Booking Through Thursday
Today’s suggestion is from Cereal Box Reader
I would enjoy reading a meme about people’s abandoned books. The books that you start but don’t finish say as much about you as the ones you actually read, sometimes because of the books themselves or because of the circumstances that prevent you from finishing. So . . . what books have you abandoned and why?
Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!
I don't like to abandon books. Occasionally one will suffer from neglect though. If I don't finish it, I truly believe I'll come back to it someday. So, they end up on the shelf with a crumpled bookmark sticking out of the top, gathering dust and looking oh so sad. Sometimes I pick them up again but mostly I think, "Some other day." My neglected books include:
- The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James: I found out later after reading "The Wings of a Dove" why I gave up on it. I don't like James.
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins: I have no idea why I put this one back. I have to pick it up soon.
- Villette by Charlotte Bronte: I don't think I was in the mood for it at the time.
- The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George: I gave up after Ceasar died. It really didn't grab me.
I can't think of any I've abandoned completely. Luckily, I haven't found one that bad yet.