This week's Musing Monday: "...maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books - let's hear it, then!"
* when I want something done, my impatience urges me to get it done faster and more efficiently = less time wasted, more time for other things (like napping).
* during potentially uncomfortable conversations, I get to the point straight away, which eliminates any possible confusion.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not extolling impatience as a possible virtue. I acknowledge that it has more negatives to it. Such as coming off as a completely rude jerk, and possibly dying young from a heart attack due to being angry all the time. One thing that my impatience negatively affects is my reading style.
The Book Jumper
When there's a lull in the book I'm reading, sometimes I'll end up temporarily abandoning it and picking up a new one to start on. Even if I'm really liking the book, it doesn't matter. If I get the least bit distracted by a new title, I'll leave it for a while. Or take turns between the two (or three, or four... I currently have 5 on the go). It's actually a wonder that I finish any of them, not to mention I don't get the characters and plots mixed up!
The Staunch Optimist (or Stubborn Bullhead)
Ok, this kind of disproves my claim of being a very impatient person, but I have since changed my attitude towards this. I used to keep on reading even if I found the book insufferable. I don't know if I was hoping for a miracle that the book could get better or if I was just being stupidly tenacious. Now however, I stop if I'm not enjoying the book. Life is too short and there are far too many books out there to waste your time doggedly reading one that you don't appreciate. I still do hold out as long as I can though before discarding it.
I am very ashamed of this and I'm not sure why. I sometimes, SOMETIMES(!!!) skip through paragraphs that depict settings - and only if the scenery had already been described before in vivid detail. I sometimes scan through long-winded dialogue too, only if it was used as a "clever" means of flashback. Sometimes.
Can I stress sometimes enough?
What's your reading style? What do you think it says about you?