Thursday, January 19, 2012

Booking Through Skipping


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Do you skip ahead in a book? Do you feel badly about it when you do?

For some books, I have skipped chunks. Geographical descriptions and author's philosophical thoughts fall under those categories, which made me skip. And also when the author get repetitive.

I have not really felt bad skipping. Why should I? There is so much more to read. Why waste time on boring parts?

7 comments:

Sara said...

I've read Gone with the Wind probably 20 times and have ended up skipping 50 or 80 pages every time.

LibrarySnake said...

I also dislike when an author starts repeating himself. It gets to be such a pain.

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Susan Roebuck said...

Yes, it's the overlong descriptions that are the killers, isn't it? I really have to cut them out...(even if they sounded lovely to me, the writer LOL). Fortunately I don't do monologues, least I don't think so...

bermudaonion said...

I'm not a skimmer or a skipper but sometimes I wish I were!

Cozy in Texas said...

It used to make me feel bad if I wanted to skip, but I've got over that. One book that I'm glad I persevered with though is The Zookeeper's Wife. The first 59 pages were an information dump but after that it was a very interesting read.
Ann

drkelp said...

I don't skim or skip. However if I find a book is going nowhere I abandon it after 100 pages. If an author can not get my attention by then, the book is not worth ionvesting my time in.

stacybuckeye said...

So honest and true. I don't feel bad about skipping anymore either.