Breaking up is hard to do; or, a Dear Twilight letter

Do you feel obligated to finish all books you start reading?

Short answer? No.

Long answer? No, but I feel really guilty, like I might be hurting the book’s feelings.

Look, I’m sorry, Demonata. I’m just not looking for a long-term commitment right now. Inheritance Cycle, I’m tired of how you always promise me a sequel and never deliver. Breaking Dawn, it’s not you, it’s me.

Okay, Breaking Dawn, it actually might be you. But still, I’m sorry I abandoned you right in the middle of your vampiric pregnancy. I just couldn’t take it anymore–we’re not right for each other, can’t you see? Let’s just go our separate ways. You’ll find the right reader someday, and I’ll be free to search for a book that’s more to my taste.

I’ll never forget you, but it’s time to move on. There are lots of books in the sea, right? Or is that fish on the shelves?