I gave up on reading Water for Elephants. I got about a third of the way through it, but then just couldn't bring myself to keep going. I desperately wanted to like this book...but I just didn't. The whole time I was reading it I was on edge. I was either worried that I would have to read about any mis-treatment of animals or I was depressed about all the sad stuff in there about growing old. You know it's a bad sign when you don't look forward to reading your book. I read a few words during my lunch break yesterday and finally said "enough". And I read a magazine instead.
So tell me, did you like this book? Maybe I can give it a chance later...but right now I just can't handle it!
I need some other books to read...what are you reading right now? The Book Thief and Shutter Island have both been recommended to me so they are up next on my list...but after that? I have no clue!