Sometimes you’re just sticking with the story out of habit! You don’t have the same enthusiasm compare to the time you started, and yet here you are still here waiting for something…something that you don’t know what it could be. No idea what’s making you stay, sometimes! Maybe you’re just like, maybe you’re just hopeful, too. Or maybe you just find that a story you can’t let go regardless of whether you’re still enjoying it or not. Yeah, there are really times like this.
You know I usually stick to the series. I rarely DNF, heck even books or manga that I tried once but didn’t like the beginning, I still shelved them for another time. I had books before that I put on-hold went back on it and gave them another try & I actually finished them. ‘Cos I’m moody reader, there are times that I’ll be in the mood to read this kind of series, or that type of theme so I never say never until it’s really never!
But there are those that I’m still there because it became a habit that I follow the story. Especially those long running series, like I’m curious enough to know the end but I’m not truly enjoying what I’m reading. This is my problem when it comes to long running series. It feels like I invested time on it already so I might as well keep up. Like for example, 菜の花の彼 ─ナノカノカレ─ by 鉄骨サロ (story) & 桃森ミヨシ (art). Oh man, let me tell you I was so frustrated with this series. It started super nice, but it was a love that gone wrong—no, gone terrible! Overly dramatic! And there were many times that I was questioning myself why I was still in here getting all disturbed. I could’ve just stopped then and there, right? But no, my hard-headed self just continue on reading and reading until it ended: that very lukewarm, most anti-climactic ending. And while I wasn’t satisfied with reading it, I was kinda felt okay that I kept on despite all the hair-pulling moments that went on.
As they say “so many books (stories), so little time” so I should stop frustrating myself and hop onto my next and hopefully decent read. But I think I’m the type of stubborn person who won’t say no unless I don’t have any, not a millimeter of interest to keep on. Even if the factor that keeps me on is just out of obligation, I still keep up!