I promised to start a new feature talking about the DNF's I have each month. Here are a few from February that I planned on reading, started, and just couldn't complete:
I love M.J. Rose. I've read many of her books, and enjoyed her mix of history and magic. I didn't get a chance to read this book when it first came out, so I thought now would be the time. I was wrong. I got about 50 pages in, and just couldn't latch onto the story. I will return to this book in the future and read it. But for now, it is a DNF.
This novel had me alternately enjoying it and being puzzled by it. I was ready to give up by page 50, but kept plugging away until 150 pages, and I was enjoying it. Then I read the end, was pissed at what happened, and lost all desire to finish it. With that being said, I was hoping for a humorous book, and it wasn't humorous enough for me to stick with it.
I saw the movie Life of Pi, and loved it. The premise of this novel intrigued me; I was ready for a mystical Paulo Coelho type book (and this was a new release!). I made it to about 100 pages, and gave up. Couldn't hold my interest at all. Bummed.
So there you have it. I'm pretty sure there were more DNF's in February, but these three stood out for me in the DNF ring.
Now I'm off to conquer my required reading stack.