Monday, 1 June 2009

Musing Mondays



Another week over and it's Monday again, here is the question ---

How much time (or how many pages) do you give a book that you aren't really enjoying before you'll set it aside? If you're reading it for a book group discussion, or for review, will you give it more of a chance then, say, a book you're reading for your own interest? Why, or why not? (courtesy of MizB)

Firstly, I only read for personal pleasure, so I don't need to consider book reviews for outside sources. In the one reading group I have joined , the Jean Plaidy group ,I'm certain this dilemma would not arise as I love Jean Plaidy books.
However if I did start a book and it was proving difficult to finish I try and stay the course till about halfway. If it has not improved by then, it's usually placed back on the shelf.
More answers can be found here.

3 comments:

Nise' said...

I've got to check out some Jean Plaidy books. I've read book written under the name Victoria Holt and Phillipa Car and enjoyed them!

Ladybug said...

I read for my own pleasure as well, I give the book about 80-100 pages before I give up. I have only given up once but I have to start practicing this rule more often. When I force myself to stick with a book I often end up losing my passion for reading for a little while.

Jenny Girl said...

I know you would never put a Plaidy down. I think half way is reasonable.