May 8, 2012

50-page Rule

"A bad beginning makes a bad ending." ~ Euripides 

There are too many good books in the world for me to waste time reading an average book. My time is too valuable. My TBR pile is too tall. My brain has limited space for fiction, and it should be occupied with good story lines and memorable characters. Therefore, I implemented the 50-page Rule. If a book does not grab my interest in the first 50 pages, I stop reading. No hesitation. No extra chance. No regret. Close the book and move on to the next.

How do you treat books that do not start off well? Do you have a similar rule?


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