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unfinished book list

Associate people by their reasons for not finishing what they've started
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Rather than listing books you haven't read (and have no clue about) or books you were forced to read for school, training, etc., a site should allow users to list books they've started but never finished.

Users would enter the title of each unfinished book, and select the reason it remains unfinished from a finite list, with reasons like "no time to read," "Lost this book," "Irreconcilable political/religious differences with author," etc.

Presumably required reading would have been finished, and books on topics users weren't interested in never would have been started. This would allow users to find people who dislike the same books for the same reasons, as opposed to people who bought the same books as gifts for relatives.

PhaseShifter, Mar 07 2007

Blog on unfinished books http://biblioklept....shed-books-of-2006/
Somebody thinking along the same lines [esperance, Mar 08 2007]


       How about books I never read at all? This way, you can share these books, and then maybe later you can read them together. It will be a bonding experience.   

       You can't unread a book with someone, but if it were possible I would definitly give that a try as well.
daseva, Mar 08 2007

       I rather like this idea. I would rather like a chat with other people who failed to see what was so great about 'Don Quixote'.
DrBob, Mar 08 2007

       What DrBob said, except for Gravity's Rainbow.
calum, Mar 08 2007

       Books which have never been finished by anyone, such as "Ulysses" should be disqualified
hippo, Mar 08 2007

       I read Ulysses but never managed to get far in The Brothers Karamazov.   

       I have a copy of Don Quixote thats illustrated by Salvador Dali. the reason I bought it.
po, Mar 08 2007

       I was going to say the exact same thing Calum. Except I think all I would do is vent about how much time it wasted.
GutPunchLullabies, Mar 08 2007

       I kept loosing the Brothers Karamazov, but I did eventually finish it. Presumably the author of any book has read the complete book, even if the rest of us mere mortals haven't, so none are utterly unread. Though some might be utterly unreadable. . .
esperance, Mar 08 2007


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