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Yes, I know! There are times that you simply CAN'T finish a book! [gasp] . . . you either hate the subject, are disappointed in the writing, the characters are flat. . . the list is endless!
Questions: How often do you find yourself struggling through a book (if you HAD to estimate)? How far will you read before you stop and consider it a DNF (Did not finish)? Will you skim ahead and see if it gets any better? Once you put it down, do you still write a quick review? What do you do with the book when you are done?
My Answer: I don't find myself NOT liking a book very often. . . BUT, when it does happen, I generally know within the first 20 pages or so. Even when I'm not enjoying a book (or not getting anything useful from it in the case of a non-fiction book) I will skim it and see if I can get into it farther into the book.
I will generally try to write a quick review, but find myself not publishing it right away so I can edit out the feelings, and sticking to constructive criticism instead. After all, authors and editors put a lot of work into a finished book, and other readers may see it differently than I do. :)
If I don't want to keep the book, I will generally ask someone in one of my book clubs if they want the book. If I don't find any takers, I will generally donate it to the library or local charity.
Looking forward to reading everyone's answers!!
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