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Friday, July 8, 2011

TGIF over at GReads!

The awesomeness that is Ginger (or G, as I like to call her) over at GReads! has created a great meme that is tons of fun. Each Friday, she poses a question for anyone to answer. Go check her out and join in!

This Friday's Question:

Blogger Confession:

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

This is a tough question for me, because I try not to stop reading a book once I've started. I'm a pretty good judge of character when it comes to books I like, so I kind of know going in that I'm going to like it.

With that said, there are those few that trick me (ooh, those sneaky little books!). The most recent book I had a really difficult time finishing was Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews, about magic and witches and the like. A couple of friends recommended this series, saying how great it was, so I snagged the first book with excitement. But from the opening pages, I just couldn't get into it. I tried and tried, but I never got "sucked in" like I do with my YA (Magic Bites is adult).

Now in defense of my friends, they did warn me (afterward, when I was talking about how I didn't care for the book) that the first book wasn't that great but that the others in the series are awesome. So I forged ahead through the book, and admittedly the end was MUCH better than the beginning--though I don't think it was enough to keep me enthralled in the series.

I'm definitely not saying that I won't pick up book 2 at some point in the future (cause, you know, my TBR pile isn't huge or anything!), but as of right now, it's sitting on the farthest back burner.


  1. I don't think I've ever heard of this book, but I'm glad it picked up at the end for you. That makes it a little better. Gosh, it stinks when you trudge thru a book and it never redeems itself...

  2. I hate when people tell me you gotta get through the first book to enjoy the others. I want to enjoy it from the beginning, dang it! haha

  3. I haven't heard of this one either!! It totally sucks when you go through an entire book or series in your case and just never get to the light at the end of the tunnel!! But sometimes series can start messed up and get better eventually or vice- versa..
    Here is my TGIF
    Have a great weekend! :)

  4. Oh that stinks! I can't stand books like that. I want to be sucked in from the beginning!

  5. I think we all have those books pop up now and then. I just had one myself. Gonna maybe try it again another time just couldn't get into it right now.