Books You Just Can't Get Through

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. You've probably been asked dozens of times to name your dream dinner party guests. This is not one of those times. But I'd love to know what three people would make up your dream bowling foursome.

2. Growing up, my favorite store was a tiny mall concern named Winners, which sold baseball hats and Don Mattingly posters and garbage cans adorned with logos. I don't know if there were more than one location—it was not connected to the Canadian department store chain—but I remember being crushed when it closed in the late-1980s or early 1990s. To say I miss the store now is a bit of a stretch; I don't think my wife would allow Yankees posters in the bedroom. But what defunct store do you miss most?

3. Last week, we had a great response to the question about movies you've walked out on. Today let's focus on books. Not counting books you abandoned a couple chapters in, what books have you actively tried to finish, but can't quite get through?

4. What's the longest distance you've ever walked to get (or get away from) somewhere? (As opposed to a power-walking adventure.)

Enjoy the weekend!

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