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?