Booking Through Thursday — Give Up?

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If you’re not enjoying a book, will you stop mid-way? Or do you push through to the end? What makes you decide to stop?

It depends on the book. If I’ve made it halfway, I’ll often figure I’m interested enough to come this far and I may as well keep on going. Or if the book has multiple plot threads, I may skim the ones that don’t interest me and pay closer attention to the ones that do.

And then there are the times I “cheat” and if the book isn’t doing it for me but I’m curious to see how it ends, I’ll look it up on Wikipedia or skim reviews on the various book social networking sites.

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4 responses to “Booking Through Thursday — Give Up?

  1. Frankly, I think why should I waste time reading something I don’t like when there are so many more to choose from..

    Here is my BTT: Giving Up post!

  2. I do the same thing. If I’ve invested a lot of time in a book but it starts to drag, I’ll frequently just skim the rest of it and then take a look at the ending. For a lot of books (especially current fiction), that’s really all you need.

  3. I’m a terrible skimmer. If I do skim I always seem to miss the juicy bits. Here is my blog on today’s question:

    http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/

    -Anne

  4. Sarah

    I try hard not to give up, but if it starts to feel like work – I’m out. Strangely, I had never thought to read about the ending on Wikipedia! Hmmm…….

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