Join me as I ask a Fun Question that’s been on my mind. I’ll give you my take, but I really hope you’ll jump in with your answers too, since I’m really curious to know what my fellow readers and bloggers think! So today’s question is…
Do Bad Books Piss You Off?
Not too long ago I finished a book – I can’t honestly remember what it was anymore – and it had been just good enough that I didn’t DNF it. But it wasn’t a good book. It was a 2 star read. And I have to say, I was pissed.
I have hundreds of books sitting on my shelves, in my Kindle, and on my audio apps to read and I had just wasted time on a 2 star read. When I vented to my brother about the book, he was like “some books disappoint. Read another one.” How very logical of him.
Am I over the top to be angry that I wasted my time on a 2 star book? I get even angrier when it’s an author I’ve come to expect good things from. Because then I was more likely to push on, thinking, “but it’s so-and-so. It has to get better.”
Since this last time getting angry, I’m finding that I’m DNFing books more easily. I just don’t feel motivated to hope a book will get better anymore. If you’re not good in that first 20% you’re probably not going to be that great. Right? Or am I being too extreme?
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