If you read enough, you'll eventually start a book with every good intention and with high hopes but then find that there is no way you'll ever finish it. What's a book blogger to do?
I have been thinking about this for several months. Last week, I decided that each abandoned book deserves a post of its own. So I wrote a kind of mini-review of a book I didn't finish: Deadly Nightshade by Cynthia Riggs.
I struggled a bit over the format of the post, and here's what I came up with. Although I always write my own summaries of the books I review, I used the publisher's blurb for Deadly Nightshade. How could I write a summary of a book I didn't finish? Next, I explained why I stopped reading (or, in this case, stopped listening). And finally, I hunted around for reviews so I could offer you (my readers) other opinions.
Here Are My Questions
⇒ Did my mini-review work? Were you interested in why I didn't finish?
⇒ If my post did not work, what should I do next time? (Not post? Provide different information?)
⇒ What do you do about books you don't finish?