Monday, December 10, 2012

"Musing Mondays"

MusingMondays5This week’s musing, at MizB's is courtesy of ““, asks…
What was the last book you could not finish and why?

Mona Berman is an expert at Happily Ever After – after all, she’s a best-selling Romance writer and happy endings are what she does best. So when her husband of twenty years leaves her for somebody 15 years younger, 20 pounds lighter, and French, she’s got a lot of adjusting to do, both personally and professionally. Lucky for her she’s got three savvy teen daughters, a few good friends, and Ben, the world’s sexiest plumber, to help her along the way.

First she decides that her next book will be the anti-romance – her heroine finds the best part of her life AFTER getting dumped. Next her daughters tell her she needs to start practice dating, and summer at the Jersey shore is the perfect place for that. She’s also juggling her soon-to-be-ex, a loony aunt, and a match-making neighbor, while Ben is sending her romance-driven imagination into overdrive. Can Mona’s life imitate art? Can she write her own happy ending?

My Thoughts...
I love the book cover, and the summary sounds like it would be a fun and funny book. However, I just couldn't finish this book, I did not like it. I really tried to fine some redeeming qualities about it, but half way through the book I said, "Enough is enough" and it landed on my "never to be finished" reading pile. I don't think it deserves even one star, therefore, that is why it gets a no star rating, I actually hated what I did read of that book, and like I said I never finished reading it.

Can you remember which book you couldn't finish and why?


  1. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut and move on!

  2. Sometimes we really have to put books away :)

  3. If I do not enjoy a book, I just do not complete it. Earlier I would feel guilty but now I don't. There are too many good books out there to waste your time on the one's I do not enjoy.

  4. Good for you no sense in keeping on reading something if it is that bad. To many books in the world :)

  5. They can't all be great reads, and I'd rather not finish a book if it's bad.

  6. A never to be finished pile. I like that and I have had a few that belong there. Here is my post:

  7. life is too short to be reading books you are not enjoying!!
    but it is easier to say than do.

  8. I have a " never to be finished" too.