That is good and I most certainly not irked about that. Reading was my first love as far as hobbies go for many years, I have been a reader since I was a very very small child, I read to myself well before I went to school and carried on reading until crochet took over my life and then I slacked off a bit.
One of the biggest problems I have with reading - and with many other things in life it has to be said - is that I just keep going. Even if I don't like a book, even if I don't enjoy it I keep on reading it all the way until the end. I never know when to say no or to stop. I don't like quitting, and will never quit unless I really really have to. This makes for difficult times sometimes when reading a book as reading something you don't like or don't enjoy is tough going and really slows you down.
Case in point is this book. I am not going to write the author or title so that it doesn't come up in an internet search as I don't wish to offend. However, this book really irked me so I want to tell you about it. In fact it didn't just irk me it downright offended me.
Because I cannot give up on anything I kept going and then it finally reached breaking point and I stopped. The reason? The language. I was fed up with the swearing, the rudeness and the downright profanity at some points. Yes, it is just a story, yes, I am sure that people say these things all the time, but that doesn't mean I have to read it!
I kept hoping that it would get better, that things would move on. No. The bad language just continued and I didn't like the story or the characters either and it wasn't showing any signs of improving.
So I made the - for me - momentous decision to stop reading it and yes, this one is going to the charity shop - although I feel rather wary about sending it there, but I don't know what else to do with it. I certainly don't want to pass it on to anyone I know.
That seemed all well and good - in a way - until I noticed another book by the same author on the shelves. I opened this one randomly and on the first page I came to, yes, you guessed it, another rude word.
Then I noticed another by this author in my Christmas books. I didn't open this one at all.
I have a question for you about these second two books. Have you read either of them? Are they worth me ploughing through. Will they have lots of profanity or other things I might not like in them? I don't mind the odd bit of cursing, but I could not take what was in the first book.
I would like to hear your thoughts, otherwise all three of these are off to the charity shop. It reduces the numbers of books to be read, but gosh it bugs me!