If you’re anything like me, there’s been more than one occasion when you’ve started a book and read a few pages or a few chapters, set the book down, and never came back. It happens. No shame in that. But WHY does it happen???
That’s the question that a recent Fussy Librarian survey addressed, and it got me wondering.
What makes YOU stop reading in the middle of a book and not go back?
Choose all that apply from the options below and leave a comment on this post with your answer(s).
1. The plot takes a turn that doesn’t make sense
2. Spelling and grammar errors
3. Inaccurate technical or historical details
4. Too much profanity
5. Explicit sexual scenes
6. A character I like is killed off
7. I always read to the end
8. Other reasons? Please explain!
We posed this question on my Facebook page and in my NewsFlash newsletter, and the outpouring of results has been fascinating. Next week I’ll be compiling all the results, including yours left in the comments section here.
So please, weigh in! What’s your biggest reading pet peeve?