I do not feel obligated to finish reading a book if I’ve lost interest or it doesn’t keep me from putting it down. I started reading Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged on my long bus ride home from work about 4 years ago and I haven’t finished it yet. I wouldn’t say I gave up on it but I’m not an avid reader and I normally don’t read a book for recreation that often . The last book I finished was Flowers for Algernon . I probably never would have read it if it wasn’t for a book reading group on myspace I was involved in.