For the longest time I’ve had the impulse to finish whatever book I started, no matter how boring or terrible it was.
I read a post somewhere on the internet discussing this and it got me thinking about why I did this.
A friend told me, “Why waste your time reading an awful book when there are some great books out there waiting to be read. Life is too short to read rubbish.” Okay, that wasn’t verbatim, but you get the point.
My to-be-read pile is getting out of control. I wanted to join many of the book challenges but wasn’t sure I could keep up since I wanted to finish every book I’ve started. I joined Goodreads and have realized that a good many people abandon books if they get bored or if something is off, etc.
Something clicked for me last year and I decided to not torture myself by reading a book that I didn’t like. I give some books a chance, but if I don’t see any redeeming qualities while reading, then I’ll abandon the book.
This is why I want to ensure that what I write will keep my future readers interested because I don’t want my books abandoned, left in the cold, and begging for attention. Okay, that was a bit dramatic but you get the point. 😉
So, what do you think? Do you continue reading a book even if you don’t like it or do you put it down?