So I was reading Kristin Lavransdatter based on the recommendation of a friend of mine. It’s a three-book set about a girl in the 16th or 17th Century and my friend said it was her favorite book of all time.
I got about 40 pages into it and had to put it down. Because in 40 pages absolutely NOTHING happened. I’m serious – not a thing. Her father took her on a business trip and some monk told her about paint. That’s all. Not plot points at all. I can’t stand books that take so long to get into the headspace of the leading characters.
To counterbalance that book I picked up the final book in the “Key” trilogy that Nora Roberts put out last year. Nice fluff. I have a lot of other books on my list still to read, but “Kristin” really kind of dampened my desire to plow through my booklist. I have a feeling I’ll be reading a few fluffy books to get back into it.
Have you ever been recommended a book only to discover upon starting it that it is total garbage? Do tell…
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