Originally Posted by DiapDealer
I think you misunderstood me. I stop
reading books a short way into them when they fail to grab me. That doesn't mean I give up on them forever. I often experience 3 or 4 false starts on books before they "take." Wrong time/wrong mindset/mood, I figure. So to clarify my position: I rarely re-read books that I've completed
. I have no qualms about re-reading a chapter or two.
Ah. Yes, I did misunderstand.
I am someone who almost always must finish a book I start. I am pretty careful about choosing books in the first place; the books I can't finish are usually limited to ones that I try to read because a friend foisted them on me, or books "everyone" is reading, or--back in the day--books assigned in class (though one day I AM going to finish Anna Karenina