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March 14th, 2013, 02:44 PM
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I noticed a few of you have said that you feel compelled to finish a book once you've started it.

Who here does this?

Who here doesn't care and will abandon a book if it's not keeping their interest?

I used to be like this when I was younger, but I think doing an English Lang & Lit degree beat it out of me. Having to read stuff like James Joyce's Ulysses....lol. There were several books I was supposed to read right through that I never finished (and still got a 2:1). Ever since then if I'm not enjoying a book I just don't bother!!
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March 14th, 2013, 02:49 PM
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I do it. Though, for the record, there is one book that I walked away from. The Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter one. My SOs mom loaned me it and...just wow. It was horrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiible.
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March 14th, 2013, 03:15 PM
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I tend to waffle on that point. If a book doesn't "catch" me in the first few chapters then I'll sometimes push through to see if things improve in the middle before ditching it. Most of the time I finish the book I start. There have been one or two that I just couldn't get through.
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March 14th, 2013, 03:55 PM
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I try to stick with a book, but I have given up on some that were especially bad.
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March 14th, 2013, 04:59 PM
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I have no problem giving up on a book if it's boring or if I just don't like it. I've also skipped boring parts of books to get to the more exciting parts!
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March 14th, 2013, 06:13 PM
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I tend to push through. The only book I've never finished Dr. Zhivago. Although if a book's synopsis doesn't catch me somehow, I won't start it
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March 14th, 2013, 06:38 PM
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Although if a book's synopsis doesn't catch me somehow, I won't start it
Same!
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March 14th, 2013, 07:50 PM
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I used to feel compelled to finish everything but my reading time is so limited now that I will not finish if I don't like it--I have more important reading to do Sometimes I will skim if I want to see the story progression but don't want o actually read all of it
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