Friday, January 8, 2010

Unfinished Friday


Any unfinished reads this week? Leave a link or comment below and we'll visit each other and share our unfinished books.

I know most of us endeavor to finish everything we read, but we don't have to, and sometimes it's impossible- it just doesn't work for us, for one reason or another. But it's still possible to get some mileage out of that work for your blog- by sharing it with us here on Fridays!

My unfinished pick this week is Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow's The Story of French. It's not a bad book- it's a fine and interesting history of the French language- its growth, its influence and its future. I'm a Francophile and I enjoyed reading it, but at some point I put it down and just never picked it back up again. The sad part is I think I only have a chapter or two left! Does that ever happen to you?

Leave a comment or a link to a post on your blog about a book you haven't finished- I'd love to know!

11 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

My Unfinished Friday link for this week is about Bolano's 2666 (or should I say, only 266, or maybe 26 - ha ha) and is here:

http://rhapsodyinbooks.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/unfinished-friday-bolanos-2666/

caite said...

yes, it is very early in the year, but I have been on such a good book roll so far...

Petunia said...

Only one week into the new year and I've already made good on my resolution to not waste time on books I don't care for. I know Sookie Stackhouse is a favorite around the blogasphere but I couldn't get page 15 if Dead Before Dark.

bermudaonion said...

If I was that close to the end, I'd have to finish it, but I stress over dumb stuff and put a lot of pressure on myself.

booksslicedanddiced said...

Only a chapter or two left!?!? Just finish it!

My unfinished book this fine Friday is The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Just couldn't get into it. http://booksslicedanddiced.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/unfinished-friday-the-elegance-of-the-hedgehog/

thekoolaidmom said...

sounds a bit like a snoozefest to me, but that's why there are so many genres out there :-) IDK, with so little left, it might be worth just white-knuckling the last couple chapters to count it finished.

christa said...

haven't abandoned any this year yet (been reading kinda slow though) but last year I abandoned 19... (you can see them here: http://mentalfoodie.blogspot.com/search/label/Books%20-%202009)

I reckon there are so many books out there I want to read, so not going to waste my time on something I didn't find interesting enough (to me)!

Zibilee said...

I am in the middle of three books right now, but I don't think these count, as I haven't totally given up on any of them yet! I am hoping to get back to a couple of them...eventually I will!

notfernsblog said...

I read this one after seeing it on your blog. If I were to read it again, I'd read the first couple of chapters and the last one or two and skip everything in the middle. Trust me - the last few chapters were the best bit of the book and it's really, really worth reading them if you can.

Lori said...

Great idea for a meme. Glad I found your site.

Here is my Unfinished Friday: http://psychoticstate.blogspot.com/2010/01/unfinished-friday-january-29-2010.html

Serena said...

My first ever DNF books list went up earlier in the week. I hope that's ok. I forgot you did this on Friday.

There is nonfiction about coal miners in Canada, historical fiction by Georgette Heyer, Sharon Lathan's continuation of her P&P sequels, and more.

http://www.savvyverseandwit.com/2010/02/dnf-books.html