Friday, October 15, 2010
Hop on Over
It's Friday again! So that means it's time for the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy-For-Books. It's a time to talk about blogging topics and to venture out on the internet and visit other blogs. Visit the link to join in.
This week's question: When you read a book that you just can't get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or move to your next title?
Well, I used to be very demanding on myself and stick it out no matter what. I hated to start a book and not finish it. It must have been my English major training....and maybe, now, if I did book reviews for anything other than fun, I would still be that way. But since I am strictly in this reading, reviewing, and blogging thing for the fun of it, I've decided that there is way too little time ahead of me for reading and way too many books out there to try and read for me to waste time on something I'm not enjoying.
That's not to say that I won't still give it the old college try. I don't have a strict rule about how many pages I'll read before I give it up. But as soon as the reading has become too much like work (ditch-digging, mindless, why am I doing this work), then I'm done. I don't mind difficult (shoot, I just finished Dante's Divine Comedy and that wasn't exactly a walk in the park), as long as there is a reward--learning something, beautiful imagery, great characters, etc. But I don't want to feel like I'm working way too hard for nothing.