It’s time to share the shame!
I am sure we have all experienced that awkward moment when a person asks, “Have you read…?” and you are forced to admit, “Actually, I tried but just couldn’t make it to the end. The book actually didn’t interest me”.
When I first started reading, there was no way I would stop reading a book even if I hated it. For months, I would struggle through reading a chapter a night, if I could manage it. Now, I don’t waste my precious reading time on books I either don’t like
, or am not in the mood to read. There are too many great books out there waiting to be read, to waste my time on something I am not enjoying.
However, there are a few books I have abandoned and picked up again months or years later and enjoyed reading. ‘Jane Eyre’ was one of those books. Now I have read it I don’t understand why I didn’t enjoy it the first couple of times I tired. Maybe I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind to read it; I suppose I will never know. Now however, it continues to be one of my all-time favourites.
I won’t go on to share the long list of books on my ‘couldn’t finish list’, I will save those for June’s Online Book Club reading recommendations when we tackle, ‘Second Chance Books’. Keep an eye out for a post in June with a complete list of titles.
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