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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Booking Through Thursday (Nov 12)

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“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?


There's a big part of me that tends to finish everything I start. And I really do mean everything. Whether it's reading a book or playing sports, I was born with that curious strand of determination. Out of all the books I've read in my 22 years of life, there is only 1 book that I never finished, which incidentally happened this year. I was rather bummed to ruin my clean record but it could not be helped. I think if a book starts giving you a headache, it's a surefire sign that it just wasn't meant to be. But as of late, if the book is just that bad, I don't think I can justify wasting precious reading time when my TBR pile is over 150 books!

What's YOUR opinion? Question via: btt2.wordpress!

In other news, I'm getting the ball rolling on my very first giveaway! It's most likely going to be a multiple book/multiple winner giveaway that coincides with the holidays (or at the very least, the new year). At least that is the plan for now. So keep checking back!

4 comments:

StephanieD said...

Which book couldn't you finish? I'm really curious now.

Nikki O said...

@Stephanie - I got about 50 pages into The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie and my brain refused to go on. I actually started getting a headache so I took it as a sign that it just wasn't meant to be. Too much detail, not enough story.

pussreboots said...

Headache from a book, never a good sign. My post is here.

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

@pussreboots - This is true, haha

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