Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Thoughts on not finishing books (with examples) | Bla-bla-bla

 O.K., 2013 can officialy become The Year og Unfinished Books and Series for me. I've never put aside as many books before... 
Let's talk about "why have this happened?"

 I have some thoughts on this subject:
1. I start too many books at the same time. 
 Yes, this is definetely a problem. My reading mood changes almost everyday and I can't help myself and start a lot of new books. Then they're just piling up at my bedside and collecting dust. I know, I know... It's horrible. 
 But I'm to change this thing. One of my goal for 2014 is reading maximum 2 books at the same time. And also, not buying whole series, before I read the first book. And not buying the physical copy until I read a sample online.
 My TBR is already huge, so I don't think that following this simple rules will be a problem.
2. Plots/writing/characters don't meet my expectations.
 Well, I don't think I have to explain that. It's one of the top reasons why I don't finish books (this happened with Outlander, Graceling, Gourmet Rhapsody, etc., etc.) and I don't think it's just me. I cherish my time and don't want to waste in on books that I don't like when there're some many more great ones around. Because even when I give such books another go, it just isn't working out. And I think the worst thing is reading a book that takes a lot of your time when you don't care about it at all.
3. I just don't feeling this book at the moment, but will finish it when I'm in the right mood. 
 It happens less frequent, but still happens, like with Life of Pi, The Host, Infinite Sky, 100-year old man that... and some more.
 Sometimes you're reading awesome book, that you can appreciate and know you'll love it at the end, but still you don't want to read it right now, at this exact moment. Well, at least that's my case, because I can't tell from multiple perspectives. I really liked the beginnings of all those books mentioned above, but stuff happened. And I just put them aside for a while. I remember those plots very well, so I don't think it's a huge problem. 
 And also, I'm not soo many pages inside those books, so I can re-read them if I need it.
4. (Rare one) When I started a book on my e-reader as a sample, or someone else's and just forgot about it, or can't buy it right now (libraries and used books stores are the option in my city, because the selection in firsts are awful and we don't have seconds in my city, like at all... I know, it's weird).
 That can be my excuse, but not that often. It happened a few times, but (as the title suggest) I forgot about those books...

Yeah... It's not a good thing, but it's true. Some of my books will stay unread/unfinished or will be gifted to someone or donated to library, or sold. We'll see.

What do you think about not finishing books? How often do you put your read aside? Some tips on "How to finish this bastard?" :)
(Hope my thoughts weren't too boring). 

Have a great day! Keep reading and DFTBA!

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