July 7, 2011

TGIF! (9)

TGIF is brought to us by Ginger at GReads!

It's a way for bloggers to celebrate the end of the week with a nice re-cap of their weekly posts and to answer a random question.

Blogger Confession: What's the last book you could not finish? (or had a hard time finishing?)

Going Bovine by Libba Bray. I know, I know. It's an amazing book. It won the Printz award, after all. Plus the writing is catchy. And a kid with mad cow disease? What's not interesting about that? I was hooked until I got about halfway through, and then everything just quickly fell flat for me. I like creepy, crazy, funny, strange. But not the kind that Going Bovine offers. For lack of a better way to say it, the story basically unraveled, along with my interest.

I haven't completely abandoned it, though. I hope to return to it sometime in the future, because it is in no way a "bad" book. I'm just not feeling it at the moment.
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  1. I have to say that I felt the same way about Going Bovine, maybe it was the whole philosophical thing or whatever. But, I really enjoyed her Gemma Doyle trilogy and I cannot wait to read my pretty copy of Beauty Queens that I've recently won, but there was something about this book that just didn't sit well with me.

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  2. At least you gave it a good shot! I never tried that one.

  3. I only read the first book in the The Gemma Doyle Trilogy, but that one I really loved. ;) I'm not liking the sound of Going Bovine. It just sounds WEIRD> :(

    Happy Friday!

  4. Ethan Frome was the worst book i HAD to read (for high school) and actually finished ;)

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  5. I stand with you on this one. I did finish Going Bovine, but I really didn't like it at all... awards or not!

  6. I haven't read this one either. I'm hopping by from Friday Follow, mine is up at Coffee Table Reviews

  7. I didn't know Libba Bray came out with another book, and I really don't want to read that one. :P

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  8. My last DNF was The Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck. It's not a terrible book, but the writing was a bit weird and I just didn't care about the protagonist, so after 100 pages I set it aside.

  9. I might still read Going Bovine, mostly because I'm into the weird and the philosophical (one year of philosophy for liberal ed requirement does that to you).

    New follower here! Happy Friday!

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  10. Never heard of it, have a Happy Friday!


  11. I've only read Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle series and I loved it, so it's a bit disappointing to hear that that Going Bovine didn't work for you. Perhaps I'll check it out one day!

    Thanks for following, I've returned the follow! :D LOVE the yellow - it's my favorite color, hehe!

  12. Old follower stopping by, happy Friday!


  13. I salute all the brave souls that soldier on to finish a bad book. I could never do that. I never have and I can’t imagine I ever will.

    This week’s Follow Friday question is an excellent companion to last week’s Book Blogger Hop question.

    Follow me back to my blog and read all about why I hardly ever start a bad book let alone finish one – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Read both my Book Blogger Hop post last week and my Follow Friday post this week and you’ll get the bigger picture of how my mind works. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! [grin]

    Thank G-d It’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  14. Stopping through. New follower. Haven't read this book but I don't really have an interest in it either. Hope when you get back to it, it picks up somehow. Anyway, have a great weekend.

  15. Thanks for visit! Funny that two memes, almost the same question. Never even heard of Going Bovine. Ok, I WON"T read it. :)

  16. Hopping through. I'm really interested in Going Bovine, but I've heard other people say they had a really hard time getting into it.
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