Booking Through Thursday

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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?

I can honestly say that I don’t skip ahead, if I did I would know what was going to happen and that would ruin the whole thing for me.  If a book gets slow or I am not enjoying it, I will give it about 100 pages and if I still can’t get into it, I put the book aside.  I am curious to find out about those of you who do skip as to why you do and how you feel about it.  So share your thoughts with me please.

  • Laurel-Rain Snow

    This topic made me squirm a bit…I feel pretty conscientious about reading the whole book…here’s what I wrote in MY THURSDAY MEMES POST and here’s

  • oh yes. I skim/skip especially if it wasn’t good. Before I always read the whole book even if its BAD, I just keep going until the last part. I started skimming last year when I had bought too many books plus books I received from the authors and publishers. I don’t want to waste my time in reading BAD books anymore.

    There was one time the first half was bad but the book became a page turner after hundred pages or more…

  • Nollaig

    I tend not to skip, but not because I don’t want to. I even have a habit of skipping a bit, and then going back over it because my OCD nature makes me want to read every single word in order to consider the book complete. Here’s my BTT:

  • I skim especially explicit/uncomfortable smexy scenes. I am guilty of that!

  • I generally like to stick with a book all the way through, but sometimes you must skip.

  • Yes…. I usually set it aside. And 100 pgs is a good test – I’ve looked at the page number and sighed sadly that it was only page 43… time to change books!!! 🙂

  • I’m a skimmer. I’m a new follower here is my BTT if you wish to follower back

  • Hazel

    A 100 pages would probably be too long for me if I sense that I’m not getting the value I would appreciate. Something like that 🙂