Am I the only one who feels bad when they don’t finish a book? I have always felt bad stopping in the middle of a book because I feel as though I’m not giving the author and the publisher enough credit. But. I also believe that life is too short to read bad books.
Now, not to say that the books I’ve stopped reading are bad in general, but it was a wrong time for me to read it or I just wasn’t feeling it, and that is okay. I have struggled with this my whole life, and have only stopped reading a few books throughout my life. I stopped these books because of myself being reminded that life is to short to read books I’m not loving. I will finish a book or a series if I feel like there are some redeeming qualities to it, but I don’t want to read a book I’m not excited to read in the first place.
I decided to write about this because I stopped reading The Ghost Bride because I really wasn’t liking it. The names were confusing me, the culture didn’t make sense to me, I didn’t like the idea of someone marrying a ghost. There wasn’t anything going for me, so I decided to stop pressuring myself, and just stop. It’s okay to stop because it is just a single book. There are so many wonderful books out there that I’ve not read and will never get the chance to read, so why would I want to read books I don’t like?
How do you feel about quitting books? What books have you quit?