Are you finishing every book you start? I’m usually the person that does, ’cause I think I owe it to the author to at least finish his or her book before I give an opinion. But now that I’m having a hard time finishing a certain book myself and that it wasn’t too long ago that I posted my books that deserve a second chance blog post, I’m starting to wonder whether you should really force a reading process like that.
This book by Sarah Waters is being a real pain in the ass these days. Or should I say weeks? I’m starting to feel quite lost in this novel. The first two hundred pages or so were okay. Not great, but okay. But then I put the book down and didn’t pick it up till this week – and only because I had put it on my Summer TBR. I really forced myself to read the next three hundred pages and although the story took a interesting turn when a murder occurred, I really couldn’t be bothered to read the last hundred pages.
That was a few days ago. I’ve picked the book up again and I’m determined to finish it this week. I’m so fed up with it, but at the same time I feel obliged to finish it. I don’t know why, maybe it feels like failing? But that’s just stupid; it isn’t a test.
So today I actually want to ask you a question: do you ever not finish a book? And if yes, when en how do you decide it isn’t worth the trouble? I’d like to hear your thoughts on this one!