So I was thinking about this today as I was reading a new book. Do any of you ever not want to finish a book? What do you do? Do you push through and read it anyways? Or do you just stop, find something else, and get rid of the book?
In the past, I have always tried to finish a book that I started. If I didn't like it, I just tried to push through it and finish reading it. However, I then became a book hoarder and that had to change a little. Now, if I don't really like a book, or I can't seem to get into it right away, I put it down and pick up something else. I usually always go back to re-start the book at some time.
Then one day I came across a comment someone left on a blog that stated the blogger rarely ever finished a book if she didn't like it. Her reasoning? There were too many books in the world to waste time on a book that wasn't for her. After reading this, it was like a light came on in my head; why was I wasting all this time with a book that I wasn't that interested in? I could be spending my time reading novels that I actually wanted to read, rather than ones I felt like I needed to.
Well... easier said than done. I have a couple books that I feel like I really need to read, but every time I pick them up, I get bored and am easily distracted. I don't think I've ever stopped reading a book knowing that I wasn't going to finish it. Even after reading that one comment, I still find myself reading a book that I'm not really interested in. I just feel so GUILTY putting a book down and not finishing it. I feel like its rude to the author and everyone that went into creating this book. I know I should get past this eventually because there are so many books that I really want to read, but just don't have time for it because of all the other books that are I've either said I will read, or that I feel like I should read. I really shouldn't punish myself for not having read certain books. Reading is supposed to be enjoyable right? It's not supposed to make me want to watch TV instead or fall asleep.
How do I get over this feeling of guilt for not finishing a book?!