I have a problem. I absolutely cannot not finish a book. Even if the book is terrible, I still feel compelled to finish it. Recently I read Tedd and Todd’s Secret by Fernando Trujillo Sanz. It was pretty bad. The grammar was horrible. But I couldn’t stop reading. I had to finish it. Last year I read Canadian Meds by John Moynihan. Same thing. Terrible book. Had to finish it.
I don’t know if it’s because I think it’s got to get better or if I just can’t bear the thought of never finding out what happens to characters I don’t actually care about or what. I once read something by a librarian that said there are so many books out there that we should give a book 50 pages and if it’s bad or we just aren’t enjoying it, stop reading and move on to a better book. It’s sound advice. But it’s advice I just can’t seem to follow for some reason.