Abandon Ship: A Step-By-Step Guide To Not Finishing Books

Well – I’ve been guilty of literary fiction (‘cos I just couldn’t find another label to lumber it with) but I never expected this booster… 😛 Arch-graph architect Tara Sparling does it yet again with the ‘Abandon Ship Guide to Not Finishing Books’ – we’ve all been there! 😀

Tara Sparling writes

Abandon Ship: A Step-By Step Guide To Not Finishing Books

I was on holidays last week. You know this, because I put up a horrible gloating post with photographs indicating the niceness of the holiday scenery, and the depths of my nasty character.

While I was away, I abandoned a book I’d been trying to read for about six months. I’m not going to tell you what it was, because this isn’t about author shaming, and that particular author is too successful anyway to care. But for the first time in my life, I abandoned a book more than two thirds the way through.

The notion seemed ridiculous. Surely, having got that far, I could have persevered? Especially when the damned thing had been sitting on my bedside locker for 6 months, having been started twice, but shortly thereafter also put down twice, in favour of brighter and shinier books which I duly finished in the meantime, thinking “I’ll definitely…

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