I hate not finishing books. I really, really do. Since I made it a resolution last year to finish all the books I start, I have been very good about reading all the books. And I've been very happy about it. I think I rated one manga as "DNF" last year and I read everything else all the way through.
Lately though, I seem to be having a hard time finishing the books I start. For example, I was reading Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore and I was enjoying it, really. I just couldn't get through it. I couldn't get myself to read it for more than a couple of pages at a time and while, yes, sometimes it was due to lack of time, sometimes it wasn't. I just didn't feel like reading it and I felt so bad, especially because a friend let me borrow it assuring me I would really enjoy it. But I just couldn't keep going. I know it's a good book; it's hilarious. I just wasn't feeling it and maybe one day I will pick back up, but not now. Now I have one book on my DNF list of 2013 already and I feel terrible.
Should I feel so bad? I know I shouldn't because I gave it a fair shot (I tried reading it for four months!) and there are so many other books out there that I want to read! I just can't help but feeling like I should keep trying to read it, and I don't want to be okay with not finishing books because if I let myself be okay with it, I'll just give up on too many books that I don't read quickly enough. But now I am reading 6 books and I can't seem to get through any of them!
How do you feel about not finishing books? Are you someone who never leaves a book you've started unfinished? Or do you just move on quickly when you're not feeling it?