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I’m sitting in an airport waiting for my next flight that will take me home to see my family.  So what better way to spend a few minutes than answer this week’s book-related question?  

Suggested by JM:
“Life is too short to read bad books.” I’d always heard that, but I still read books through until the end no matter how bad they were because I had this sense of obligation.
That is, until this week when I tried (really tried) to read a book that is utterly boring and unrealistic. I had to stop reading.
Do you read everything all the way through or do you feel life really is too short to read bad books?

I will confess that I always finish a book.  Well, let me amend that.  There is only one book that I have not finished in my life – Mein Kampf by Adolph Hitler.  I stopped reading it because I was getting ready to move to Germany and could not bring it into the country via my carry-on luggage.  By the time we received our household goods two months later, I had moved on to other books and have failed to pick it back up again since then.  I do have every intention of doing so though; my bookmark is still holding my place where I left off all those years ago. 

But other than that, I do read every book to the end.  I do this not out of any sense of obligation but more because I want to do so.  I remain optimistic that a book will get better or that I can find something redeeming from it, even if it takes me to the very last page to find it.  Is life to short to read bad books?  I know that it is a very popular idea, but then again, I really do not think that books are bad.  We might dislike the plot, the writing, the character development or something else, but the book itself is still a learning opportunity – whether about the subject matter or more insight into your own personal likes and dislikes. 

What do you do? 

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