What do you do when...?
I am sure most of us, at some time or the other, have had this experience. You go to a book shop, find a book that interests you. This could be for a variety of reasons: you have heard a lot about the author, the blurb seems interesting, every one seems to be reading it these days. Whatever!
You spend some 500 - 600 bucks on the book and once you start reading the book you realize that you are not so interested in it. As Jedi Knight Joe Francis would put it, "It does not float your boat".
What do you do in such a case? Do you force yourself to finish the book? Do you dump it into some dark corner of the house and forget all about it? Do you gift it to your worst enemy? Do you return it to the shop owner?
I have been trying to complete Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum for a very long time. I have forced myself to 3/4 the length of the novel. But something tells me this might not be the right approach to reading the book. Maybe I will keep it aside for some time and maybe a couple of years later I will actually enjoy the book.
The question is this: what do you do when you end up owning such a book?