Thursday, November 12, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Life's Too Short

Today's BTT question is:

Do you read everything all the way through or do you feel life really is too short to read bad books?

I can't make myself finish a book that I don't like. I have struggled with this so many times. Unfortunately, it happens....sometimes too often. I have so many books that I haven't read waiting for me on my shelves, so if a book doesn't interest me, bores me, or is just plain bad in my opinion, I stop reading it.

I don't have as much time to read as I would like. So, when I do have the time, I want to spend it reading something that I like and connect with. The trait of a great book is one that when you aren't reading it, you are thinking about it...and can't wait to pick up again.

What about you? In your opinion, is life too short to read bad books?


Alayne said...

Excellent answer. Here is mine:

Blodeuedd said...

Life is too short. I give up pretty easily these days because I have too many books waiting that surely are better.

Nise' said...

I agree, I don't want to waste my time reading something that does not interest me.

Anonymous said...

I have many books that were started and never finished...if they don't hold me, I don't have time for them! Reading is luxury time that is too precious and scarce!

The Book Chick said...

I agree- life is too short for books that just aren't turning your crank! However, if a publisher or an author has gone to the time and trouble of sending me a book, I will finish it. I find that the more selective I am when accepting books, the better the chance that I will enjoy it. That's why I don't accept books anymore that don't excite me!

Unknown said...

I agree! Life is too short and there are so many good books out there :)

Here's my BTT answer (I used to be Lynne's Letters):

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Wall-to-wall books said...

YES! Life is definitely too short to waste time on crappy books! LOL

Although there haven't been too many that I have had to quit, I think only two this year. That's a pretty good record.

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

I am a pusher... I will push my way through a book. Although, this last book I read... I actually skipped chapters, went to the end of the book to see if I could make heads or tails of the book... couldn't, so I jumped in and out of chapters... So far though... this has been the first book that I have read that I have done this. Normally I read all the way through. Hope you had a great night my friend and a wonderful tomorrow!

Jenny Girl said...

Perfectly put.
There are entirely too many books I want to read to finish ones that don't interest me.

Trisha said...

I am so jealous of this ability. I've been doing much better in recent years, but I push and push and push to get through a book. Only the really really bad ones are ever put aside.


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