You Don’t Have to Finish the Whole Thing
I enjoy reading a good novel. In fact, I read every day even if it’s only a few pages before I fall asleep at night.
I read on my tablet, and buy books inexpensively through a service called Book Bub. I’ve purchased hundreds of books this way over the years – for 99 cents or $1.99 – more or less. Sometimes even free!
My choices are usually historical fiction, or contemporary fiction, or psychological thrillers. (I know – weird variation, right?) My very favorites are dual timeline books – where a contemporary story is taking place, but that story is based on something that took place decades, or hundreds of years ago, and affected what happened today.
In the “old” days when books were much more expensive, I always forced myself to finish each and every one. I had spent the money and felt like I needed to get my money’s worth. It would take me far longer to finish a book I didn’t feel invested in. Ugh.
But today? NO! If I try to read a book and 50 or 100 pages in it just doesn’t keep my attention – I give myself permission to give it up and move on.