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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I'm not going to finish it...

As a New Year's resolution I decided that I was going to finish ten books that I had started but didn't finish in 2010. So far I have checked off two books from that list. Not bad. It is still only January. So today I settled down with the next book on my list, As Easy as Falling of the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins.

My reading of this book was interrupted when I handed to book over to a student who was looking for a funny book. Since then I've been carrying it around with me hoping for another chance to pick it back up. That day was today. I settled in to my new favorite reading chair, cat on the arm of the chair, and a fire roaring nearby. I start paging through, trying to remember where I left off, decided on a spot and started reading. Then, what the heck, I must have fallen asleep because I swear I just read those pages...skip ahead to where I was...start reading, and whoa, how did I get that far so fast? Take a closer look. The publisher made a big boo-boo on this book. I read to page 201 then it jumps back to page 179 and starts again until page 210 where it skips ahead to page 245. No wonder the kid thought the book was funny...but not that kind of funny.

I now can officially give myself permission to not finish this book. In fact, I think I'll throw the book away.


  1. How strange that the pages were all screwed up! I read this book and thought it was just okay. I recommend you move on to something else!

  2. That's terrible! I would be very upset if something like that happened to me. I most certainly wouldn't finish the book!

  3. Right after reading this I ran to my teen area to make sure our copy wasn't defective. It's not. But thank you for posting, I would never have known otherwise.

    I did try this book a few times but I never got very far. I found the illustrations to be too childish for teenagers and it really turned me off. I think I'll focus on reading things that I know will interest our teens instead.

    I enjoy your blog- keep it up! Thanks!


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