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 Posted: Thu Jul 24th, 2008 08:29 pm
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Okay, here's another "book-ish" thing: when you start reading a book and find you don't like it (it's boring, etc.) do you continue to read it, or allow yourself to stop reading it?

Old school (what I was taught!) was that you should keep reading it through, because it  might "get better." New school is that if you don't like it, quit. I USED to try to follow the old school method, but since I don't have nearly enough time to read so as it is, I've "allowed" myself the luxury of stopping if it's a really uninteresting book. Of course, I've gone back years later and reread some of these, and thought, So what was the problem the first time?

One little trick I have when I first open up a book (fiction or non-fiction, CW or not) is I read the first paragraph or so. If it catches my interest even a little, it's worth a try! Doesn't always work, but it's a start!


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