Saturday, August 10, 2013

15 Day Book Blogging Challenge: Day 4

The question for Day 4 of the 15 Day Book Blogging Challenge is: What is the last book you flung across the room?

You know, I can't even remember. I just don't do that anymore. The last book I DNF'd was James Joyce, the biography by Gordon Bowker.. I started reading it in preparation for my trip to Ireland but the (sad) fact is, I'm not a big Joyce reader, and I'm not that interested in his life. Having said that, it seemed like a perfectly fine book for someone who is. It just wasn't right for me. I'm returning it to the person who lent it to me but usually when I don't like a book I just unfold the dogear and put it in the donation pile. If I flung it, it might break the spine and be rejected for donation, and then what would I do?

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

Biographies on Joyce are kind of weird, because I think his life was quite interesting (in a bad way!) but I've never read one that was all that interestingly written! Better to get the gist from Wikipedia I think! :--)

bermudaonion said...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I've never flung a book across the room.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Never toss a book "literally", but then never read Joyce either:)

Space Station Mir said...

Pamela by Samuel Richardson is the last and probably the only book I have ever flung across the room-and I'm sitting with someone who took that class with me and she said the same thing!