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Old 01-23-2024, 01:18 PM   #61
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I ditched "The Lager Queen of Minnesota", J. Ryan Stradal, on page 220 of 280.
I felt that he was taking me for a ride.
I can take Cinderella fairy tales but at some point it sticks in my craw.
I had read "Kitchens of the Great Midwest" a while ago and the "feel good" didn't seem so cloying.
YMMV
Next on the stack: "Machine Gun Manual" (1917)
I hope that it's not too upbeat.
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Old 03-26-2024, 02:01 PM   #62
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I DNF 3 this year. Mainly because the books did not interest me or got to be too boring to stay engaged in the story
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Old 03-26-2024, 02:04 PM   #63
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Today I DNF A fate inked in blood. Writing style a bit juvenile. Story bland.
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Old 04-01-2024, 01:32 AM   #64
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Last year I set a personal record by DNFing 5 titles. None so far this year.
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Old 04-17-2024, 01:48 AM   #65
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I just read The Road, and his tenuous grasp on punctuation is obnoxious, indeed.
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Old 04-25-2024, 08:07 AM   #66
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Prophet Song by Paul Lynch. I gave up on this fairly quickly. I read the first couple of pages and I'm not currently in the mood to give this the effort it would need. Maybe I'll visit this again in the future.

This is the second Booker Prize winner book I haven't cared for, although I made it through The English Patient. Reading Booker Prize winners is one of my long term goals.
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Prophet Song by Paul Lynch. I gave up on this fairly quickly. I read the first couple of pages and I'm not currently in the mood to give this the effort it would need. Maybe I'll visit this again in the future.

This is the second Booker Prize winner book I haven't cared for, although I made it through The English Patient. Reading Booker Prize winners is one of my long term goals.
I don't read a book just because it's won an award. I find a lot of award winning books to be sort of not all that good.
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I don't read a book just because it's won an award. I find a lot of award winning books to be sort of not all that good.
Neither do I. It has to be an award I'm interested in.
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I don't read a book just because it's won an award. I find a lot of award winning books to be sort of not all that good.

I don't as well but if I am looking for something new from a new Author I use the award status to help me make a decision on a book to buy
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I don't as well but if I am looking for something new from a new Author I use the award status to help me make a decision on a book to buy
What sort of book are you looking for? Maybe someone can give you a recommendation based on what you like.
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I just put down The Found and the Lost by U.K. Le Guin, as I severely underestimated how many novellas the good lady wrote, and I was starting to lose steam. Especially after I realized that I could skip several of them that I had already read in Five Ways to Forgiveness, but doing that barely made a dent in the book's progress!
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