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.
I usually have a number of books 'reading: in progress status' for most of the reasons you gave. My e-reader does an excellent job of facilitating this by remembering where I left off.
No bookmarks falling out (sometimes with kitty help
), like in the case of DTB's.
There have been a few books, that had a 'In progress' time measured in years
as I would read a bit, the set aside while I read a hundred others
I have a few with the 'Read' column in Calibre, flagged 'No' (blank is not read). That is my warning to approach additional works
with extra care.