Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Problem with reading books

I seem to have a massive problem with reading books, I start to read a book and enjoy it but no matter how hard I try I can finish it. I have only ever finished one chapter book in my life.

Elise is always trying to get me to read a book or two, but even if I start reading it I can never finish the book, sometimes I never even reach the half way mark. 

I don't know whether it's because I have other interests, get sick of the book, or something else completely.

If you remember I did a post on the Seven Little Australians and the Phantom Toll Booth, well I did the post while I was reading the books but I didn't finish either one of them.

Hopefully one day I will be able to finish another Book. :)


Annie said...

I love reading books alot! Its such an adventure!

I find it really hard not to finish reading a book =)

I reckon as you get older you will like reading.

Naomi said...


Annie said...

Don't stress girly! You will. I know it!

The Editrix said...

*Sighs*. One of these days I'll be able to get you to finish a book. . . in the meantime, you've been awarded! :-)

Enbrethiliel said...


Hello again, Naomi! =) I used to be a full-time English teacher and I hope you don't mind if I chime in with some things I've learned from that experience . . .

I've found one reading model very useful. It divides people into four Reading Paths. The first criterion is whether one prefers Relationship reading or Action-Adventure reading. (If someone is very Action-Adventure oriented, for instance, he won't really care for Jane Austen books.) The second criterion is whether one likes Realistic elements or Fantastic/SF elements. (Someone who likes Relationship books with Fantastic elements will probably like reading Austen, but won't go for any modern classics that are too "gritty.")

So, Naomi, it's possible that the books people have been recommending to you are just not your thing!

Another possibility is that you'd prefer audiobooks. I read somewhere that extroverts (who like being around people) prefer listening to their books, while introverts (who don't mind being alone) prefer traditional reading. It's not a hard-and-fast rule, but I know several people who wouldn't read any books at all, if those weren't available in audio!

Well, I'm sorry for the very wordy comment, but I hope it will turn out to be helpful! =)

Annie said...


I am awarding YOU


Love, Annie