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Normally I like Makkai; normally I like an addiction memoir, but about halfway into each, I started just dreading going back. The Makkai was slow and dull. I just couldn‘t bring myself to care about any of the characters. Stash was equally about divorce and addiction, and I just wasn‘t enjoying it. 🤷🏻‍♀️

AmyG I can only say that at 59% in the book-the Makkai story seriously got better. A long way to go, but I am racing through the last 20%. 2w
Cinfhen I‘m at 70% in the Makkai and it‘s STILL REALLY DRAGGING IMHO - im just too invested at this point to quick - but it‘s a disappointment 2w
Megabooks @AmyG really… 🤔🤔 I‘ll consider going back then, but I think I‘m going to continue with the new book I started this afternoon. I need a 24 hour break for sure. I just wasn‘t feeling Bodie or Granby… 😒 2w
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Megabooks @Cinfhen wow! Two very different opinions! I may get back on the library list for the audiobook. I don‘t have any holds left now, but I should get some space freed up soon. 2w
Cinfhen I do like the audio but I know you‘re not wild about Julia Whelan - as a #BorrowNotBuy it‘s ok but o still think it‘s a bit of a disappointment 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, it will definitely be a library book for me if I also try the audio. 2w
ChaoticMissAdventures This is so interesting to see. Makkai's Great Believers is 1 of my all time favorites, but I bailed on this one at 25% because I was just bored. I don't think I can justify dragging myself through 60-70% of a boring book for the good 30% at the end. It's too bad I know she worked hard on it. 2w
Megabooks @ChaoticMissAdventures 💯💯💯 relate to this!! Music for Wartime is an all-time favorite short story collection, but I agree this wasn‘t her best. 2w
JenReadsAlot I need to be a better book bailer! Lol 2w
AmyG I get it. I actually am not sure I actually like Bodie as a character. 2w
TrishB I bailed on the Makkai at 120 pages, so slooooooow. 2w
Megabooks @TrishB yes!! I make it to 220, but it wasn‘t worth the struggle! 2w
cariashley Aw man, I just got the Makkai in the mail from #botm. I loved Great Believers so will keep my mind open! 2w
Megabooks @cariashley definitely keep your mind open, but perhaps go in with low expectations. 🤔 Sometimes that helps me be surprised by enjoying it! 2w
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