06 May 2010

BTT for 5/6

on finishing what you don't like.

So … you’re halfway through a book and you’re hating it. It’s boring. It’s trite. It’s badly written. But … you’ve invested all this time to reading the first half.

What do you do? Read the second half? Just to finish out the story? Find out what happens?

Or, cut your losses and dump the second half?

It depends on what book it is. How much more do i have left? if it's a short book then i might finish it up. Is it a "classic" or for a challenge? then i may go ahead and try to tough it out. I'm currently not in school but i know i used to be required to finish those books! If B handed me one i'd also probably try to finish even if i didn't like it, at least to be able to say why. Otherwise, i've really got no problem dropping a book. The worse it is the faster i would probably stop.

1 comment:

  1. I am with you on it depending what book it is. If there are points in the story that do interest me but the rest of the book is bad, or there is a character or two who I am really interested in the fate of I will most likely continure to read it. However, if I finish it and there is a sequel I will not waste my money or time on reading the second. If the book is al together bad, and there are not interesting characters or plot points then I have no problem abandoning it.