Yesterday, I went through my gym bag and discovered a book I’d started reading many moons ago. Glancing inside, I found a bookmark at about the halfway point. Hum. I’m a little surprised I’d read that much considering I’d never gotten into the novel.
I used to have this strange loyalty to authors, where I’d read the entire book no matter how long it took me or how boring it was. Not anymore. My time is too precious for that. In fact, I think the only reason I read as far as I did on this particular book is because the author’s a best seller. I’m guessing this isn’t the book that earned him such a title.
What about you? How long do you read a book before giving it a permanent home on the shelf?