How do you feel about quitting a book?
I don’t like quitting unless it’s just garbage. I’ve found that a lot of the best ones start off kinda slow
I really really hate to quit a book because im not usually a quitter. I will put one aside awhile with every intention of finishing it a some point.
But I’ve been guilty a few times.
I’ll read it more slowly, one chapter here another there.
Same but since I only read one book at a time…I will give up if I find myself not reading because the thought of another page makes me cringe
Audra E Rohweder … now if it’s cringe worthy, I’ll chunk it??
@Audra in my case I go to another book and then come to the one I was not enjoying. Sometimes it’s my mood that’s not agreeing with the book
Something I try to avoid but have when it kept me from reading.
Same as @Simone, I just start reading it here & there!!
I hate to do it but if I just can’t make a connection I put it aside for a while, try later and if it still doesn’t work I quit.
I used to never give up on a book, but now I’m ok with it. If it’s truly awful I figure “why”? There are plenty of great books out there to enjoy to waste time on one that’s torture. It doesn’t happen often, but I quit on a couple a year now.
I’ll put it away and maybe try later. There’s been a few …… I tried twice on Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Gave it up. Tried twice with The Book Thief and it’s now one of my favorites. Gave up on The Alienist a while back, but I have every intention of trying that one again.
I’m struggling with one of Dean Koontz’s latest books, having been a huge fan of his for years and having read every single one of his other books in print. Partly, his writing has changed and partly, my tastes have changed. But I will continue to read everything he writes, hoping for a turn around back to something a little more fun.
It’s like a pierced sword is slowly pulled out from my chest.
I am personally on a mission to read every Stephen King book ever printed! Not too far off having that done either LOL
I have several authors in mind for that, but oddly, King isn’t one of them, though Joe Hill is! (Fewer books to read.). Maybe after a few more… Recently Lee Child was added to my list!
Too many books and not enough time to keep on with it, if you are not enjoying it. I give it 50-100 pages, then if I’m not hooked, I put it down.
Loved the girl with the Dragon tattoo as well as the alien! Two great weeds!
I always used to absolutely hate quitting and even if I didn’t like it I would finish it, the past year or so I have let myself let go of my hate and quit a book if I can’t get into it or find it boring
I don’t give up I pause for a year
Or longer ?
rotten and irritable… i hate having to accept i did not pick a good one. i usually nail em… why not ? i know me! so i am shocked on the rare occasion… like not even once a year…that i get myself a bummer. and i try.. i do… i will read over half the book before i give up.
It’s rare but here’s what I do: read the first and last page of every remaining chapter, except the last chapter which i read in its entirety.
I check out the ratings on a book, using Amazon. I skim some of the high reviews and some of the low ones. Overall, it has to have 75% and above 5 stars for me to check it out from the library. By doing this, I rarely get one that doesn’t interest me. But, after reading 100 pages, it is boring, start another one.
There is no shame in quitting a book that isn’t working for you. Not all books connect with all readers at all times. Sometimes, it simply isn’t the right point in your life to be moved by a particular book, and sometimes, it simply isn’t going to reach you ever. Move on.
I never used to, but the older I get I realize I don’t want to waste time reading bad books Sometimes I’m just not in the mood and will go back to a book. I have ended up loving or still not liking a book
I feel awful and it does haunt me a bit. I try to get through a book and have forged ahead and finished. Sometimes I feel rewarded because the book turns out to be really good. I have quit books and never looked back though. Some things you just have to put down. Time is too precious to waste on crappy books.
Life is short. If I don’t like it, I put it down and find something I do like.
There are unfortunate instances, though where you must read a book such as, the gunslinger! Without reading that particular book none of the subsequent books make a lick of sense LOL I hated that book, by the way!
For those of you who don’t know, the gunslinger is the first in the dark Tower series!
Yes, The Gunslinger is not up to par with the rest of the books in that series. I thought books 4 & 5 were the best. I’ve still not read the conclusion, book #7, as I’ve been putting it off for awhile. Also, I’ve not read book 4.5 that came out later.
I give it 100-200 pages. If I want to quit, but I’m not /hating/ it. I say “it isn’t time for this book to be in my life. Let’s pick it up again in the future” and move on. That’s what I did with “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater, and now, a year later, I’m loving it.
I never used to be able to do that. But, now, I don’t waste time reading something I don’t care for. I have too many other things to do, and I won’t live forever. ?
I have quit reading many books and I’ve started reading them again and been glad that I have because the books were great two come to mind Temple of my familiar and Angela’s Ashes. Angela’s Ashes took me three times to finish it. Go figure
It’s all in the timing
I have recently had to quit one but I am curious still about it. Terrible on the inside.
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