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Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

05 July 2011

Teaser Tuesday #14

Before we get to the Teaser Tuesday bit, I have a question for Goodreads or other book site users: What do you do if you don't finish a book? Do you write a review that tells people why you didn't finish? Do you remove it from your list? Leave it dangling? Move it to "read" but don't put a finishing date? I'm just curious as to what other people's general practise (if you have one) is.

And now, the teaser you've been waiting for:

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

He brandished a volume of Winston Churchill's memoirs and pointed it accusingly at me.

"And while I will never allow myself to be banned from the Strand, I promise not to seek information when you are sitting at that particular desk."

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be ReadingAnyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


erica and christy said...

I haven't done reviews on Goodreads, but generally (like on Amazon), if I can't give it 4 stars, I don't review it. I'm not sure if that's the way to go or not, but that's been my policy (and I don't do a lot of reviews anyway). I have had a couple of self-pubbed books where I've emailed the author, mentioned that I have some suggestions, and asked if they wanted them privately.

I just finished a book yesterday and CAN'T start another until I get a couple more chapters done on mine!

Anonymous said...

If you didn't finish it because you didn't like it, I'd rate it appropriately. Then I'd write a review on what you did read stating that you didn't read the rest. I just take the book off my shelf because I usually don't review things.

Deniz Bevan said...

What a great teaser!
I don't really keep track of what I read on Goodreads - I use my blog for that. I'm still struggling to import all my LibraryThing accounts into Goodreads; so far, my Goodreads profile isn't a very accurate picture of my library at all...

Su said...

Good suggestions! So far my practise has been to just remove it from my shelf, but I do see other people do "I didn't finish it and this is why" reviews.

....Petty Witter said...

Once started I tend to finish a book no matter what. That said if I wasn't to finish a book I'd be sure to 'review' it, telling people why I was unable to finish it.

Su said...

I may start doing that. In this case, the books I gave up on were classics, and I don't think "This book was written 100 years ago, so I thought it was boring" makes a good review. On the other hand, a more modern book that induces a coma might merit a mention of why I put it down.