Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sometimes the ratings on Goodreads are just not that accurate.

I feel awful, just terrible, really downright pathetic. Why? Because for the first time since the induction of our book group in October I have failed to read the current month's selection before the bookgroup meeting.

Now I could tell you it's because I'm so big and pregnant, but that would be a lie. Because being so big and pregnant allows me to read more often because I can't do other stuff I normally would be doing. I could tell you it's because I've been too busy, but that too, I'm afraid would be a lie. I have actually read a book and a half this weekend (The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Sorcerer's Stone).

I haven't read this month's book because I just couldn't. I mean I tried to, I really did. I spent over a week on it and only got 75 pages in, that to me is not a good sign. Even most books I find laborous go faster than that for me. But everything about the book was irritating me, I just had to stop. First off I had an uncorrected proof purchased from a seller on Amazon, and it was full of errors, which for some reason I find really annoying even though this post alone is probably full of grammatical errors and bad spelling.

So now in a few short hours I have to go to book group and tell a group of other women that not only could I not finish a book (the first time for me at book group), I have to tell someone who loves this book and has read it twice, why I didn't read this book.


James said...

Unfinished. That's pretty much every book I read.

wesley's mom (sue) said...

Welcome to my world.

I can't even tell you how many times I have not been able to finish a book from my book group because it was unreadable. I hate spending time on a book that I'm not enjoying. I just don't have that kind of time to waste.

Usually when that happens I just skip book group for the month. It's less painful for everyone.

Cheryle said...

I hate books that have spelling/grammar errors. Your blog is fine. And you haven't paid someone Big Bucks for editing it, now have you?

It's a fallacy to believe that you have to love every book. It's okay to disagree with others. I don't care for certain kinds of books and it's pretentious to assert that I do. Tell 'em you didn't like it and enable some other bookie to admit it as well!


Xenia said...

But that's the point of a book group, right? To share your opinion? I'm sure they'll understand. :)

p.s. following you from MBC Under 100!

Margaret said...

Following from MBC!

blakes said...

Well if it helps I have had a hard time finishing any book since my son was born. Following from MBC.