Booking Through Thursday – Read with a Abandon

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? – BTT

Sometimes, I’ve had to abandon books due to time which is why I put The Two Towers on hold; I haven’t finished LOTR for that reason. Some books require more attention over time.  Usually, it’s circumstances. Very rarely do I abandon a book because I’ve disliked it so much. I usually pick books I have an idea I’d like, and a book can’t be all that bad. The one memorable book I’ve abandoned is Mists of Avalon. I’ve mentioned that before, but I’ve tried to finish that at least three times. Life is too short to read books I don’t enjoy at the time. I tried reading Jane Eyre when I was 15, but didn’t try again and love it until years later.


  1. John Mutford says:

    I’m going to say something horrendously unpopular: The Lord Of The Rings is too long! No wonder time was an issue for you. If he just editted out all the songs, that alone would shave off hours!

  2. Crafty Green Poet says:

    I also rarely need to leave books because I’ve disliked them, I can generally tell whether a book will be readable for me. As I get older though I’m more likely to give up on a book I’m not enjoying them rather than to plod on regardless, life is too short

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