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Welcome to Musing Mondays, hosted now at Jenn’s site, Books and a Beat.

We have some prompts to guide us:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…


THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What was the last book you didn’t finish? Why?


I’m going to tackle the random question.  I don’t often set aside a book unfinished, and the one I recently DNF seemed okay initially.  The characters were two sisters trying to make it without any parental guidance.  But the story dragged for me, and went on and on about extraneous characters that did not interest me.  I was sadly disappointed, as this was my first from the author, and I had been looking forward to it.

Lucky Us, by Amy Bloom, was the winner of my recent Sad DNF award.

Some readers raved about the book, while others, like me, didn’t quite connect.  That’s how it goes sometimes, though.  Often it’s as simple as not liking enough about the story or the characters to keep plodding along.


What about the rest of you?  Do you have some DNF stories to tell?





  1. I tend to just set books aside unfinished as well. I do try and pick them back up again though. The last one that I can clearly remember not finishing was Vanity Fair by William Thackery. It’s a large classic book that got maybe 2/3s of the way through. I’ll probably reread it when I pick it back up in the future.

    Have a good week!



    1. I try to give a book 50-100 pages, to be fair, but in this case, I even went on a little longer. Then I realized that I was dreading every page to be read, not enjoying it at all. So I stopped. Thanks for stopping by, Danica.


    1. I set aside You a while ago…I am not completely sure that I won’t return to it, especially since many people loved it.

      But some books I know I’m done with….and Lucky Us was one of those. Thanks for stopping by, Kimberly.

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