|View Poll Results: Do you finish reading every book you start reading?|
|Yes. I finish a book no matter what.||38||20.99%|
|No. I'll leave a book unfinished.||139||76.80%|
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|09-22-2010, 02:15 PM||#76|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SF Bay Area, California, USA
Device: Clié; PRS-505; EZR Pocket Pro, PRS-600, Kobo Mini
My time's too valuable to waste on leisure books I'm not enjoying. I still feel guilty every time I delete a half-read book from my Sony, but I'm getting better at doing it instead of letting it sit there for months.
|09-22-2010, 07:16 PM||#77|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Sony PRS 700 & 650
It is very very rare for me not to finish a book. I have quit on a couple I am sure but usually if I start it I finish it. (It might even be almost an obsesive/compulsive thing.) After reading thispost I look through my books and found a few I had bought and never read/started, but only two I had started but couldn't finish.
I have quite a few ebooks I haven't read even though I have downloaded them, most of them are freebies too.
|09-24-2010, 04:30 PM||#78|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Latvia, Rigas Rajons
Device: Kindle 3 International
In the "olden days" I always finished books I started, no matter what. But the last 10 years I've been more critical in wasting my time with bad or boring books. For that I can thank Danielle Steel. I bougt "The Ghost" (10 years ago), thought (by the back cover) that it would be an interesting ghost story. Then it turned out to be some romantic crap about an elderly man wanting back his cheating wife. (Although it was clear through the book that a cheating husband is always a pig, whereas a cheating wife is always ok).
Well, I threw the book into the walls a couple of times, but thinking of the NOK 149,- (US$ ~30) I'd spent, I finished all the 432 pages. Whereafter I *burned* the book. After that, I am *very* reluctant to "impulse buy" books by female authors, authoring "bestselling ghost stories".
J.K Rowling being the exception
Anyways, as others here, I may stop reading and then pick ut the book after a few months, finishing them.
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