Monday, March 2, 2015

On Not Reading a Book

I didn't read the book for the December meeting of the Memoir Workshop I teach at StoryStudio Chicago. If the instructor doesn't read the assigned book, that's pretty bad, right? Of course I felt guilty; I'm usually conscientious about reading the books for my workshops and the books I review or whose authors I interview (this apparently isn't a given). But I also felt oddly proud.

{Read the rest of my essay in the Washington Independent Review of Books.} And let me know if you've ever abandoned a book you were supposed to read and how you felt about that.


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  1. I felt the same way about that book. Didn't get the appeal at all.

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    1. Kelley, from what I've gleaned, that book works for people who already follow her blog. Clearly there's an audience, it's just not us.

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  2. I didn't finish a book that my book club read a few years ago. At first, I felt guilty but then I decided it was fine to abandon the book. I had better things to do with my time than read a book I detested. Don't ask what it was because I wiped it right out of my memory bank!

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    1. Nancy, good for you that you totally forgot about it, too!

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