Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sometimes giving up is ok

I'm one of those people who just can't give up on a book. I just have this compulsive need to finish it. FINISH THE BOOK.

Everyone once and a while I'll be talking to my mom about my dislike of a book and she'll say "you're not in school anymore, you don't have to read it."


This brings me to a book that's on my life listlessly book list The Plague by Albert Camus...I just can't.

I got it out of the library in September or October of last year and renewed in the three times and only read about 100 pages of it. Then I couldn't renew it anymore, so I returned it telling myself that I was just too stressed to read it at the time.

Then I got the book out of the library again right before Christmas and started to read it makes me not like reading.

I don't know why – I'm actually kind of interested in the story, but I don't find the characters that enticing.

One of my favourite Oscar Wilde quotes is "life is too short to dance with ugly men" I think I'm going to adapt that to "life is too short to read books that make you hate reading."

Do you force yourself to finish books that you're not that into? What books have you read lately that you've hated?


  1. If a book is not enticing enough in the beginning (i.e. the first 2 pages) I can't read it.

  2. There are so many books out there, I agree that we shouldn't force ourselves to read anything! We're not in school anymore. I love reading for pleasure.

  3. I very rarely give up on books, maybe once or twice a year at most. But life is seriously too short to read bad books!

  4. Reading a book you don't like is a terrible waste of time.

  5. I've only had to do this once and it was awful. The book literally... I wanted to throw it on the ground lol