If it is boring, poorly written, or has plot holes big enough to drive a truck thru, why waste your time? Typos also drive me crazy. Don’t they have proofreaders and editors anymore? Yet whenever I mention that I sometimes put a book down without finishing it, people look at me like I just admitted that I kick puppies!
I usually like to read the first page of a book to make sure that it’s bookshelf worthy, but sometimes that ‘s simply not possible when buying books online. And sometimes a story starts off strong, then peters out. Nothing is more disappointing than starting a new book, which sounded sooooo promising in the reviews, only to discover that it’s not worth your time. I feel like I’ve been cheated, and am tempted to take the writer to court for commiting fraud!
There are so many good books out there that I don’t want to waste my limited reading time on dogs. Why is that wrong?
To misquote Dorothy Parker; some books should not be tossed aside lightly, but thrown with great force!