I haven't blogged since January, and the reason is because the next book on my list was <I>Wicked</I> by Gregory Maguire. I simply don't like the book, and because I had promised myself that I would finish every book I bought and picked up this year, I'm feeling very stuck. I have to force myself to read five or ten pages at a time, and during that time period I find myself feeling very distracted, or (depending on what part of the book I'm reading), disgusted.
I've heard that the book is worth finishing, just for the end. I also have the other two books in the series because a friend said that they have to be read together (ugh!). I'm feeling disheartened and a bit stupid for not being able to get through this book (sick to death of the reviews that talk about how "experienced readers" will love this book! I read <I>Anna Karenina</I> when I was 12 for goodness sake! I'm pretty experienced!).
Should I put it down and try again later, review the book only half read (almost exactly halfway through it) or should I try to finish it and then review the book? If I review it at this point it won't be a positive review at all. The end of the book could potentially change that, as it did with <I>The Lovely Bones</I> which went from a 5* to a 3* because of the end of the book.