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I’ve been thinking lately about what that is, and while I suppose I could say it has something to do with being taught early on to finish what I start, considering the only books in recent memory that I didn’t finish were books that I won in giveaways, I suspect it may also have to do with the fact that I buy just about every book I read. (Though if I ever aim to read 100 or more books in a year, this will probably change because money).
At any rate, I think by buying a book, I’m making a commitment of sorts to actually read it. And many times (though I’ll admit, not always), I’ve found that books I wasn’t enjoying quite as much had a great ending that still allowed me to enjoy it overall.
I’ve heard some say that they don’t have time to waste on books they aren’t enjoying, which I definitely understand. It’s why I always sample books before I buy, unless I’ve read the author’s work before and trust them to write a book I’ll enjoy. But if I’ve read more than an initial sample and decided to add it to my library, then I’ll read it cover to cover, even if I don’t love it as much as I hoped I would.
But I know not everyone works that way, and there’s nothing wrong with that. So I’m curious—do you finish every book you start reading?
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