I keep an ongoing list of books that I’ve heard are good, though I don’t keep track of who made the recommendation. A few weeks ago, I started reading “On Earth We‘re Briefly Gorgeous“ by Ocean Vuong, one of the books on the list. It started fine, though somewhat sad, about the relationships between the protagonist and his mom and his grandmother, with some hitting and some bullying at school. It was very sensitively written and I was enjoying it, but then it ventured into a chapter with horrific animal abuse. Well, once I saw what was happening, I closed the book, and said, “done”. My life is too short to read stories about that - I do not need to add more things to my life that upset me. Anyone else?