Discussion: When You Lose Interest Halfway
Kel Tuesday, June 28, 2016 discussionI've been reading The Aeronaut's Windlass, Book 1 of the new Cinder Spires series by Jim Butcher. It's a monster of a book at 630 pages, but when I started, those pages flew by. Now...
I'm barely halfway through the book, so I know there have to be great things ahead, but I find myself in a bit of a dilemma--to continue or cut my losses?
To be fair, I think I'd have more patience with the slower parts of a book like this were I not busy and distracted with other things. (Like the internship and recent foray into #booksfortrade. That second one took a lot more time and energy than expected. And the first one required baking brownies.)
Still, is it worth it to drag myself through another however many pages until the action picks up (and not lose the time already invested in the book)? Or should I just DNF it, call it a day and maybe come back to it when I'm in the mood? (Although, let's face it, that almost never happens.)
What do you do when you're losing interest halfway through a book, but you're sure you'll enjoy it again if you can just make it through the next chapter or three?