I am currently five books into a series of books that will likely NEVER be finished. Or at least, never finished in a way that is satisfying. I’m at the point where I’m questioning why I’m even reading it.
A good book puts you into someone else’s head, and makes you care about them and their experiences and their story. Even good text books do this, they spur you on to care! to learn more, and to retain the info, so that the world you live in is better understood. And a good novel has real-life implications, perhaps a perspective gained or an experience shared or whatever. A bad book is just words on a page.
Right now, i’m trying to decide if a good book can become a bad book because of reader fatigue. Or maybe author fatigue? The problem with the book series i’m reading is that there are too many details to forget; if i stop reading and take a break, i’ll forget what was going on, and there would be thousands of pages to read to get back up to speed, which would just tire out my imagination yet again.
Anyways, authors out there: please make sure to finish your stuff. we’re all counting on you!