We all hate not being able to finish a book, but how far do you push yourself to read a book before finally deciding enough’s enough?
I’ve been reading a book for over two weeks now and I’m not feeling it one bit. It’s not like the book is painfully long or about a subject I hate (on the contrary, it’s under 300 pages and is reminiscent of one of my favorite series). I’ve thought a lot about why I’m not connecting with this book – I’ve actually chose to do laundry & dishes a few nights instead of reading – and the only thing I can come up with is the book’s pitch.
The book is being described as being just like a series I fell in love with as a child and with that kind of connection in my mind, I suppose subconsciously I’m expecting that series and since this book is pretty different (in my eyes), it falls flat and leaves me disappointed. Disappointed to the point where I don’t even want to read it anymore.
What do you do when faced with a book you really don’t want to read? Normally if it was just one I had decided to read for fun, I’d have dropped it ages ago. However, this isn’t just one I’m reading for reviewing purposes, but for a book tour. It’s for that reason that I feel obligated to stick it out and see it through to the end. I know, I know. I can always get in touch with the person organizing the tour, but I just wouldn’t feel right.