I should start of by noting that the title of this post is a little unfair. The books in question are not necessarily bad, just not for me. And no, I’m not going to name any of them.
The thing is, I can be quite a terrible acquirer of freebies. In the case of ebooks, this means public domain classics from the likes of Project Gutenberg (which tend to be well worth reading) and promotions from the free eBook section of the Kobo store (which often aren’t).
As such, I have managed to create a rather silly situation for myself in which I am not reading the books I want to read because I feel somewhat obliged the get through at least some of the free-but-uninteresting books before I start paying to expand my to read pile still more.
This realisation was triggered when James recently proclaimed on the pain of being lost in a bad book and was compounded when I noticed that Goodreads are celebrating my preferred genres with Science Fiction & Fantasy Week this week.
I have already read many of the novels mentioned and there are many more that I want to read. So now would be a good time to get over my aversion to paying for digital content, resist the temptation of free shiny stuff and start catching up with the books and authors that I can reasonably expect to actually enjoy.