***PLEASE READ THE FIRST POST BEFORE DIVING IN. SELF-PROMOTION AT OWN PERIL!***
I know there's probably a big divide between the lovers and haters. Even I am torn, somehow. There certainly are stories with lots of potential, but in need of a structural edit, let alone a proofreader. But then there are books leaving you puzzled, gobsmacked even and not in a good way.
Personally, I delete books in a ratio of ten for every book I read complete before I get to 50%.
My reasons: badly developed characters/story, when it's so far off the wall that I can't suspend my disbelief anymore. Another reason are some personal pet hates like wrongly used dialogue attributes, apostrophes, or an overuse of brackets. Typos, missing words, etc., if they're not littering the book, I can overlook.
What is your take on it? Do you love them, have you given up on them? What are your reasons?
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