I love books. Well, let me rephrase that: I love words. Books, magazines, blogs, even Coldwater Creek catalogs (have you read their product descriptions? Love 'em!). I would be totally content (if money was no object) to work in a library or bookstore. I adore reading!
That being said, sometimes I find myself in a quandry. It greatly distresses me when I pick up a book, invest some time into reading it, and then find that the book really doesn't grab me.
I attempt to put pen to paper occasionally myself, so I hesitate to judge. I mean, some publisher somewhere found these words worthy enough to print. I tell myself that if I just keep reading, I'll get to the good part (which sadly sometimes never comes).
If I do stick with a book, and in the end I still don't care for it, I feel like I wasted my time - like I was cheated.
That's my own personal dilemma, but I'm curious - if you don't like a book, do just give up, or do you finish it anyway?