Reading Things you Would Really Rather Not…

…I have been doing a lot of this lately.  Being about halfway done with my MBA has me reading textbooks, data, statistics, charts and graphs, and the occasional book written on leadership.  I am happy with how far I have gotten so far, and that I made the decision to take this journey for myself.

I just always seem to forget how much time I do not have for reading, until I am no longer able to do it.  It just took me a month to finish a book I could have read in one day. A month! Anyone who knows me knows that me needing a month to finish the book means one of two things; either the book was absolutely horrible, or I was just too busy.

Luckily I have gained the courage to stop reading horrible books. You know what I mean, right? You start reading a book, and it is terrible, yet you feel terribly guilty for leaving a book unfinished. I have finished my fair share of not-so-great books because I was not brave enough to close it without ever knowing how it ended. Well not anymore. Not for me. I have finally started to realize the value of my time, and it is much too valuable to read some of the garbage I have come across lately.  It almost makes me feel sad to think of the number of books I have not been able to finish lately. Did you see my blog post (okay, rant!) on self-publishing? You may want to check it out. It’s right here: https://booksandopinions.com/2014/08/05/do-you-self-publish/

I have a stack of books I want to read, sitting next to my stack of school books. I have a few days break between classes, and am wondering how many books I can get read in that amount of time. I am not a fan of wishing my time away, but I cannot wait until it gets closer to the holiday season, and I have some extended time available to do my favorite thing: sit in a reclining chair with a good book, my cat, and read myself into oblivion.

3 thoughts on “Reading Things you Would Really Rather Not…

  1. Tom Schultz September 16, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    Being a member of several book clubs, I appreciate your fortitude to put aside bad books. A very valuable personal quality indeed. 😉 Thanks for liking my post, and I hope you’ll stop by for future visits. 🙂

    • IrishReader September 16, 2014 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks Tom. And I will definitely be watching your blog!

  2. C P Kato October 11, 2014 / 9:16 am

    I understand what you mean. I’ve read far too many books that I should have left alone, gathering dust on the library shelf. I have done the same with some films too. It is curiosity mixed with a generous dose of stubbornness.

    And even though my free time keeps dropping down to single digits, I keep buying books. Last month I bought 10 kilos worth of books because they were being sold by weight and I just could not resist.

    P.s. Thank you for liking my blog.

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