Musing Mondays #4

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This week’s question…

What is the last book you struggled to read through to the end, even though you weren’t really enjoying it? What made you keep reading?

This is a toughie. I can’t really think of the last time I had this problem. I’m pretty selective about what I read. If the back cover or first page doesn’t grab me, then I usually don’t continue.

So the last book I can think of that I had trouble getting through would be The Ruby in the Smoke, by Phillip Pullman. I bought it because I loved His Dark Materials and I wanted to see what else he had. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get into it. I barely remember what the plot was now, only that I think there was a murder and this girl was kind of smart and she was trying to solve it. I finished it because I do like Phillip Pullman, but I probably wouldn’t read the other two books in the series.

So what about you?