I am an avid reader, and I consider myself to be a bibliophile. Sometimes, when I read a text, I become perplexed about it. Why? I start feeling troubled because I start envisioning how I could have written the book better. I know this may come across as arrogant, but I have read books that left me feeling like a writer just threw words in a pot and hoped that they meshed together. In the past, I have felt guilty about not finishing a book that I started. Being bewildered by a book that I start to proofread and edit makes me cringe. I read for pleasure. No longer do I feel guilty about not finishing a book. My time is precious. Just like I value your time since you are reading what I write.
Have you ever read a book and felt that you would have developed it better? Did you finish the book? What was your response? I really want to read your thoughts. I look forward to your comments.