Today’s Booking Through Thursday is something I deal with a lot!
“Life is too short to read bad books.” I’d always heard that, but I still read books through until the end no matter how bad they were because I had this sense of obligation.
That is, until this week when I tried (really tried) to read a book that is utterly boring and unrealistic. I had to stop reading.
Do you read everything all the way through or do you feel life really is too short to read bad books?”
I don’t often put aside books; if I’ve gotten enough pages into one I feel like I have trundle on even if it makes me a little angry. (See: Castle) Of course, since I generally try to read only books that interest me, that sort of thing doesn’t happen too often (thank goodness). And I will set aside books that just completely don’t interest me or novels that don’t have a strong narrative; it’s really when I’m looking at books that I’m reading in an otherwise reading-material-less space (at the beach, on an airplane, in the car on a roadtrip) that I find myself continuing to read books that I don’t care for.