Confessions of a Bookworm: Giving up

Hi all!

My name’s Chiara and I’m a bookworm.

Have you ever got to the point with a book we’re you ready to give up?

Currently I’m reading Siren by Kiera Cass. I’m trying to get it finished so I’ll have a teaser for you on Tuesday and a Review by Thursday.

I started reading it a week or so ago after I finished ‘A Discovery Of Witches’ (check out my review here) and I thought a slim book, I’ll be done in no time and I’ve had plenty of time to read but I don’t know … I’ve not been inspired by the book. Something has kept me from picking it up and finishing it. I had about four or five days of not reading and then I picked it up today mainly to decide if I need to pick up a new book so I can have a review ready by Thursday and today I’ve not been able to put it down.

But back to the point, because my point isn’t about this book in particular. My point is do we give up on books too fast? Do we get part way through and just give up without a second thought? Authors put a lot of time and effort into books. Are we being ignorant by not giving the book its full due?

My dad is reading a book at the moment and he said it only really got interesting three quarters of the way into the book. Now for me, if it doesn’t hook me straight away and give me a premise that makes me want to keep reading I’ll give up.

I’ve done it with so many other books before, and I’ll probably do it with so many more. But I think my real question is should I give up? Should I – I want to say force, but it isn’t the right word – encourage myself to read every book to the end and then give a rounded opinion or should I say enough is enough? Should I know when I’m done?

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