Good morning Sunday Saloners,
This week seems to have been so busy that my reading has definitely suffered. The girls have been at Fun camp all week, which has lasted from 10am to 1pm every day and I have been rushing to get all my jobs done in that time, then afternoons have either been spent with other children visiting for tea or taking the girls out shoe shopping as they seem to have no shoes for the summer. Thursday was the worst day as I had to create two cat costumes overnight. Now I am so not a seamstress and I now understand why 'stress' appears in that word. I got my knickers in a right twist, trying to make something presentable.
So with all that rushing around, something had to give and unfortunately it seemed to be reading. I spent most evenings blogging and catching up on other blogs, then eventually went to bed to read, only to find I was too tired.I also found I needed to preschedule a few blogs as I am a little weary that swine flu is headed our way. More and more people I know have caught it and I need to be prepared. So in order of importance to prepare, blog, food in the house, children, animals and hubby. Only joking, darling hubby, you would be a the top of my list ( is he reading this?).
So this week I finished one book and it only had 171 pages in it. I finished Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson, which I hope to review later this week. The rest of the week was spent flitting between The Lace Reader and Mr Toppit. I am finding The Lace Reader quite difficult to get into and I can't understand why. The story is easy enough to read and there is no confusion in it,but still I struggle. This does upset me, as I have been wanting to read this book since January and now I just can't get into it. I refuse to give up on it, as I have waited so long for it.
How long will you struggle on with a book? If you are not really enjoying it, how many pages will you read before you give up? Or do you read it until the end rather than admit defeat? Personally, I really hate to give up on a book, as I am always optimistic it will get better. I always think that if someone has gone to such great lengths and sweat blood and tears to write it, then really I should make the effort to finish it. That is my caring side, peeking out from my usually hard exterior! So folks, how is it for you? How ruthless are you when reading books that are waning in interest?
So off I trot now for a good old British Sunday roast. Have a good Sunday Salon. Toodle pip!