My critique group has a fun tradition at the Christmas break up party. We all bring in the worst spec fic book we’ve read this year then the books are redistributed via number in a hat.

Now a part of me wants to try a couple of these books(I ended up with several, yay for lucky draws ;p ), after all the quality of books can be subjective (beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say). In fact someone who hadn’t read a bad book had bought in a bad movie instead and T-J and I both enjoyed that movie. But I’m always strapped for time, particularly now with three dead lines looming before the year’s end. Do I risk reading a bad book because I might actually like it? Or do I save my time for books I’m more likely to enjoy(oh and you know, those pesky dead lines)?