BACK TO LIFE AND BACK TO BOOKS
I’m actually embarrassed by my failure to post anything in recent weeks. I’ve been sick – some time in hospital and much more time recovering at home. I’m still convalescing and improving but rather more slowly than I’d hoped, but fortunately my brain now seems to be working again which is great relief. I’m spending a lot of time reading and in the last six weeks have found some I loved, and others that I abandoned for a whole variety of reasons. I write soon about the ones I loved, but I thought this survey by Good Reads produced some interesting results. It’s about the reasons why readers give up on a book and the point at which they do it. I often give up quite early in a book and it may not be because I think it’s a bad book, just that it doesn’t appeal to me – it could be great topic but I don’t like the way it’s written, or perhaps beautifully written but not really ‘speaking’ to me. I’m a firm believer in giving up if you’re not enjoying it or finding it interesting, and I do know that people give up on my books and I’m okay with that.
When do you give up and for what reason? Have a look at this link below and see what other people think.