Jan 192012


This week’s question:
I saw this article the other day that asked, “Are you ashamed of skipping parts of books?” Which, naturally, made me want to ask all of YOU.
Do you skip ahead in a book? Do you feel badly about it when you do?
My Answer:
I can honestly say that I don’t.  What would the purpose be?  If it is to see the ending, then I would think that it would just  take away from the pleasure of the whole story line.  Or, if  it is is because, you just don’t like the book, then for me, it would end at my 50 page limit and go in my DNF pile.  Why would I care how it turns out if it didn’t grab me from the start?

What about you…are you a skipper of pages?  Why or why not?

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  6 Responses to “Booking Through Thursday”

  1. I couldn’t stop at 50 pages unless i hated the book . . . but I do understand the idea behind it. I more skim if it’s slow than skip really but never skip/skim much.

    Here’s my BTT ~ House Millar series


  2. Not really…but sometimes, I might SKIM parts. Not often…here’s MY THURSDAY MEMES POST and here’s

  3. Sometimes if it is a new author, or a favorite author, I will give them more than 50 pages, just to be fair, but very seldom to I skip to the end. Like you, if after the 50-75 pages and I can’t get interested I just give up and donate it to the library. I figure someone out there might like it.

  4. There are times I’m curious enough to want to know how it ends but not engaged enough to make the journey. I will then skip ahead. But it’s rare.

  5. I only skip for one reason. And I never feel guilty. Here’s Mine

  6. I’m not a skipper or a skimmer.

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