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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:19 PM
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15. I was raised to believ that if I didn't clean my plate
a European child might starve to death. For a long time I approached books the same way. But art is long and getting longer, and life, as you say, is short. I give an author a fair chance to make their case, but with fiction I sometime don't get past page 3.
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  -Do you finish every book you start reading? JitterbugPerfume  Aug-08-11 04:47 PM   #0 
  - fiction?  melm00se   Aug-08-11 04:49 PM   #1 
  - i agree--to a degree  JitterbugPerfume   Aug-08-11 04:53 PM   #2 
     - nonfiction  melm00se   Aug-09-11 10:46 AM   #19 
        - w8 that almost doesn't make sense, you don't often need to read an entire work of nonfiction  pitohui   Aug-09-11 03:51 PM   #21 
           - while it is true that  melm00se   Aug-09-11 06:52 PM   #23 
              - in well written nonfiction you can go out and use the first chapter  pitohui   Aug-10-11 11:32 PM   #27 
                 - maybe it's because I approach non-fiction  melm00se   Aug-11-11 11:09 AM   #28 
  - Most of the ti........  TheCowsCameHome   Aug-08-11 05:00 PM   #3 
  - sometimes  demguy72340   Aug-08-11 05:02 PM   #4 
  - Sooner or later. I can't stand not finishing what I start.  Little Star   Aug-08-11 05:02 PM   #5 
  - If the first 2 chapters are boring, I peek into the rest. If it's boring too, I don't continue nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Aug-08-11 05:15 PM   #6 
  - I don't read books anymore. n/t  elocs   Aug-08-11 05:29 PM   #7 
  - why?  Little Star   Aug-08-11 07:07 PM   #10 
     - These eyes only have so much reading in them and it goes to reading online.  elocs   Aug-08-11 07:59 PM   #12 
  - Books I Have Abandoned  Demeter   Aug-08-11 06:12 PM   #8 
  - Totally agree, but 100 pp I don't have - too old  fadedrose   Aug-08-11 06:18 PM   #9 
  - so many books==so little time  JitterbugPerfume   Aug-08-11 09:10 PM   #13 
  - Usually.  Louisiana1976   Aug-08-11 07:22 PM   #11 
  - I usually read it all  MaineDem   Aug-08-11 09:24 PM   #14 
  - I was raised to believ that if I didn't clean my plate  pscot   Aug-08-11 11:19 PM   #15 
  - I usually know in the first 50 pages if I like a book. I usually finish a book  applegrove   Aug-09-11 12:01 AM   #16 
  - It took me about 3 tries to get through Dune  YankeyMCC   Aug-09-11 07:38 AM   #17 
  - I endured DON QUIXOTE for about 7 chapters, than I gave up. Boring....nt  raccoon   Aug-09-11 08:02 AM   #18 
  - well actually i do  pitohui   Aug-09-11 03:47 PM   #20 
  - I used to...because once I started I felt and odd sense of obligation to finish.  AngryOldDem   Aug-09-11 04:57 PM   #22 
  - I have several half-read  TheCentepedeShoes   Aug-09-11 06:57 PM   #24 
  - Almost always....nt  Enthusiast   Aug-10-11 07:11 AM   #25 
  - I used to feel obligated to finish books.  SheilaT   Aug-10-11 04:19 PM   #26 
  - Almost always.  LWolf   Aug-12-11 01:14 PM   #29 
  - I alwatys read all Dean Koontz and Stephen King books  RebelOne   Aug-12-11 04:57 PM   #30 
  - the last 8-10 i could not get into at all  benld74   Aug-13-11 09:24 PM   #31 
  - I try to, unless the book is dry and boring.  Odin2005   Aug-14-11 01:40 AM   #32 
  - gosh no. This is a bad habit of mine. I start interesting books,  closeupready   Aug-24-11 10:20 AM   #33 
  - Used to but not any more  Rob H.   Aug-25-11 04:35 PM   #34 
  - No  elfin   Aug-25-11 08:09 PM   #35 
  - Wrong place  lovelaureng   Aug-27-11 02:53 PM   #36 
  - Definitely no,  lovelaureng   Aug-27-11 02:57 PM   #37 
  - Pretty much most of them...  WCGreen   Aug-28-11 04:37 AM   #38 
  - No, I never finished "The Wasp Factory" and a few others.  Fire Walk With Me   Aug-31-11 04:54 PM   #39 
  - you didn't finish the wasp factory!!!!!  pitohui   Aug-31-11 07:49 PM   #40 
  - Not a chance. The only thing that kept me from throwing the first Sookie Stackhouse book across the  iris27   Sep-01-11 09:40 PM   #41 
  - LOL  BookSavoury   Oct-03-11 02:12 PM   #42 
  - welcome to DU, BookSavoury  JitterbugPerfume   Oct-04-11 11:52 PM   #43 
  - I had to look up "Sookie Stackhouse" because I had no  SheilaT   Oct-05-11 02:29 PM   #44 
  - Well, I left one book a long time ago that I started reading about 3-4 years ago  Frank Coffin   Oct-12-11 09:59 PM   #45 
  - Mostly yes because I don't like reading a novel without finishing it  The Northerner   Oct-18-11 01:58 AM   #46 
  - Usually. I am a fan of Stephan King and Dean Koontz.  RebelOne   Nov-01-11 02:30 PM   #47 
  - Nah, sometimes I just forget I was reading them, they sit so long.  Moe Shinola   Nov-06-11 09:52 PM   #48 

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