Bookish Ponders: Finishing Books I Dislike!

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Hello my lovely readers! So I have a dilemma. I am working on expanding my reading horizons and it is because of this that I promised everyone around me that I would read any book I am recommended in its entirety no matter what! Well, I’ve been tested once or twice already but never to the extent that I feel tested with the current . . . opportunity. Not obstacle, but opportunity for growth! If on a winter’s night a traveler is a great experimental piece but it’s really trying my resolve. I try to be a woman of my word and it is because of this that I have devised an ingenious plan!

Before when I would have trouble completing a book I would simply pick up a book I liked and read my favorite parts. A kind of bookish break. This book, however, isn’t going to cut it with a few bookish breaks. So I decided I’m going to read a book alongside it. Not reread, since my goal is to expand my horizons. For this I have chosen a short story collection – that I hope I enjoy – to balance out my lack of enthusiasm for If on a winter’s night a traveler.

I plan to read a short story for every chapter, at least. Ideally I can get through two chapters before I need to take a bookish break and read a short story but let’s see what happens! I will do my best!

How do you all get through books you dislike? I know the obvious answer is to simply put the book down but that hardly seems appropriate when I am actively trying to break through bookish boundaries!

I’ll let you all know how it goes and if this goes well I will have read two books by the end of this reading adventure!


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