See above for my reading theme song.
Truly, I rarely abandon a book. In fact, I can list the books I marked DNF on one hand –
- Wolf Hall (abandoned at 20%)
- Eat, Pray, Love (30%)
- This Blazing World (10%)
- Reading Lolita in Tehran (75%)
According to this article and common sense, I should simply STOP READING books I’m not enjoying. But why don’t I?
Sometimes it’s because a book is popular and I think it’s rubbish but in order to voice my opinion loudly, it’s only fair to have read the whole book.
Sometimes I think a book will get better…and then it doesn’t.
Sometimes it’s by an author I like and I give them the benefit of the doubt – not always a great strategy.
Are you a finisher or an abandoner?