This week’s question:
A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.
Bookish Sarah asks:
What book took you the longest to read, and do you feel it was the content or just the length that made it so?
It has been quite a while that this has happened to me. So far, all the books I have read this year have been so good that it takes me a matter of days to finish unless I have RL issues that take me away from my reading time.
If a book takes me a long time to read it means that it’s due to the fact that the content, writing and plot is not grabbing me. It is not the type of book where I can’t wait to pick it up. However, I have learned from past experiences with certain books, that if by page 50 I am not enjoying it, I put it into the DNF pile. I have noticed that when this happens, if I don’t put it aside and try to push through it, I get into a reader’s slump. So since past behavior predicts future behavior, I now don’t feel guilty about finishing a book because every book is not for everyone.
Has this happened to you? Can you recall what book took you a long time to finish or are you like me, and put it in the DNF pile?