Booking Through Thursday 5/6 Half
The question today:
"So ... you're halfway through a book and you're hating it. It's boring. It's trite. It's badly written.
But ... you've invested all this time to reading the first half.
What do you do? Read the second half? Just to finish out the story? Find out what happens?
Or, cut your losses and dump the second half?"
I used to read every book to the end whether I "hated" it or not, thinking that there is something of value in every title. Though when I finished the "hated" book, I would throw it across the room! My husband, in another room, would say, "Didn't like that one, huh?"
Since working in the book business (bookseller for 13 years and owner of Reading Group Choices for 6 years), I have had to edit my reading criteria. I don't have the time to read a book completely, if I don't really love it.
But I never skip to the end. If the book intrigues me enough, I will finish it.
It is Interesting that my working in the business has hindered my ablility to read all books whether I enjoyed them or not.