Some readers insist on reading a bad book. I can understand. No I can’t. The rationale for that type of reader behavior is usually this: I paid for it and I am going to finish it even if it kills me. The question is why bother? Why finish reading a story you strongly dislike? I mean if the story is flat out awful, I’m not making the effort to finish it when there are like ten other good books sitting in on my nightstand. I do differentiate bad books from books that are just slow to get started. What I’m talking about are books that have a bad start, period.
So, readers, tell me, when do you usually call it quits? The first chapter? The first 30 pages? The first sentence? When do you say: forget this crap, I’m reading something else. And really, it is OK for you not to finish every book that you start. Really.