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Books You Don't Want to Finish?

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#1 Kaybug150


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Posted 24 November 2019 - 10:57 PM

What are books you don't want to finish, haven't finished, or have reread, for either positive or negative reasons?


For example, "Wintergirls" is my favorite novel, and I am literally always in the middle of reading it. I've read it so many times, I have the majority of it memorized. I have one copy of it in hardcover, several copies in softbound, (a friend of mine sent me a few with different covers for Christmas last year), a copy in my e-reader, and the audiobook on my computer and the three iPods I've purchased over the years.


Despite my love of reading, I'm typically a slow reader, and sometimes I'll lose focus halfway through a book. But the book "Tiny Pretty Things" - and it's sequel, "Shiny Broken Pieces" - are books I have a ton of fun reading, despite their not-so-fun subject matter. I've read the first book twice, and I'm currently in the middle of my second time reading the second book. I'm reading it slowly, because I don't want it to be done.


On the other side of that, I have books I dislike so much, I've never finished them. Despite my enjoyment of classic literature, I hate "The Scarlet Letter". I never even bothered to finish it when it was required reading in high school, and just used cliff notes in order to do the work required for the class.


I also hate the book "The Miseducation of Cameron Post". Not just because of the subject matter, but because it was like the author had no idea when to end a paragraph. They just went on and on. I never finished reading it, and I hated it so much, it was the only book I ever threw away. Usually, when I don't intend to read a book again, I'll give it to someone, or sell it online. But I hated that book so much, I didn't even want other people to get their hands on it.   :P  So I literally put it in a trash bag and threw it out.


I'm a writer, myself, and I have a certain level of respect for anyone who manages to not only write a book, but have it published, as well. The idea of throwing away a book is like sacrilege to me. But I hated that book so much, I threw it right out.

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 05:49 PM

I love winter girls too and I have re read that book so many times. I need to buy a new one my hard copy is starting to show wear and tear. It would be an amazing thing if Laurie wrote another book about lia

The books I don't want to finish are usually classics I deem boring like Remains of the day or The picture of Dorian gray or the awakening. I have tried on several occasions to read these books but my brain is like no
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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:13 PM

"The last vampire" series by Christopher pike [now published under "thirst"]. I don't want to leave sita and her world.

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 12:42 AM

i never finished the book “breathing underwater” by alex flinn because it was overdue for the library and i returned it, but i’m not sure if i’ll ever check it out again to finish it. it was a story about an abusive 16 yr old boy, from his perspective. it was very real, is all i can say. it was kind of hard to read. i do wonder how the book ends though. i might finish it some day.

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 05:22 PM

Sometimes I don't finish ED books where they recover at the end. I don't want to think about that part.

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