying before you'll set it aside? If you're reading it for a book group discussion, or for review, will you give it more of a chance then, say, a book you're reading for your own interest? Why, or why not? (courtesy of MizB)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

 

 

MizB suggested this question some time back, but it was oddly appropriate for me this week. The May meeting of my bookclub was on Friday night and I had to turn up, tail between my legs, and admit that I hadn’t finished reading the book. I hadn’t even gotten half-way. Now, admittedly, I had some pretty good excuses, and I was surprised that I got off without any teasing, but still, it’s not like me.

On the odd occasion that I can’t get into a book I usually stick it out for the first 50 or so pages and then I’ll either move on to something else, or, if it’s something that I really did want to read, I’ll put it aside and come back to it again later.

I will give a book much more of a chance if it’s one for discussion in class or bookclub. Also if it’s something that’s been recommended by a friend whose judgement I respect I’ll usually give it the benefit of a doubt.

For the most part, if I start a book I usually finish it. I’ve been known to borrow books from the library and not quite get to them, but I once started a book usually gets finished unless it really irks me in some way. I don’t feel guilty about putting a book down, but I do feel a little disappointed.

38 comments :

bibliophile23 said...

I just posted mine here

...... Bobbi said...

Good prompt - my link is here:
My Muse and Me

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Happy Monday!

Bluestocking said...

Here is mine

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Don't have time to answer today, but will post answer tomorrow. I just came across a book I couldn't finish so good timing. Rarely happens.

gautami tripathy said...

Here is my response:

Monday is here again

Matt said...

My answer is up. :)

debbiesworld said...

Here is mine http://debbiesworld.wordpress.com/2009/05/31/musing-mondays-may-31/

The Social Frog said...

Mine is Up :)
http://thesocialfrog.com/?p=2054

caite said...

writing from a far and distant land, but here is My Answer!

BooksPlease said...

Here is my answer.

Kim said...

Mine is up! Happy Monday--
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/05/monday-goings-on.html

Ladybug said...

Hello from Norway on a great and sunny Monday morning!

Here's my Monday post

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

here is mine

http://www.icewarmth.com/2009/06/musing-monday-14-sticking-with-it.html

wendy said...

must read on, must read on...can't handle the epic fail! my musing

Lynne said...

Mine's up here. Very timely question.

Marie said...

Here's mine! http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2009/06/musing-mondays-or-is-life-too-short-for.html

always a good question!

Yvonne said...

Mine is up here

Pam said...

Mine is up!

http://pamperspective.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays.html

Janet said...

My post is here.

Mo said...

Mine's here.

Happy Reading, everybody!

Cathy said...

Here's my answer!

Jessica said...

Happy Monday! Here's my answer!

MizB said...

LOL. You don't know HOW many times I've shown up for book club without having finished --or even READ-- the book of the month! LOL. And, yes, I got nasty looks and funny comments every time, but they came to expect that from me. ;)

Here's my answer for this week! Thanks for using my suggestion! :D

Thanks, too, Rebecca, for hosting this every week!

~MizB

Jenny Girl said...

All is forgiven my dear!
Here is my musing

judys424 said...

Mine's posted at

http://judys424.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/musing-mondays3-sticking-with-it/

Li said...

Posted mine up here: http://www.rulethewaves.net/wp/?p=512

writemeg said...

Very thought-provoking!

I'm posted here @ write meg!

Lynda said...

Answer here - scroll down
http://lyndasbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/monday-mailbox-musings-short-story.html

zetor said...

Mine is here, http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays.html

JessicaLeigh said...

Here's mine for the week!

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Alrighty. Mine is finally up.

here

Melissa said...

Maybe I should institute a 50-page rule or something...

http://balletbookworm.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays-stick-with-it-ness.html

carolsnotebook said...

Mine's up, too

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/musing-monday-15/

anothercookiecrumbles said...

Late in the day, but at least it's still Monday, when I have my say !

Happy Monday - hope you guys are in for a more fun week than me!

Nise' said...

It helps not only to leave a comment with link but post it as well! LOL Here's mine.

Shon said...

Here's mine:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays.html

Nonna (Chèli) said...

Here's mine.
http://chelisreading.blogspot.com/