i made it through the first ten (or so) chapters finding me bored as hell. i didn't like the writing, i didn't like the characters. esp. katsa was frakking annoying. i wanted to strangle her all the time.
all the praise for graceling made me try to read and finish it, but i just couldn't. i mourn the money i wasted on this book. spending it on woodchip wallpaper would have been better. so the time has come: i surrender, i give up.
some people mentioned graceling in the same breath as finnikin of the rock and now i'm terrified. being an avid fan of melina marchetta i hope her finnikin won't let me down like graceling did...
marking the 'date i finished this book' is slightly misleading since I couldn't make it through it, but i need it to get it out of my mind ^^