Friday, May 22, 2015
Friday Linkups - Frenchman's Creek
It's Friday linkup time! I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice.
This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
Why would you stop reading a book? Too long, wrong genre, bad language, not what you expected, or something totally different?
None and all of the above. While there aren't many books I've DNF'd lately when I do it's usually because of a build up of little irritants. I'll be reading along getting more and more irritated and than something will happen and I'll think "Nope. That's one too many." and that's the end of the book. There have been a few where I've gotten to page 50 and thought "I do not care about these people, I do not care what's going to happen and really I have very little idea of what HAS happened." and that's the end of that book.
"When the East wind blows up Helford River the shining waves become troubled and disturbed and the little waves beat angrily upon the sandy shores."
Not much indication about what's going to happen but it definitely sounds like the narrator is familiar with the moods of the river.
"You are puzzled, aren't you," he said, laughing down at her, "because you expected to find me drunk here on the floor, surrounded by blood and knives and bottles and shrieking women."
I've only read a couple of pages so I really have no idea what's going on here but she seems to have a really awful impression of him and he seems to be amused by it. I'm definitely intrigued!
So keep reading? And what makes you decide not to finish a book?