How soon do you give up on a book?

posted 11 months ago in The Lounge
  • poll: When do you give up on reading a book, assuming you are reading for yourself?
    Less than 10 pages in : (9 votes)
    12 %
    10% of the book : (20 votes)
    27 %
    20% of the book : (14 votes)
    19 %
    halfway through : (9 votes)
    12 %
    almost to the end : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I always finish a book I started : (21 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 31
    Member
    9680 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    There’s very few books I can think of that I did not finish. Even if I’m not really loving a book I still typically finish it. I could probably count on one hand the number of books I’ve read that were so bad I couldn’t finish them and I’d say I probably got half way through most of those.

    Post # 32
    Member
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    I will almost always read a book to the end, I feel like I have to give it a true chance. The rare exception is when the actual writing is so bad that it’s almost physically painful to read, haha and then I don’t feel guilty for giving up on it as I’m not giving up on the actual story.

    Post # 33
    Member
    1560 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m a picky reader so I always finish a book. I go off recommendations or read reviews before I commit 

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