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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Hazards of Good Breeding -- Didn't read it after all

Well, I started reading The Hazards of Good Breeding by Jessica Shattuck
 a few nights ago, but it just did not hold my interest. I think I just couldn't relate to the upper crust characters. I am sorry I put as much time into it as I did.

I watched Season 1 of The Big C with Laura Linney and finished the last episode last night. That's when I decided that life is too short to read boring books. Mind you, this book may not be boring to all readers, but it was to me, so I pulled the bookmark out (at page 120 or so, geez) and put the book on the pile to return to the library. I don't remember when I've devoted that many pages to a book and not finished it.

If I don't read a book, I usually know it in the first 5 or 10 pages and stop there. Which leads me to this great writing book: 

What about you? Do you ever read one-third of a book and then stop? Does it piss you off that you wasted the time? It does me.

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