Now I Stop Reading a Book If I don’t Enjoy It

Now I Stop Reading a Book If I don't Enjoy It

I have felt the pressure of having to finish all the books that I pick up. But truthfully, at times I do not enjoy most of the books that I read. This is down to a variety of factors;

1. IT IS NOT ENGAGING ME ENOUGH TO CARRY ON

It is important to catch the readers attention within the first line. It is ok to build up the tension and the suspense but when I have read several chapters and it is still not engrossing me, I have no choice but to put the book down.

2. LITTLE OR NO CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

If I sense that the characters in the book that I am reading are flat and have no depth to them, I cannot say that I will be impressed overall with the book that I am reading. At times, the story is so engaging but the characters go through a journey of little or no growth. I find it important that the character/s of the story go through some sort of change and evolution. It makes the whole experience a little more rewarding.

3. THE STORY IS BORING… PERIOD

If the main story is something that I have little care for, it is very unlikely that I will carry on reading. I am open to any kind of story, as long as it is interesting.

4. TERRIBLE WRITING

Have you ever watched a movie adaption of a book and then decided to read that book because of how interesting you found the movie but realised that the writing is either convoluted, hard to read or flat?

Well I have… and I will not name any names but this really irks me.

 

So to end… Don’t feel obligated to finish reading a book if you are genuinely not enjoying it because who has time for that? 

 

(By Danli Rose)

 

 

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