Quitting Books?!?!

So, I’m back with yet another discussion-like thing, although this one is going to be a bit different! This time, I’m going to share my opinions before I reply to your comments. Today I’ll be discussing the idea of not finishing a book that you’ve started- and I’d love to hear back from you!

For me, it’s always been that if I don’t like a book, I won’t finish it. Lots of people say “well what if the ending is super good!!?!?!?!” and they drag through.

Before I stop a book, I always ask myself/make sure of the following:

  • Am I at least past 1-3 chapters?
  • If I was enjoying this, how fast would I be reading?
  • Could I be using this time to read something else I’ll actually enjoy?

The thing is, I read for entertainment. That’s why I hate reading assignments in school, because I’m being forced to review and analyze and read something that I’m not enjoying. I would much rather be reading something I’ll have fun with! So that brings me back to my original question-

Is it okay to “put down” books?

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14 thoughts on “Quitting Books?!?!

  1. Totally okay to put down books. I’ve been pretty uninterested in what I’ve picked up lately, but I’m giving it to about 30% before giving up.

    I’m usually one of those people who just has to know what happens, despite the quality of the story. But now that Google/Goodreads/Twitter exists, I can find out without wasting my time. 😉

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  2. It is! When I find myself skimming through chapters and not really reading properly, I know that it’s a book I might put down. Sometimes I just leave it, start another book and maybe later try again. If I’m still uninterested, I stop reading it.

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      1. Generally less. WHY DO I KEEP DOING IT ANYWAY IT’S COMPLETELY ILLOGICAL
        *cries*
        But that might be because I like books mostly because of the writer’s style and not the plot and characters as much. Also the reason I don’t do book reviews a lot.

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  3. I agree. Nothing wrong with putting down a book. I usually have a 50 page requirement. But I feel worse about dropping more than one book in a row and I panic and think I have a book dropping problem and I can’t read certain types of book anymore.

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    1. OOOOH yeah! If I drop too many books in a row I worry about reading slumps, which is usually what brings them on for me until I finish a good book! But yeah, if you don’t enjoy it then it’s not worth it, you can’t be pleased by everything!

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