If you don’t eat all the food off your plate, then you’re wasting food. I feel like same about not finishing a book, like I’m wasting it. Back in my college days when I had so much time on my hands I had no issue with finishing books, and I also had more time to filter out the books I was really interested in reading.
Ever since I joined the military I’ve had little free time to read a book. Every time I think about sitting down to read I think of something more productive to do like study for a promotion board, wash clothes, finish some homework. I joined the Army in 2014. I haven’t finished reading a novel since.
In college I liked reading in public places like the library, University Center, or outside on a bench. Now, if I’m not working then the only place to be is home. I get distracted with so many things at home that I probably read like a page of a book then move on to something else.
At home I’m good at doing homework, playing video games, or watching TV. Not reading. It could also be that I haven’t found another book that interest me so much that I have to sit down and finish it. And thats okay. I used a Barnes&Noble gift card to buy a new book. It was The Killing Floor by Lee Child. I read like the first two chapters and put the book down.
I feel like I wasted a gift card and a book that will lay around unread. I told my wife that I’m now interested in reading the Harry Potter series. She had her mom ship the first two books from home so I can read them. I read the first two chapters of the first Harry Potter series and haven’t picked it back up in days. I rather do stuff like writing this article, or ranking up in a video game, or watching a good movie on Netflix than to sit and read unless the story is stealing my attention, which I have not found yet. And thats okay.