It’s a dilemma I sometimes find myself in. When do you give up reading a book that you’re just not enjoying? I hate to admit it, but because I read so much, and have so much on the to be read pile, I sometimes find myself giving up with a book. Do you do this? Or are you one of those that sticks to a book until the bitter end even if you’re finding it a chore to read? Reading should never be a chore…
I hate giving up on books, but it’s true, there’s too many decent books out there and not enough time to read them all, so why waste precious reading time on something you don’t enjoy? When I do make that decision to give up, I feel awful for a while. God knows why. The book doesn’t know, the author doesn’t know. It’s just my own guilt for not sticking with something that someone has spent a lot of time writing.
I guess recently, I’ve tried to ignore that guilty feeling and if 100 pages or so goes by and I’m still not enjoying the book, I decide its time to give up.
When, or do you ever give up on a book?