Fun Fact Friday is a meme that I started last year in an attempt to get to know my followers with a quick fun fact. In return, they get to know me. With the new year, I decided to start with one that I have seen a lot of people discussing on their blogs: Read a book in it’s entirety even if you don’t like it or drop it and move on?
For me, that question has changed in the past year. I used to be the devoted reader that would finish a book with the hope that by the end it would redeem itself. Then for my Modern Library Book Club, where we are reading through the Modern Library’s Top 100 Classics list, we had to read to “The Ginger Man”.
Halfway through the book, I was bored to death and didn’t feel like I was getting anything out of it. But I persisted. It was a Top 100 Classic. It had to be good. WRONG! The ending was the same as the beginning and I felt I had just wasted a week of my life on drudgery. You can read my scathing review of this classic here but honestly, ever since then, I have taken the approach that if I am not enjoying it I should just move on to something better. After all, there is nothing to say that I can’t return to it years from now. Right?
What do you think?