Thursday, November 12, 2009

Booking through Thursday - Life too short?

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Today's Question:

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?

My answer...

Do I think life is too short to read bad books? Absolutely! Do I follow that motto? Nope :) Once I start a book, I always feel like I should finish it. Maybe it has to do with spending the money for a book and not wanting to waste it. I'm not sure, but I always feel compelled to finish. I know when I borrow a book from the library and don't like it, I don't feel compelled to finish it. So, I guess it is about the money for me. LOL

There have been times if I didn't like a book that I'd put it to the side and try again at a later date. A couple of times the book turned out to be something I loved. Since I'm a moody reader, there are times when a book isn't really bad, it's just that I'm not in the mood for it.

Overall, I try t finish what I start, but it doesn't always work out that way :)

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  1. Me, too - I tend to be a moody reader. I would love to be able to finish every book I start, but sometimes I just have to admit defeat and move on.

  2. Since I get most of the books I read from the library, it is easier for me to put it down and grab another one. I can be a moody read at times too.

  3. Think of it this way - You just paid to punish yourself..... See if you continue a bad book then. ;-)

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  4. Moody reader...I like that category! It fits for me too.

  5. I used to feel I had to finish every book i started but finally said, what's the point. There are too many good books out there to waste my time on something that doesn't grab me. I do try though to give it a fair attempt but if by page 100, it's not doing it for me, forget it.


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