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Yes, I finish every book I start reading 30 28.30%
No, I do not always finish every book I read. (please explain) 76 71.70%
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:26 PM   #1
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Do you finish reading every book you start reading?

Do you always finish every book you start?

Please explain why not if not. If maybe, also please explain.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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I'm a grown up woman, and I don't have to finish anything unless I want to.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:38 PM   #3
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I finish every one. Why? Because if it's a good read, I want to enjoy it. And if it's a *BAD* read, I want to be very detailed and specific when I tell people just how *ROTTEN* the book is!

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Old 08-04-2010, 03:41 PM   #4
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No. Because some books do not catch my interest and/or are simply not worth that much of my time.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:08 PM   #5
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Poll needs a "go away" option.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:08 PM   #6
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Eventually. I can't think of any book that I have started and not gone back to finish. I have some now that are waiting to be finished, but I'm sure I'll get to them sooner rather than later.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:18 PM   #7
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Er...I wish I could say yes, my OCD side really wishes I could say Yes, but alas, I cannot. Some books are just too boring. My time is too precious to spend it reading a book that is boring me to death.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:20 PM   #8
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"Every" is a strong word. I finish almost every book, even if I'm not enjoying it. But there have been a few that I just couldn't take.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:21 PM   #9
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Why would anyone force themself to continue with a book if it turns out to be boring, disagreeable, offensive, trivial, unbelievable, irrelevant - or you just can't be bothered with it?
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:34 PM   #10
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I finish a book I might not care for if I am not too far from the end. But sometimes, I'll continue with a book I'm not doing well with if it's said that it does get better. I know sometimes a book can be slow to start and in that case, sometimes it might be worth it to hang in there.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:41 PM   #11
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If I paid for it, I do try to finish it. Library books etc. I feel free to delete if they are enot working out.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:46 PM   #12
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I've only put down 1 book and it was because I couldn't handle the content. I wish there was a warning label on it so I didn't have to spend the $10.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:52 PM   #13
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It's really rare not to finish a book, but it happened to me around 3 or 4 times in my whole life. And one of those books I intend to try again in the near future.

I choose careful what I read. Usually, when I pick up a book, I've already heard about it, read reviews, blogs, etc. So it's rare to really get disapointed/negatively surprised with a book.

I'm not saying all books I've read were great, but they were good enough to keep reading.

Anyway, I don't force myself to read a book I don't like or even hate, unless somehow I'm convinced I'll like the book if I preserve a little bit.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:19 PM   #14
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Why would anyone force themself to continue with a book if it turns out to be boring, disagreeable, offensive, trivial, unbelievable, irrelevant - or you just can't be bothered with it?
Exactly! I used to finish every book, until I hit 25, realized that books were being printed faster than I was reading them and probably would be for QUITE some time, and had an epiphany.

Life is too short for bad books :-D
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:55 PM   #15
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I normally finish 99 44/100% of the books I read but about every fith blue moon I'll get ahold of a turkey so bad I'll chuck it about halfway through. The last one I gave up on was a Michael Crichton book two or three years ago. Normally, I love his stuff but in the one on his travels, he got so full of himself, about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way in, I just couldn't stomach it anymore.
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