Thursday, November 12, 2009

Booking Through Thursday 11.12.09


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

I actually haven't read that many bad books, but when I do hit one, I usually do finish. I have to finish whatever I start, not just books. If I don't finish it, it drives me insane.




10 comments:

bokunosekai said...

Wow...I never had that kind of curiosity when I find bad books...maybe it's because I don't have much time or maybe because I have lack of curiosity over something I don't enjoy

iwriteinbooks said...

I think that I've developed this curiosity over the years. I am still so conflicted. I think, now, more than ever since I'm reviewing, I feel a duty to finish so I can finish if only to talk about the bad parts.

Lisa said...

I try to have this attitude

Here's mine

Allison said...

I agree-I think I would keep thinking about the book if I didn't go back and finish it.

Nise' said...

I don't feel an obligation and quickly move on to the next book.

thecrowdedleaf said...

Way to persevere! Here's my answer: http://thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/booking-through-thursday-november-12-2009

barbarah said...

It's very rare that I don't finish a book, but I would if I felt it was truly "bad."

eveningreader said...

I no longer feel obligated to finish bad books, or books that aren't grabbing my attention. I may set some books aside to read later, but if one is really bad, I let it go without a second thought.

MarceJ said...

Do you at least start another book while you finish the bad? I just can't do it, here is my response.
http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2009/11/booking-through-thursday-to-short.html#comments

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I try to give books a fair reading but I do agree that there are so many books out there to read - I cant force myself through a book I am not enjoying.

I am careful what I choose for reviews but state clearly in my policy that agreeing to review a book does not guarantee a favorable review or a review at all if I can not get through it.