(This may sound a bit potty for my usual self!)
So, good question. When is it right to stop reading?
I, personally, have put down many books in my life. I find that these are often classics, such as:
- Jane Eyre (one of my favourite books!)
- Wuthering Heights (Oh yes, I didn't get the narrative!)
- Les Miserables (after about the first chapter-now on my 700th page!)
- Sense and Sensibility (still waiting to finish)
- The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and escaped (confusing)
- Sometimes, you need to put it down and start again. I did this with the Darkness Is Rising sequence. It is very good when you get into it!
- Try a different book from the same genre
- Try a different book by the same author
- If you are struggling to locate places in that setting, look for a map (in the front of the book maybe, or just grab a random map you have lying around) and draw places onto it-add brief notes. I do this with books I will review sometimes, so i can look at them and remember key points.
- (Read the ending) That's in brackets as it is a sin of books!
- Think about what what will happen next
- Actually, to contradict that point, if you really don't like it after 100 pages, just leave it.
And just some funny ones:
- Be comfy...
- Read in strange places...
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