Firstly, I want up say thank you for all the support I received on my last post. It was a personal post and the response I had to it, meant a lot. I couldn’t just move on to today’s post without acknowledging that. So thank you.
Today is a post that came to mind at the weekend in relation to people’s reading habits. I have a book I was reading for our book club which gather at the end of the month to discuss what they liked and didn’t like about that months choice. The problem with this book I was reading, is that at 62 pages in, I was still bored and rather annoyed.
So I tweeted a question out to Twitter, asking if I was obliged to finish a book club book? There were a couple of yes responses, meaning I should finish it, but I was so pleased to see lots and lots of no responses. For example: too many books to read without sticking to ones you aren’t enjoying – and such.
As a younger reader I hated putting a book down unfinished, it made me feel ill. I have since figured out that there aren’t enough hours in the day to read everything I want to read, so should I not be able to get into a book, it goes, quite without guilt, down. Ok maybe a little guilt. It is a book.
What are your reading habits? Persistent to the end, or give up if not drawn in by ten pages?