Here’s this week’s question from Booking Through Thursday.
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 try to only buy books that I think I’ll enjoy, so there are very few books that I actually own that I couldn’t read through to the end.
However, if it’s a book that I’ve borrowed from the library and I find I’m not enjoying it, I would just stop reading. I don’t want to waste time reading a book that doesn’t interest me when there are so many other books I could be reading instead – though if I get halfway through the book before I lose interest I might just skim the last few chapters to find out how it ends.