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Many times DomA Send a noteboard - 31/03/2012 04:12:34 PM
Whenever it's pop/entertainment literature and it bores me or the quality puts me off and similar reasons, I do myself the favor of stopping before I lose any more of my time. Life's too short, and leisure time is too short, to accept to be bored by what you pick to entertain yourself, IMO. From time to time (rarely), I give some of those books further tries later, especially series as I know of my "problems" with beginnings (couldn't get through Eye of the World/The Great Hunt or Garden of the Moon for a long time).

For other kinds of literature, those I don't read for entertainment and if it happened to entertain me as well it's a bonus, it happens more rarely. With contemporary writers/new releases more often, but with classics I generally have a good idea what I get into beforehand, and I generally stick to it to the end, though both with non-fiction and literature, it happens a lot that on the way I decide my timing for reading that book just wasn't good, and I postpone reading it for weeks/months/years.

It happened recently with the third Monaldi & Sorti that wasn't grabbing me and that I decided to keep for the summer vacations when I can spend many hours reading at a time (my summers are usually "extreme", that's when I read concurrently the "fluffiest" entertainment stuff I choose to read in the year, and the most "heavy-going" stuff).
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Have you ever stopped reading a book because you really don't like it? - 31/03/2012 10:47:46 AM 1387 Views
There have been plenty. - 31/03/2012 01:40:56 PM 1184 Views
Well when you put it like that - 04/04/2012 08:45:14 AM 1154 Views
Hm. Rarely as a conscious decision... - 31/03/2012 01:45:52 PM 990 Views
Re: Hm. Rarely as a conscious decision... - 04/04/2012 08:49:56 AM 1264 Views
Yup. GRRM's stuff *NM* - 31/03/2012 02:53:47 PM 508 Views
Me too. I tried twice. - 31/03/2012 04:18:50 PM 1182 Views
Cor - 04/04/2012 08:51:49 AM 1243 Views
I gave The 120 Days of Sodom a try. Yuck. - 31/03/2012 03:45:55 PM 1071 Views
Many times - 31/03/2012 04:12:34 PM 1100 Views
Rarely. - 31/03/2012 04:59:50 PM 1015 Views
As a conscious decision, only Moby Dick - 31/03/2012 09:57:11 PM 997 Views
yes. mostly when i was in high school... couldn't read erikson, i got to p100 and still didn't care - 01/04/2012 06:49:45 AM 1026 Views
Page 1? That is impressive. *NM* - 01/04/2012 11:26:09 PM 428 Views
You can laugh all you want Legolas, but I agree - 02/04/2012 06:42:36 PM 997 Views
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Get out *NM* - 05/04/2012 08:19:34 AM 530 Views
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Heehee - 05/04/2012 08:22:13 AM 1207 Views
Of course! All the time! - 02/04/2012 11:28:58 PM 1054 Views
Re: Of course! All the time! - 05/04/2012 08:24:10 AM 1109 Views
Definitely try- give yourself permission to stop/quit. - 11/04/2012 08:47:07 PM 947 Views
All the fucking time. - 10/04/2012 04:28:13 AM 999 Views
Great minds... - 11/04/2012 08:41:33 PM 961 Views
I know right? - 16/04/2012 04:53:19 AM 1090 Views
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