Many of you know that I recently had a precious baby girl, my first child. I have had to adjust all areas of my life, including my reading habits. I knew I would have to make some changes---ie, cut back on my reading a lot---but what I didn't expect was for my taste in books to change. I have started liking contemporary fiction a lot more, and like paranormal fiction less. I find myself wanting to read more women's fiction, a genre I was never particularly interested in before. I think it may be because I'm a mother now and can identify with more characters.
But, what's most surprising is how quickly my patience wears thin now. If I'm not liking a book within the first few pages, I quit. I used to try to give a book a good 100 pages before stopping, but now, if I'm not in love, I drop it and move on. I sometimes convince myself that the book will improve and make myself finish it. This always ends in disaster because I start to resent the book and end up with a bad reading experience.
Which made me start thinking, how long do you give a book before stopping? And at what point do you consider it too late to stop?
Leave a comment with your thoughts...I want to know!