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BTT: Too Short
thurs 19 nov 2009

Booking Through Thursday meme
Too Short

  • "Life is too short to read bad books." I'd always heard that, but I still read books through until the end no matter how bad they were because I had this sense of obligation.
    That is, until this week when I tried (really tried) to read a book that is utterly boring and unrealistic. I had to stop reading.
    Do you read everything all the way through or do you feel life really is too short to read bad books?

oof. Bad books are my bane, especially when I have a day job sucking away my reading time!

I really do have a problem setting bad books aside. I have never, ever, set aside a book I've actually bought. But I am a bit discriminating about the books I give money for! (as unbelievable as that may sound!) (laughs)

The free eBooks, tho. I've deleted a couple of those. The most recent one I deleted was called One Dimensional Man... I actually agreed with most everything he wrote. But it was just so BORING with his "theory" talk.

I do believe I _hate_ social theory talk. They always have to make up new words and put them in super long sentences... when a short and easily understood sentence would have worked so much better. But these social theory people are so disconnected that short sentences don't even occur to them!

And it's pretty amusing... because, after all, it is _social_ theory we're talking about here!

Anyway. I was over half way through that book when I finally deleted it. And I really did want to finish it. But, life is short. And your leisure life is a lot shorter, so I have to move on.

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