When do you decide to give up?

That is me every time I attempt to read Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. I have a hard time giving up on books. My curiosity screams at me, “We must know what happens” and unless it’s a HORRIBLE book, I just can’t. This book is not a horrible book but It’s just so heavy with unimportant events and a slow moving plot and uninteresting characters. Hence my continued struggle to make it through Shadow of Night, I mean look at my updates…

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Since January I’ve returned this book twice to the library. I’m so over reading this book. I dislike giving up on pretty much anything so I decide to find an alternate route to get this book finished. Last night I found and requested the audio version from the library and hope that the audio will be easier to get through. As much as I want to know what happens and how things develop, I’m not reading another word! I’ve heard the lady who does the audio book is fantastic so that is a plus!

Question for readers. At what point do you let yourself give up on a book? Do you toughen up and just keep going or do you throw the book away and be done with it? If you did power through a book, did you feel like it was worth it?

Tiffany – The Tangled Taurus

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