The 50 Page Rule | Reading
There are lots of mediocre and nearly worthless book – based on my interests, limited time available for reading. If a writer cannot “grab” me in the first 40 to 50 pages, perhaps this is a book that is not right for me.
If you finish every book you start, you are doing it wrong. Don’t have a guilty conscience about quitting. You are not quitting reading, you are merely moving along to a different book that you believe might prove to be more interesting or valuable.
Some colleges and city libraries have more than a million books. I live in a small town but I still have access to millions of titles through interlibrary loan. In a recent year, over 328,000 new titles and editions were published in the United States.
Even the most avid readers are going to read only a small fraction of one percent of what is available. Make your reading hour count.
~ Roger S
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