Read it or Leave it

It happens to everyone, don’t worry about it, it has nothing to do with size or how hard it is, sometimes you just can’t finish that book.  I’ve been reading the Lord of the Flies for… a while now and the end is nowhere in sight.  Yet I can’t stop.  I’ve never been able to stop reading a book, even Portrait of the artist as a young man, before I make it to the end.

I’ve been reading books ever since I was a kid and it’s only ever happened twice.  One was the first Lord of the rings book, but I decided that since I stopped reading so early into the book, and had no idea what half of the words meant, it was okay to skip it.  The other time was Reaching the Heights.  I read most of it in school when I was twelve, loved it, but when the school year ended we hadn’t finished it and I just sort of never got around to it again.  However I still have the book and have decided to do with Desmond, from Lost did, and make the book the last one I read before I die.  It does kind of put a damper on the excitement of reading it to be honest.

I’m not a fast reader, by any stretch of the imagination, but I don’t usually take months to read a book.  I have set myself the target of finishing it before Christmas, which is pathetic because Lord of the Flies isn’t very long, but I just don’t have the drive to finish it.  There have been occasions where I thought a book was really bad until a point, then it picked up and I sped though the rest.  I hope that happens, but either way I’m in it ‘til the bitter end.

Comment and vote below to let me know what you think, but spoiler comments about any of the books mentioned will not be approved.


4 responses

  1. Amy

    Damn that dorian grey I just can’t finish it argh !!!! N lord of the flies kinda sucks bu u can do it !!!! When I love a book I fly tru it but if I dnt enjoy it it becomes a never ending cycle of reading a line n putting the book down to let it gather dust !!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    • I love how you phrased that, ‘it becomes a never ending cycle of reading a line n putting the book down to let it gather dust’

      November 28, 2010 at 8:04 pm

      • Amy

        Tank u lol

        November 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm

  2. Robbie

    Somebody please think of poor Piggy!

    November 28, 2010 at 1:20 am

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