Thursday, November 12, 2009

Booking Through Bad Books

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Do you read everything all the way through or do you feel life really is too short to read bad books?

There was a time when I had to finish any book I started, no matter how boring or trashy it was. I felt compelled to read it. Now I don't. I simply stop reading, chuck it out (not literally!) and move on to the next. Why waste time when there are so many other choices? There have been times, when I have stopped reading books, which are not bad or borng only to get back to those later on. There are instances when I simply skim through it, read the last few pages and done with the book.

13 comments:

jlshall said...

Yes, some books do very well with just skimming and reading the last pages. Glad to know I'm not the only one who does that occasionally!

Veens said...

I leave the book if I can't get through it... give me some time, the give it a 2nd chance...
still doesn't work, ditch it!

Yvonne said...

I seem to be one of the rare people who keep reading until the end. I don't really know why I do it, but I can't stop myself.

Nise' said...

I agree, there are just too many books out there.

Barbara H. said...

My inclination is to keep going, but if I felt it was truly bad or a waste of time, I'd abandon it.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Me too! I have so many books to read, I've stopped being compulsive about finishing bad ones (although I still do feel a twinge of regret, just in case the book somehow gets better farther into it!)

eveningreader said...

Yes, yes, I completely agree. I generally put those books on BookMooch or give them away, and never think about them again.

bermudaonion said...

I need to do more of this and stop plodding through books I'm not really enjoying.

Lynne said...

I think I should try that...re-reading a book I didn't like the first time and put down. Maybe it's the mood I'm in or something.

Here's mine (I used to be Lynne's Letters):

Lynne's Book Reviews

MarceJ said...

Don't some make you want to chuck them though - literally hahaha

My response
http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2009/11/booking-through-thursday-to-short.html#comments

Novroz said...

Hear hear!! why waste time for something you don't like :)

carolsnotebook said...

I think in the past two years, I've only not finished two books. Usually, there's something that keeps me reading.

Mervi said...

I agree. I don't finish books that don't grab me. Like you, I do also usually skim the ending.