Feature & Follow Friday #5


Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?

Oh, I give up, definitely. I used to finish every book I started, even if I hated it, but one day a few years ago I realized something. Reading is not my job. I don’t eat foods I don’t like. I don’t listen to music I don’t like or watch TV shows I don’t like (well, I did watch all five seasons of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, but that was mainly for the snark) or hang out with people I don’t like. I’m never going to have time to read all the books I want to read in my lifetime, so why waste time on books I don’t like?

It’s funny that this question came up this week, on the very day I had scheduled my new monthly (I hope not) feature: Life’s too short to read bad books.