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BTT: Don’t Waste My Time


“Life is too short to read bad books.” I’d always heard that, but I still read books through until the end no matter how bad they were because I had this sense of obligation.

That is, until this week when I tried (really tried) to read a book that is utterly boring and unrealistic. I had to stop reading.

Do you read everything all the way through or do you feel life really is too short to read bad books?

Hehehe it’s reaally easy to answer…the title shows my answer clearly.

I would stop reading a book I don’t enjoy instantly. The extreem case happened to Houses Without Doors by Peter Straub (I already talked about this in my previous BTT)…that bad book made me avoid his other books.

I sometimes judge a book by its cover and mostly I got lucky but sometimes I don’t…and when I have this bad luck, I prefer to stop reading it and find other book to read….unless there is no other book to read or something force me to read it.

Life is indeed too short…so, why bother reading something I don’t enjoy and miss the one I might really enjoy??

How bout you?


About Novroz

I actively maintained 2 blogs. My personal blog is about things that I love: Turtles, Books, Movies, Music, Larc en Ciel, Muse, Cillian Murphy, The Mighty Boosh and many more. I also help my 3 super cute turtles, Kroten, Papoe and Kurome, to maintain their own blog: http://kamekroten.wordpress.com

8 comments on “BTT: Don’t Waste My Time

  1. Melody
    November 12, 2009

    I will try to read another chapter or two, if it fails to captivate my attention, I’d either skim through or give it up.

  2. BooksPlease
    November 12, 2009

    I often pick a book by its tirle, which doesn’t always work – the covers can be very misleading too. I sometimes skim through as well.

  3. Pam
    November 12, 2009

    For the most part, I haven’t come across too many books that are so awful I have to stop but I WILL put it down if it’s truly bad.

  4. Nise'
    November 12, 2009

    I always keep other books on hand so that if I stop reading one I can pick up another one right away.

  5. gautami tripathy
    November 12, 2009

    Nowadays I am more selective. So I don’t really get to read very bad books.

    Booking through Bad Books

  6. Marce
    November 13, 2009

    Hmmm not sure if I could judge a book by its cover but i’m happy to see you won’t waste your time…..

    My response

  7. Schatzi
    November 14, 2009

    I love to see just how bad they can get!

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