It happens occasionally. Unfortunately. We pick up a book thinking that we're going to love it, only to actually start reading it and discover the exact opposite.
We've all been there.
But the question is, how much do you read before you set it aside?
Sometimes for me I can just tell when a book and I aren't going to get along with one another from the first page, or more often the first chapter, and that's when I set it aside in my giveaway pile. I just wish it was always that easy.
Because sometimes, just sometimes, I hold out hope and keep reading...and I usually keep right on reading up until I reached the end of the book which often just feels like a waste of my time because I didn't enjoy what I was reading and could have spent that time with another book which I would have loved.
Lately it seems I've been doing the latter far too much; which is made worse by the fact that it always seems to be these chunkier books that I choose to do this with, books that remain on my Currently Reading shelf on Goodreads for ages with me only reading little bits and pieces here and there because I simply don't want to be reading it at that moment, or more honestly at all.
But I feel this compulsion to finish a book once I've started it, you know?
So, how do you break the compulsion? How do you know when to just set the book aside?