Recently, I was reading Good Omens by Terri Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I heard that it was a hilarious book and everyone would enjoy it. Well 3 days later and I was only on page 80, this was after many attempts to sit and read it. I was not enjoying the book but, I kept trying to read it in hopes that it would get better for me. It was not.
I am generally a quick reader so after only reading 80 pages after 3 days, I began to feel maybe I am getting into a reading slump. I felt that maybe it is me and not the book. As I was discussing my dislike for the book with TheRedHeadedBookLover, she made a good point that if you are not enjoying a book you should put it down. These books can lead to a reading rut.
That got me thinking. I find myself almost feeling guilty not finishing a book. It may sound silly, but even when I return a library book to the library that I did not complete because I didn’t like it I feel as if the librarians know and judge me (I know, I know! I’m a nut case). I just really have a problem not finishing books. I want every book I read to be great, but the fact of the matter is that’s not going to happen.
How do you feel about incomplete books? Are you okay with closing a book when you do not enjoy it, or are you like me and want to complete every book no matter what?