I read a lot of books. Most of the books I read are written for children and young adults. I read everything from picture books to graphic novels to the newest and latest by favorite authors. I LOVE many of the books. I read But, truth be told, there are many that I don't like.
The reasons I don't like a book varies It could be the characters, the plot, the illustrations and even the author.'s style. So, what do I do when I find a book I don't like. First, I try to read another 1-2 chapters. I have found that it may just be the part of the book I'm reading that I don't like. If I still don't like it, my second step is to skip to the end., Yes, I skip right to the last 2-3 chapters and finish the book. I have a compulsion to know how a book ends. Even one I didn't like reading. But it gives me closure and I can move on to my next book. One that I will most likely enjoy reading.
If you choose to stop reading a book, you first need to make sure you gave the book a chance. As I said, I read at least 1-2 more chapters in a book before deciding I really don't like it. Don't judge a book by the fist few pages. It takes time to really know a book, good or bad. And, when you decide you don't like a book you need to figure out WHY. Was it the characters? The genre? The plot? The author? Figuring out WHY you don't like a book will help you find books you DO like. And again, that's the purpose of reading for pleasure.
Reading for pleasure should be fun and bring us happiness. When we don't like a book and we continue to "push" through it, reading it becomes work. We begin to dread reading and then we may even stop. So, why do that when there are so many other books you can read?
I am a PK-6 grade Libary Media Specialist. I LOVE being a librarian, I LOVE reading (now) and I LOVE my students. I am also a wife, mom daughter, aunt and friend; all roles I enjoy thoroughly. I love to laugh try to find the humor in even the darkest moments.