So little time…
Have you ever put a book down without finishing it? I believe life is too short to read things that don’t interest me and struggling through a book I’m not enjoying isn’t something I do. I reach for the next one. It’s something about electronic books that I have enjoyed – the sample. WIth the first couple of chapters, (somethings the first few pages) I know if I’m in for the long haul or not.
One of these books was Eat Prey Love? I wanted to know what all the fuss was about and downloaded the sample. I didn’t get through the first chapter. I knew this was something that wasn’t for me. I’ve even put down a book by one of my favourite authors – China Mieville. Embassytown was one big yawn. Why read something that makes me yawn even if I felt guilty for letting him down.
I went though a chick lit phase and find it interesting that more than half of the samples I downloaded were not finished. The books simply where not interesting enough for me to go back to. Why are so many books about women getting their live together based in Paris?
Are you someone who just has to finish it if you’re started or are you a discard and move on type of reader?