As a Lit major and a lifelong lover of books, it took me a long time to feel okay with abandoning a book. I think I became predisposed to thinking that if a book is deemed IMPORTANT, I didn’t want to miss out on the cultural experience. I always want to enjoy a book and find something redeeming in it; but, ultimately, I’m coming around to the idea that life is too short to read a book I’m not enjoying.
Do you rate books after you’ve read them? I never did until I joined Goodreads. I like that I have a system in place for remembering my general feelings about a book and that my star reviews add to the book’s aggregate score.