Saturday, July 11, 2009

You're The Expert: 50 Page Rule

You probably noticed the lack of reviews coming through IHM this last week and were wondering why?  I can't seem to get through a book!  I usually adhere to the 50 page rule about books, meaning that if I'll give a book 50 pages and if it doesn't grab me by then, I move on.  Problem is, the last three I've started to read were good through 50 pages and then started to lose me around the 75 or 80 mark.  I've struggled and wasted a lot of time trying to push through, but haven't seemed to be able to finish any of them.  (no I will not tell you their titles, yet, because if I end up liking them in the end I will feel silly)

What I Heart Monster Wants To Know:


  • Do you have a certain page limit that you will read without it grabbing your interest? If yes, how many? 
  • What do you do if you want to keep reading the story, but the prose is losing you?
  • Has this dilemma of mine ever been a dilemma of yours?

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