"Never read a book through merely because you have begun it."
I'm very guilty of *not* following this sage piece of advice. I have such a hard time *not* finishing books that I start! Even when I'm not enjoying a particular work, there's a small piece of me that thinks, "Maybe it will end really well and make the whole thing worth it." The optimist in me keeps believing that the next chapter will be better, and the stoic in me keeps the pages turning... just one more. And yet, people are always telling me life's too short to read books you don't like. Every once in a while, I start a book and if it's only so-so I'll put it down, read something else, and then go back to finish the so-so book at another time; I have a really difficult time abandoning books completely once I've started them. Something in me just can't deal with an unfinished story. How about you - do you give up on bad books or finish them at any cost? How long do you give a book to be "good" before you stop reading it?
Contest closes tomorrow - winner will be drawn on Wednesday!