Not burning books, but books that burn.
Books that aren’t what you thought they’d be.
Books that leave a bad taste in your mouth
Books that you put down, throw down, or want to throw away.
The ones that you do not finish. On purpose.
“So many books, so little time”
This quote is from my MIL’s sweatshirt, and it’s so true. My to-read list is ever growing. I don’t have time to read bad books. I’m not talk about books that challenge you and you NEED to finish reading. Those books you should finish.
I still consider myself to be a new reader so, I guess, I’m still learning how to choose a good book. For the most part, I read books that come highly recommended from a reliable source. But once in awhile the books at the library or books store swirl and dance around me enticing me to buy it on the spot. This has, for me, always been disappointing.
I’d love a resource for books like Plugged In. A site that would spoil the book, if necessary, and would warn me the book has parts I do not want to read or is really about something other than I’m lead to believe.
Until I find out about a site like that I’ll be sticking with my reliable sources.
Does anyone else have this problem? How do you choose your books?