Thursday, November 12, 2009

Too Short?

"Booking Through Thursday" is a weekly meme that gets book bloggers to come together and post their thoughts on different topics , mostly about books. Here's this weeks topic:

Suggested by JM:

“Life is too short to read bad books.” I’d always heard that, but I still read books through until the end no matter how bad they were because I had this sense of obligation.

That is, until this week when I tried (really tried) to read a book that is utterly boring and unrealistic. I had to stop reading.

Do you read everything all the way through or do you feel life really is too short to read bad books?

Well since I've started doing this blog I believe I've abandoned two books so I definitely agree with the old adage that life is too short to read bad books ... and that there are far too many other great book possibilities taunting me from my bookshelf! Sorry, but I am not one of those people who feels the need to suffer through a book for the sake of supporting a bad writer. Just like I don't sit through bad movies or TV shows either. Nope, drop it and on to, hopefully, a much better one! You?


  1. Good answer. I agree completely. Although I think I find it easier to sit through bad movies and TV shows than to go on reading a bad book.

  2. Nice answer. Very true. Here is mine:

  3. I never outright abandon books. I let them down easy and say that I will finish them but in a little while.

  4. I used to suffer through them, but I'm getting better at saying 'enough' if I don't like it.


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