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Anything else but reading??

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LCW
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Anything else but reading??

Post by LCW » Fri October 17th, 2008, 2:42 am

Do any of you find that when you're reading a book you don't really like but are determined to finish that you tend to find anything else to do other than sit down and read? I'm reading Jewel of Medina and am NOT liking it at all but I don't want to start another book before I finish this. A late night kitchen cleaning session is looking preferable to sitting down to this book right about now!! Or maybe I'll just do somemore internet surfing!!! :rolleyes:
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri October 17th, 2008, 2:49 am

If I don't like a book I wallbang it (thanks Misfit), I don't waste my time on something I'm not enjoying. Thankfully most of the books I read are from Booksfree and other then my monthly fee, I didn't pay for them.

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Post by Divia » Fri October 17th, 2008, 3:03 am

Lifes too short. I dont read bad books :)
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Post by Ash » Fri October 17th, 2008, 3:27 am

Ditto. When I don't want to read it, I toss it aside and read another. Some books I might give a second chance, but life indeed is too short to read bad books.

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Post by pat » Fri October 17th, 2008, 3:43 am

LOL! I just read a bad book wishing it would improve! I dont speed read or skip read normally, but for this book I did! Oh, and it didnt improve!
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri October 17th, 2008, 5:39 am

I read things that bore me if I have an overriding reason. In the case of 'Jewel', if it really becomes a discussion topic among my Muslim friends, I will read it. (After all, I plowed through the whole Qur'an, and I can't say that was very fascinating, either.) If the book dies down to the obscurity that it apparently (by all reports) richly deserves, then I won't bother.

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Post by Carine » Fri October 17th, 2008, 5:44 am

I like to finish what I started, so when unfortunately I picked one up which is no fun to read I'll still try to finish it.
Although then it takes me a lot longer to finally finish it and it feels like a marathon !! Also because of the fact that I always find something else to do instead of reading !! It gets more difficult do pick it up and read on. I had that with Edward Rutherfurd's Dublin a couple of months ago.

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Post by Vanessa » Fri October 17th, 2008, 12:11 pm

I very rarely not finish a book. I always hope it will get better, so I'm quite good at persevering.
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Post by Misfit » Fri October 17th, 2008, 1:57 pm

No, I'll either wall bang it if it's really bad or sometimes its just the wrong book for me (i.e. a book slump) and I set it aside to try later.

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Post by Tanzanite » Fri October 17th, 2008, 2:17 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I very rarely not finish a book. I always hope it will get better, so I'm quite good at persevering.[/quote]


I'm the same way, but if I"m really not into it, I do tend to get up and down and do other things. So then it just takes me longer to read it. :(

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