Unfinished Friday is a meme to inform readers about books you did not finish, and let them know why.
I usually don’t want to say too much about the books I didn’t finish, because I am not only not qualified to do so, but am in fact unjustified in doing so since I didn’t read all of the books. Nevertheless, since the meme encourages such discussions, this week I have two DNFs to report:
The first is, I hate to admit, Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace.
I know these books are wildly popular among bloggers, and that there are fan clubs and meetings and teas and all sorts of tributes and celebrations. I can only say that I never read this series as a child, and to try to read a book in the series now just didn’t work. I am undoubtedly too old. It bored me to tears and I quit very early into the book.
The second is Evidence of Murder by Lisa Black.
This book pretty much annoyed me from the outset with its inexcusably trite title and what appeared to be the beginnings of a most bizarre plot. For example, after a woman is murdered, a man other than her husband comes to the morgue and belligerently insists that since he [also] loved this woman, he has the right take the body away, and he wants it right now! Instead of the rational response, which might be to call the police, the forensic investigator meets with him to hear his argument. Shortly thereafter, it became clear that this was just a thinly disguised rehash of the Anna Nicole Smith story. At that point, I said “Forget it!”
And there you have it, my DNF’s for the week.