Did Not Finish #2: September Girls

Bennett Madison, September Girls, (2013), 352p (I got maybe half way thru…)

Even the lure of mermaids couldn’t persuade me to finish this garbage. (Note: this is a sentence I never thought I would ever write.)

Filled to the brim with sexist, conceited young boys and young, vapid, blond mermaid-turned-earthy girls with busted feet, I don’t even know why I got as far as I did. I’m not sure what I expected when I started reading this one, but it wasn’t this.


Did Not Finish #1: Running with Scissors

Augusten Burroughs, Running with Scissors, (2002), 304p — I made it to 181p

I tried. I really, really tried. But I just couldn’t do it.

This is a book club pick for my work book club. I had heard it was interesting, I knew it was dark, but I was not ready for this. It was too much.

Back to back chapters of poop and spit pushed me over the edge and left me gagging.

I gave up. Failed. Now I’m picking myself back up and moving onto the next book.

Happy reading –
Laurie 🙂