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22 January 2014 @ 10:27 pm
My Dilemma  
I am reading a book that I am quite interested in. The book is about this dog that was used as bait when he was a few months old. He survived the most gruesome abuse imaginable. The dog is healthy and living with a loving family. However, I can't seem to be be able to go past chapter 3 because in that chapter they describe what people who run dog fights do to toughen their dogs. Moreover, the actual yelps and cries that the bait dogs go through are graphically described. I'd like to finish the book, but I can't go on. I don't want to skip the chapter. I never like to skip chapters. I'm almost OCD about it. But I can't go on. Had the book been fiction, I think I could have gone on reading it. But the fact that it is a description of a real event makes me cringe. I also don't like to drop and not read the book.I need to find a way out of this dilemma.
 
 
 
*~Kristen*~: BatB - Scared Bellearies11 on January 23rd, 2014 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yikes! That book would scare the crap out of me. I don't blame you for being hesitant to finish, especially knowing it's true. Even so, I suppose you just take a deep breath, remind yourself that the dog survived, and try to keep at it. I'm like you in that I don't like to leave books unfinished. Even if it's a book I'm not enjoying, I feel this need to know how it ends.
again with the blargdivka on January 23rd, 2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
Ugh, that's hard. Can you have someone else read the chapter and summarize it for you? Sort of like getting the Cliff Notes :)

I'm not sure if that will feel enough like "not skipping" it or not.