November 18, 2009 by Susan
For example, I took Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink home last week; I read 107 pages and realized I was not lovin' the book but I also realized that people who liked the Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray or The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb would love the book - so mission accomplished. Another example would be this weekend, I had been anxiously awaiting Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry because I loved The Time Traveler's Wife enough to read it twice (and I typically don't reread books but my book group chose it,) but after reading 5 pages I realized this was not going to be the book for me. Now this does not mean I might not go back and try it again later but for now, I have let it go.
So the whole point of this post is to encourage you to take a chance. Not every book is going to be your favorite and sometimes you might not even make it to the end but I promise you that if you give a book, a chance, it might surprise you in the end.
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February 12, 2009 by sdc
Bethany Branch, November 14, 2008
Part of a BooksTalk presentation by Eiseley Branch young adult specialist Susan at Bethany Branch on November 14, 2008. Also available as a two-part audio podcast:
Ten Cents a Dance
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