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Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching '80s Movies
Bailed because I was bored.
Nov 03, 2016
Nov 03, 2016
The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
Jul 05, 2016
Jul 05, 2016
I wanted to like this one, but 1) I just wasn't in the mood and 2) the foreshadowing was driving me nuts and 3) I was halfway through and nothing had ...more
Nov 11, 2014
Nov 12, 2014
The Haters
I wanted to like this, and sometimes I did. But not enough to care to finish it.
May 05, 2016
May 05, 2016
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
Next time, have someone edit your book.
Dec 22, 2016
Dec 22, 2016
Maestra (Maestra #1)
Bailed. I'm too innocent for this book.
May 05, 2016
May 05, 2016
The Best of Adam Sharp
Was going along, enjoying the story until I hit the ménage a trois and then I realized it was some middle aged man's wet dream and bailed.
Jun 08, 2017
Jun 08, 2017
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Halfway through the book, I realized I don't care and I have better things to do with my time.
Jan 15, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
The Undaunted : The Miracle of the Hole-in-the-Rock Pioneers
It's a historical fiction book and there are *footnotes* and *endnotes*. Enough said.
Feb 02, 2010
Jan 02, 2010
The Water Castle
Wrong book, wrong time because I was bored stiff. And Ephraim is a twit.
Dec 13, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
The Snow Queen
This is why I dislike adult fiction. So many words, and nothing happens.
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
Anna and the Swallow Man
I am so over pretentious WWII books.
Oct 08, 2015
Oct 08, 2015
The Book of Nonsense (Sacred Books, Volume I)
Honestly? I read this out loud to C, we got about halfway through, and we both lost interest. I could blame circumstances: we've been sick and busy, b ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
The True Adventures of Charley Darwin
This one started out so promising -- an enjoyable portrait of young Charles Darwin. Then... it lost its way during Darwin's four year sea voyage aroun ...more
Aug 07, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
The Purloined Boy (The Weirdling Cycle, #1)
Obviously, I'm in the minority here... but I couldn't get through this one. Tried to, but it just didn't grab me, and I couldn't force my way through ...more
Sep 25, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
Callie's Rules
You know what *really* bugged me about this book: the liberal versus conservative dynamic among the adults. Yeah, I know there are people out there li ...more
Dec 19, 2009
Dec 20, 2009
Cloud Atlas
I was annoyed with it and then I hit the dialect section and I bailed. Went to Wikipedia to make sense of what I already read and discovered I didn't ...more
Feb 10, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
Dragon Wishes
Actually, one of the better independently published books I've read. It wasn't *really* grabbing me, and I don't have the time right now, but I think ...more
Dec 18, 2009
Dec 18, 2009
I have several hot-buttons that automatically score a DNF. Kidnapping and raping/sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl is one of them. As much as I like ...more
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
It's been a bad month for books, and this one just wasn't doing it for me. I think if the author had condensed the story into one year instead of spre ...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 20, 2010
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
I know they're supposed to be pathetic. I know it's supposed to be humorous. But I CAN NOT read/listen to a book that objectifies women like this.
Mar 28, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
Sophomore Undercover
Nope. Tried and failed. Too vulgar, too stereotypical, and just not interesting enough for me. (Granted, I bailed after 30 pages, but that's all I cou ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
Magpie Murders
Wanted to like this but halfway through on audio I got bored and when I lost my place I didn't care enough to find it again.
Aug 15, 2017
Aug 15, 2017
Don't Call Me a Crook!: A Scotsman's Tale of World Travel, Whisky and Crime
I tried. It sounded interesting, but I just couldn't get into it. Call it mood or timing, but it fell flat. So, I abandoned it.
Jun 03, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
Palace Beautiful
Gorgeous language. All the journal entries drug me down. Also: I'm not sure the 1980s count as historical fiction yet...
Dec 12, 2010
Dec 12, 2010
The Last Newspaper Boy in America
Important theme: challenging da man, the life of a small community, fighting for one's rights, etc. But really, really boring.
Oct 28, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind (Carter Finally Gets It, #3)
I like Carter being a dork. I just don't like sex-obsessed Carter being a dork. Reminds me of all the guys I want to keep away from my daughters.
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
Trouble in Paradise (Camp X, #5)
This was a sequel to something? I never really got into it, but I can see the appeal. (Spies, WWII, cool Canadians...)
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
Madame Bovary
It may have been the audio narrator, but I found myself drifting off while listening to this. Why is it a classic??
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Operation Redwood
2/3 of the way through the book, I thought, yeah, yeah: big corporations bad. Environment good. Got it. So, I bailed.
Nov 03, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
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