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Oct 28, 2010, 1:25pm   #61
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Originally Posted by ildera5
I LOVE reading (would rather do that then watch a movie any day) and will generally read anything :), but I could NOT get through Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I tried reading this book when I was younger and couldn't do it. Then when I was in high school, it was part of my English class and I couldn't get past the first third of the book! Finally, in uni. I was an English major and it was one of the books I had to read again -- NO DICE! I just could NOT read this book! Is there a trick to liking this book? LOL!
I completely agree. We were assigned to read it in high school... Just didn't happen for me! :)
Oct 28, 2010, 1:26pm   #62
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Originally Posted by KatsBags
I said the same thing... basically!!
So true, isn't it? Such a waste of time!
Oct 28, 2010, 2:49pm   #63
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Originally Posted by kymmie
A Confederacy of Dunces...ugh.
And I thought I was the only person who hated this book.

And count me in with the Historian too. That piece of crap was even boring as an audiobook.
Oct 28, 2010, 3:08pm   #64
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The Chelsea Handler books
Oct 28, 2010, 6:23pm   #65
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Originally Posted by cheermom09
Middlesex. Got about 1/2 of the way through it, put it down & didn't pick it back up.
You didn't miss a thing... lol. I plowed through and then wanted to throw it at the wall. Ha!!!
Oct 28, 2010, 6:26pm   #66
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Originally Posted by Tangerine
OMG, this reminds me!

Hands down the most infuriatingly pointless book I've ever attempted: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.

I quite literally threw it across the room. It is nothing more than a log of the routine of purposeless, lazy drunks who treat each other like s**t, they just happen to live in some nice European cities. And by nothing..... I mean that my head was spinning at the sheer repetitive nature of the hideously mundane details. EH should be ashamed of himself. It will take a miracle for me to give him another chance.
AHAHAh A+ Post. He is so overrated.

Originally Posted by admat97
Wicked, Blood and Gold (Rice), The Shack
I got through the Shack, as I was waiting for the big "aha moment" everyone liked - all I could think of was that it was Christian version of the Matrix. LOL
Oct 28, 2010, 8:52pm   #67
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I couldn't make it past the first 2 pages in The Time Traveler's Wife.
Oct 28, 2010, 9:10pm   #68
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Naked - David Sedaris
I Know This Much is True - Wally Lamb
The Russian Concubine - Kate Furnivall
Memoir of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Oct 28, 2010, 9:11pm   #69
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Originally Posted by queennadine
I couldn't make it past the first 2 pages in The Time Traveler's Wife.
Me either ...
Oct 28, 2010, 9:15pm   #70
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Originally Posted by sarafina77
You didn't miss a thing... lol. I plowed through and then wanted to throw it at the wall. Ha!!!
Really? Once I got about through the first few chapters, I ended up loving it.
Oct 28, 2010, 11:19pm   #71
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I loved Middlesex
Oct 29, 2010, 5:20am   #72
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Thorn Bird. I dropped it once, but I finished it later on.
Oct 29, 2010, 6:00am   #73
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Blink by Malcom Gladwell.

my friend lent it to me to read and i really wanted to but i had chicklit i rather have been reading so yea, i stopped and switched over. i still have the book and i would like to one day finish reading it but for now, it's not top priority.
Oct 29, 2010, 12:27pm   #74
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Originally Posted by queennadine
I couldn't make it past the first 2 pages in The Time Traveler's Wife.

Me too, I was pissed I bought it.
Oct 29, 2010, 4:11pm   #75
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The Time Traveler's wife was a drag. I did finish it but I still don't understand what so special about it. The Shack. Another book I did finish but I so wanted to put it down once I understood what the book was about. I really should have read on the back cover before buying. It pissed me off that I wasted money on religious "propaganda".
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