I've been trying to read this for months and it's just not hooking me. I don't think I'll give it up completely but just set it aside . . . again. Perhaps it's time for me to formally introduce a new label. How about the Not-Right-Now book? It's not exactly a Did-Not-Finish, yet, but still has some redeeming features that are worth further investigation. Normally I love stories set in the early 1900s with big families, large country estates and a changing world, but this one -except for a few cool scenes- is just so rambly and directionless 50 pages in. It could still work, though, just not right now.
I'm still working on this one but I am waaaay behind on the readalong schedule, so there's no telling when I'll wrap this up. Don't wait around. It's fun, though, in that wordy Victorian way.
This one was a total DNF. I love David Sedaris's personal stories from, say, Naked, or Me Talk Pretty, but his fiction has always been -meh-. I'm already not a big fan of fables with animals, so I don't know why I even pulled this off the shelf. Good thing it was only from the library.
This is the reason for all the recent spate of DNFs and NRNs. What can I say? I just really, simply, love F. Scott's writing and will forgo everything else just to get back into his world.
Alice Munro is a Canadian author I am not familiar with so I thought I'd give this collection of short stories a go. So far so good.
This is my stay-at-home, coffee table chunkster. I'm enjoying it but I'm taking my time. Social skills, he had none. Brilliant foresight, business sense, intuition and LSD induced vision, he had plenty.