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5 Reasons Why I Leave a Book Half-Read

August 24, 2017

I’ve had the same problem with a few books. One I read only 2-3 pages and could not get the characters names straight to want to read any further. It’s okay to have odd character names, but not every single character with at least 10 jumbled letters. One was Scztrblojrts. I’ll call him Scot. A few paragraphs later Scztrbjlmkzts was introduced. They were friends with Ltdfrzym and Lromtyzn. I realize it was a sci-fi piece, but give me a break. Another one is so overly descriptive it’s a joke. It’s in a large print edition but still, one sentence can take up nearly a whole page! The story has some interest so I’m still working on it.

A Writer's Path

by Michael Cristiano

It’s happened again. I’ve fallen out of love. Well, actually, I don’t think I was ever in love, but after 200 pages of George RR Martin’s A Clash of Kings, I’ve decided to take some space. I mean, I think it’s better for the both of us. I need to answer some very serious questions: Who am I? What do I want? More importantly, what don’t I want, and right now, that’s this.

It’s nothing personal against George RR Martin. I read A Game of Thrones two summers ago and I loved it. I will, however, say that it took me a long time to get into it. Say, 150 pages? But I just can’t do it this time. So, that led me to think about why. Why do I ditch books halfway through? It seldom happens. I honestly think I’ve only ever done it to about…

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