That’s it. I’m calling it. It has been 10 days, and I’m still not even halfway through this book. It has put me to sleep more often than it has excited me. I don’t have time to force myself through a book I’m not enjoying just to say that I’ve read it. So, there. It’s done. It’s officially a DNF. I may come back to it someday, but I’m having bad memories of The Age of Innocence. I didn’t much like that one either, but in order to be fair, I needed to give Wharton another shot. But I have to face facts – Wharton just isn’t for me.
I can see what is playing out here: Poor Lily Bart is getting older, wants to marry someone rich even though she can’t stand any of the really rich guys. Also, she actually likes this one guy and he even likes her back, but he is sadly just not rich enough for her. What is a girl to do?? Honestly, I don’t care. Sure, the writing is pretty and she has a great vocabulary (though when she finds a word she likes she tends to use it over and over). But I just don’t care about these people or this story. I tried to stick with it – but I honestly already feel better with this decision.
Now…. what’s up next??