My Delima, To Keep Reading or Not
This doesn’t happen to me very often. The books I choose to read I usually like. Some more than others of course, but it’s a rarity for me not to like the book on some level. A couple of weeks ago I randomly picked a book from my stack of ‘To Read’ books, which by the way keeps growing and growing. I was thrilled to pick up a book this time as my Kindle has seen alot of action lately. But, as the chapters went by I became less and less enthused.
At the begining of the book the MC was in instant peril. As the story progressed the MC’s reasons for acting the way they did, did not make sense and I found it very unrealistic. I thought surely there will be some clue within the first few chapters to help explain the reaction, some tidbit of backstory, anything to make me understand this character better. Nothing. Frustrated I jammed my bookmark on Chapter 8 and closed the book.
Presently, the book is sitting on my camel shaped bedside table waiting for me to finish it. The problem is I don’t know if I want to. Forcing yourself to read is no fun at all, it feels like work. On the other hand, I’m the kind of person that likes to read a book from begining to end. If I don’t it feels like I’m going against nature.
What would you do?
- On not reading the way I used to (obiefernandez.com)
- A reading confession (chrysalisjourney.wordpress.com)
- Confessions of a Literature Graduate (littlemisspip.wordpress.com)