When to Quit Reading

This was one of my last posts on the Facebook.

I’m stalling out on finishing Dune. But I feel pressure to read it because I write Scifi. It gets better, right guys? ‪#‎amreading‬ ‪#‎classics‬

It got a divided reaction. Half the people said there was no point in continuing to read and the other half said to hold on because it probably gets better.

I’ve always been a power through kind of person. If I’m not entertained then I stop looking for fun and look for something to learn about how the author writes and how they tell a story. But there are a few books that I still couldn’t bring myself to finish, mostly non fiction because if it’s not scripture I struggle to finish nonfiction.

So will I finish Dune? Yeah. I think there is some value there and I’ll read through the end. It’s not a bad book. There is a reason it’s a classic. My biggest problem with the book is the dialog but that’s probably because I just finished a collection of short stories by Elmore Leonard—that guys is the king of dialog. There are also a few things I’m excited to read more about in Dune; those worms are cool.

What do you do when you’re reading a book and it’s not pulling you in like you thought it would? Do you stop or do you power through?

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Catalyst: Book 1 in the Ronos Trilogy
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Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy
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