MitchW
MitchW

If you start reading a book and it’s not grabbing you, how long do you give it until you give up? Or do you always read through to the end once you start?

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stevebrady
stevebrady

@MitchWagner 50 pages. If it doesn't have me by then it's time to move on. Too many great books out there waiting.

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Cheri
Cheri

@MitchWagner I've heard that 100 pages minus one's age is a good benchmark. 🙂 20% is my minimum unless the author can't string a sentence together.

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cn
cn

@Cheri @Mitchwagner eventually I will finish Dracula 🧛🏻‍♂️; I’ve read Frankenstein, and Moby Dick 🐳

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MitchW
MitchW

@stevepbrady A generous figure!

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MitchW
MitchW

@Cheri I'm thinking since I do all my reading on the Kindle the Kindle sample would be a good figure.

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MitchW
MitchW

@cn I loved Moby Dick in college. Many people find it dry but not me.

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stevebrady
stevebrady

@MitchWagner To be fair I am a pretty quick reader. I think bottom line is that it is fine to quit books that are not doing it for you. Read if you are learning something or if you enjoy it. No one is passing out awards for finishes. 😁

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cn
cn

@MitchWagner I mainly find 19th first–person literature, long 🙃

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MitchW
MitchW

@stevepbrady I'm a slow reader but nonetheless I read a lot.

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MitchW
MitchW

@cn They were paid by the pound. Heh.

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maique
maique

@MitchWagner It depends, I don’t have a formula for it. Until I can’t stand it anymore and figure some other book is worthy of my time.

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