Not much of a book worm myself. I only read a couple of novels a year. I might read more if I find myself engrossed in a series; but it’s usually just around two a year.
I think one of my biggest deterrents towards reading is I have a fear that any book I might read could be total crap!
This would piss me off as reading to me is a chore. Don’t mind doing it if there is a payoff, but if not;… Grrr!!
Here’s the thing tho’: Books aren’t like movies. You can’t just read one for five minutes then say to yourself “Awe hell, this sucks!”
In books, you first have to make your way through the prologue, then the character descriptions and then finally get into the meat of the story before you realize it’s a crap book.
That’s alot of damn wasted effort if you ask me. But maybe I’m doing it wrong.
When do YOU put a book down before you know it’s crap? What are some of the red flags that tell you that? Are you at all afraid that if you put the book down it might get good a couple of chapters later? ( another big fear of mine)