So, I’m reading this book. It’s a book I paid money for. Not a lot of money, but you know 8.99 on Amazon Kindle.
It’s a good book. One that many, many people like. As a matter of fact, a book with such excellent and consistent reviews, I thought I would just love it.
But I don’t.
I’m actually finding it a slog to get through and I don’t think I’ll finish it. No worries. I’ll just grab the next book on my list to read and give this one to…wait. My copy is digital. How…what…can I do with it? I mean, there’s nothing wrong with the book. I just don’t like the main character (review to follow sometime this week). But, obviously, many other readers have found it quite enjoyable. I should be able to pass my copy to someone else who will read the thing and cherish it.
I mean, if I had bought a physical copy of the thing, I would have given the book to a friend I thought might like it. Or, it would end up in the pile of books I give to the local used bookstore.
But as it is, as far as I know, it will just languish on my iPhone, gathering virtual dust and maybe a virus or two.
I find this very frustrating. I didn’t feel this way after I finished the first two books I read on my iPhone. I figured, I paid for a reading. Now I have the digital copy to peruse if I want or look up specific passages. But, because I liked them enough to finish them, it didn’t occur to me to share. Weird, huh? If I had had a physical copy, I would have shared.
Anyway, I doubt I’ll finish reading this book, because though the writing is excellent, I’m just not into the main character. There’s plenty of other books I have on my list, I’m not wasting it with a book that doesn’t capture my interest. Just because I didn’t like it and won’t be reading it, my money shouldn’t go to waste. Someone should read it. At least, that’s the logic at the moment.
Frankly, I think there are readers out there for just about everything. Okay, maybe not everything, but most stuff has an audience; even if the audience numbers one and answers to ‘Mom’ when uttered by the author. So I know someone out in cyberland would just love it if they got a free e-copy of this book. And I’m more than willing to give it away.
I will investigate!