May 28, 2007
When do you give up?
When you are starting a new book, how long do you give it if it doesn't capture your interest right away? I think I give it about 50 pages, if I'm intending it to be a 'fun' book, and it turns out not to be so fun, then I though in the towel. If it is supposed to be "educational" or serious, then I might struggle through more of it to see if it picks up, or because it's "good for me." I used to feel guilty if I didn't finish a book once I started it, especially if I purchased it rather than borrowed it from the library. I no longer feel guilty - there are too many books to waste time on one I don't enjoy. Reading for fun should be fun, not work.