A comment left on one of my posts got me thinking about finishing books. The comment was:
I have seen you reading/reviewing a fair number of Two stars it seems lately …… I actually feel bad that you go through and read so many bad books…
Which is interesting, because I generally have a 50 page rule. I’ll read 50 pages and if I’m not fussed then I’ll put the book down and try another, but when review copies of books are sent to me from publishers, then I will take the time to read the entire novel.
I find book reviewing really interesting, because I can read something and be like “meh” and other people will read it and be like OMG THIS WAS THE BEST BOOK EVER! So it really depends on personal taste.
I enjoy reading average books, because they really make me sit down and think about what it is that makes them so average. And then of course, when I stumble across an amazing book it makes it that much more exciting!
Do you always finish books? Do you give them a couple of chapters and then put them down? A couple of pages? What is your rule for starting and finishing novels?