Suggested by JM:
“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 only force myself to finish a book I’m not enjoying – I hesitate to use the word “bad” – if it is for book club. I feel like the other people in book club make the effort to read every book, and it is rude to not finish a selection. I suffered through One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Forever by Pete Hamill for book club.
On my own time, I give a book 50 pages to real me in. I’ll give a longer book 100 pages. The only exception to this recently was The Twilight Saga. I kept thinking they would get better, and they only solidified my opinion that you shouldn’t keep reading a book just because you “should” like it or because everyone else likes it. I will never get all the time back that I spent on that series. No hate comments, please. That’s just my opinion.