Okay, so I haven’t been “into” the last couple of Booking Through Thursdays; yesterdays was about the Olympics/sports, which I’m not exactly into. I like watching some events but I think I’ve watched a grand total of 30 minutes; last week’s BTT question was about Other Worlds and which ones you want to live in — well I read about them to get away from this world, but that doesn’t mean I want to be in them… they’re just entertaining at the time. Anyway, so I decided to ask my own question of blog visitors:
What do you do when you get bored of a book? Does it matter how far in you are?
Right now, I’m not “feeling” my book. It’s not really going anywhere… and it keeps jumping back in time… and between characters who have never really met… and I’m just not intrigued. Should I plough forward? Some books take a while to get started (Stephanie Meyers’ Twilight series, or J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series…) there is a bit of set-up within the first 100 pages or so of a 700-page novel.
I am 70 pages into a 330-page novel. When should I call it quits? I’ve given up about 3 pages into a 100-page novel… is there a reading ratio? Am I wasting valuable reading time on a less-than-valuable book? Does it make a difference that it won Honourary Mention in a recent Book Prize?
All these things are things to consider… but for now, I’m off to read my not-so-intriguing book and hope it perks up. Either way, I’m taking another book for the weekend in the ‘burbs — one of my new prizes!