Friday, February 12, 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 Friday book is Sicilian Tragedee, by Ottavio Cappellani. I read it for LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program and I learned something- I learned I need to stay away from comic novels!

It's about the Italian theater scene and has lots of lively, colorful characters; there was nothing wrong with it strictly speaking. And I only got through the first couple of chapters. But I couldn't focus on it and it wasn't holding my attention. It was silly and fun but I guess I like my novels more on the serious side!

What about you? Anything abandoned to the island of misfit books?

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

From the cover, I'm guessing it's supposed to be a parody of The Godfather.

Serena said...

I like the cover. Sounds like a book I would enjoy. I really need a comic novel or parody once in a while. Thanks for sharing. I don't have any unfinished books this week.

Care said...

I had an unfinished book from a few weeks ago - but am happy to report I finished To the Lighthouse (but you know that). I think I'll go back to reading now and it's a book I fully expect to finish (so far really good!) Benny & Shrimp.

Sandra said...

Too bad this wasn't doing anything for you. May I ask what you do when you owe LT a review and you just can't stomach the book? Do you write a review, and do you say that you didn't finish it?

Marie said...

Sandra, yeah- I write a brief review (no more than a paragraph) saying that I tried to read it, didn't care for it, and briefly what I liked or didn't like about it. But I always write a review for LT books no matter what! :-)

booksandbakes said...

I like this feature! Now I know where to send my unfinisheds!

Mmm, I'm taking The Pickwick Papers to the charity shop. I love Great Expectations and David Copperfield, but The Pickwick Papers...dawdles. It was Dickens' first novel, and it doesn't retain any catchy overarching plot, as far as I can tell. Witty though - good for reading chapters aloud I imagine.

I know what you mean about comic novels...!
Rosie of BooksAndBakes

Zibilee said...

I has a very interesting cover, but I don't think this would be the book for me. I'm sorry you had to leave it unfinished and I hope your next read from Library Thing is much better!

Marie said...

BooksandBakes-welcome aboard! Hope to see you back again :-)