Booking Through Thursday (12 November)

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.

3 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday (12 November)

  1. kaye says:

    I usually finish a book too. Breaking Dawn, the 4th book in the Twilight series was a killer for me. The first 100 or so pages was great but the last 500 or so I just about died. There's been a few in book club I've had to force myself to read so that I could participate in the discussion.

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