Can You Convince Me?
Posted February 21, 2009on:
Lately, it seems that I’ve been reading books that I just can’t get into. With most of these, I’m past the 50pg point so I don’t need to keep reading but all of these shining reviews keep popping and I can’t help but think I should go back and give them another chance. So here’s your chance. If you think I should go back and give these another shot, leave me a comment and tell me why.
Rowan of the Wood. I just can’t get into it. It fell sort of flat and un-intriguing, despite the shining reviews I’ve seen. But, I’m wondering if maybe it has something to do with the cover?
Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before. I was positive I was going to like this one and, at first, I really did. It was catchy and the narrative had me laughing. But then I got kind of bored with it. Nothing was happening. So I put it down and never picked it back up.
Flygirl. I love historical fiction so I figured this was something I’d fall in love with. At first, I was hooked. Then, just like with SMIYHTOB, I became uninterested. But now everyone is saying how amazing this one is. Did anyone else not find it so completely mind-blowing?
Shelter Me. With this one, I was never sure whether I loved or hated it. The voice seemed dry and to be frank, the characters annoyed the crap out of me. I made it to page 60 or so, put it down to pick up later, and now it’s still sitting there.
What do you guys think? Should I give any of these another shot?