I started to read a book today and I did not like it. My response to this was to read on a couple more pages and then set it aside. I’m not going to waste my time reading a book (for fun) that I don’t like. There were many things that I did not like about the book - I didn’t like the setting, the characters or the way that the characters spoke. That was enough for me.
I know that a lot of people would persevere and finish the book, but I have never seen the point of spending your leisure reading time in that way. It is not like physical exercise, which is supposed to be a challenge and may cause aches and pains, it is leisure reading – it should be pleasant. The same goes for songs, television, movies and radio programmes – if I don’t like it I’m not going to waste time on it.
I do not see choosing to “quit” on an entertainment activity that is not fun as a character flaw.