Last night I found myself in a situation that absolutely sucks for book people - I was reading a book that I just could not get into. The plot was weird, there were eight different points of view telling the story, and it just wasn't doing anything for me.
But I kept reading (okay, skimming really) to see if it would get better or pick up or if I was just missing something. It didn't. At the end of it I felt like I'd wasted a fairly large chunk of time, a few hours that I could have been reading or doing something else.
So it begs the question that in cases like this where a book is just not jiving at all, is it okay to forget it and at say at least a girl tried, or was finishing it still a good thing?
I'm torn, to be honest. On the one hand, I'm a certified teacher. Reading things you don't always like can be good for you, to an extent. But this was recreational reading, so was it really worth it? When do you guys draw the line - 5 pages? 50 pages? Force yourself to finish like I did?
These are non-rhetorical questions, people! Comments welcome, and, as always, happy reading (I hope!).