Hey everyone and welcome back to another Let’s Talk Bookish, a weekly bookish-discussion-meme hosted by the wonderful J.R.@Eternity Books every Friday. Today’s is an interesting, so let’s get right into it.
I know some people who used to take their reading very seriously and would NEVER DNF books. Personally, I was never like that. In fact, I would even say that sometimes I was the other extreme and would stop reading a book without properly giving it a chance and regretting it later (when a couple of years down the line I would try it again and absolutely love it).
To answer the question, I would actually say that I think it’s bad if you force yourself to finish a book just for the sake of finishing it. There’s so much more to life than that. Whatever your purpose for reading might be (unless it’s studying of course, then I understand you have no choice), I doubt it’s just to tick off another book on your list or for the number on your “read” on Goodreads to go higher. If it is, I would strongly advise you to rethink that.
Life is too short to spend time forcing yourself to read a book you don’t like when you could totally just read something else (of course, with things to do with studying it’s an entirely different matter). I would even say: life is too short to spend time reading books that don’t benefit you in some way or another!
So these are my thoughts on this! What are yours? 🙂