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I gave up on the book that I was reading, The Shipping News. I just couldn't do it anymore. It is not about the content, but the writing itself or maybe the translation. I wanted to read it as it is set in Newfoundland where one of my pen friends lives, but I guess I'll have to learn about the place from her. I just cannot stick to a book that I don't particularly like, no matter what the reason for not liking it is. If it doesn't grab me till page 30, I will check how it is on page 50 and if I still don't like it, I'll get another book (I got to page 195 with Shipping News which proves that I really wanted to finish it). So today I started reading Imprimatur by the Italian authors Rita Monaldi and Francesco Sorti, a historical novel set in 1683. About a papal mystery. I love mysteries.