Did that headline grab your attention?!
I seriously ask myself that question because I took a very strict stance with myself this year: FINISH EVERY BOOK I START. No more Kindle graveyard, and y’all…I’m struggling like a motherf*&%*%!
For one thing, if I’m reading a romance, and it ain’t no oochie coochie by the 50% mark, it’s basically a wrap. I’m not talking a piece of fiction with romantic elements. I’m talking about a billed “romance”. Yeah, yeah, I know that not all romances include sex, but you gotta be on some Pulitzer Prize-winning steez to keep my attention if it ain’t no loving relatively early on in the story. Sue me…
So, I’ve made this deal with myself: If I start a book, and I’m not feeling it by 50%, I cannot buy a new one until it is finished. If I absolutely can’t finish it, then I’m allowed to start an unread book in my TBR of 1000+ (not even a slight exaggeration.) The caveat to that: It must be the oldest book in the TBR, meaning not one I recently purchased. I have unread books that go back to 2012? Have I made progress, though? No.comment.
How do y’all handle this conundrum? Are you simply an eff it; this book is trash, moving on kinda reader? Or do you force yourself to finish the book? Or something outlandish like what I do? I know I’m not the only
lunatic particular one.