The other day I was looking through my Goodreads feed, and I came across another blogger’s review of one of my favorite books. Naturally, I was curious as to how many stars this blogger gave the book, so I decided to click on the review.
To my disappointment, this book received a rating of 2 stars, and the blogger seemed overall disappointed in this book and the series around it. I, personally, would have given this book a full 5 stars… but the important message here is that everyone is different, and not every book is perfect to every reviewer. And I’m okay with that!
However, this got me thinking: Why would you even read a book if it’s worth less than 3 stars for you? Why not just… put it down and never pick it up again?
Now that I think about it, I almost never rate a book less than 3 stars. Why? Because if I can tell that I’m not going to like a book within the first several chapters, I just put it down. DNF. I don’t want to put myself through any kind of misery.
To me, if I can tell that a book is less than 3 stars for me, the book is simply not worth my time. Why would I waste my time on a “bad book”? Even if this “bad book” is highly recommended, I read books for pleasure, and I would much rather spend my time reading books I know I will like.
So here are my discussion questions for you today:
Have you ever read a book you knew you were not going to like?
If so, why did you continue to read it?
Have you ever read a book you thought you would like, but in the end rated it less than 3 stars?
Have you ever read a “bad book?” Let me know if you can answer any of these questions in the comments!
You can also be my friend on Goodreads! 😉 Happy reading!
(Also, I’m thinking about doing a “Discussion Friday” sort of thing… We’ll see how that goes! Stay tuned!)