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I like to read good books.
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Currently reading

Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
Gretchen Rubin
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
Ironweed: A Novel
William Kennedy

Swamplandia! was a bust (for me, anyway)

Swamplandia! - Karen Russell

Sometimes it just makes sense to cut bait and move on!

 

I read about 30% of the book before I was so bored with it I started skipping and skimming around, reading just enough to follow the storyline. Using that method I quickly scanned through to about the halfway point of the book and then decided I was done. I had read all I cared to read about the Bigtree family. Why waste any more time suffering through a book that I was not enjoying?  I didn't care about the characters and, try as I might, I couldn't identify with any aspect of the story.

 

This book may appeal to a different reader, but it holds no appeal for me. I was invested enough in the story that I searched around the internet enough to find out how the story turns out. What I learned finally happens with the characters in this story was not very believable or satisfying so I'm glad I didn't suffer through to the end of the book. 

 

Now, on to the next book!

Source: http://funfoodlife.com/swamplandia-was-a-bust-for-me-anyway