Saturday, December 18, 2010


I just wanted to track two of the books I tried to read recently but couldn't finish for whatever reason.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman
I thought this would be cool to read because I saw that it was considered a more adult Harry Potter and I needed something to read before the movie came out.  But I was just not connecting with it.  The magic was not interesting enough to me and I didn't like any of the characters.

Passion Play by Beth Bernobich
I won this through Goodreads' Firstreads program and I was super excited!  But about fifty pages in, the main character was about to be raped and I just could not handle it.  I will try to return to it another time when I'm in a better frame of mind but at the moment, it was too much for me.


  1. I hope you find inspiration for these two books in the future. I always hope for the same when I copme upon books I can't read. Ouch, rape is a tough topic to read about. I've only read about rape once and it was a difficult experience, but I don0t regret it. It opened my eyes to many things. But, you must be in the right state of mind, totally.

  2. I thoroughly disliked The Magicians for the most part because of the characters and Grossman's own pretensions about his writing. The plot is reasonably entertaining and I managed to blow through the book quickly enough, but I ended up frustrated and feeling very empty. I understand why you set that one aside. You're not missing much.


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