Monday, 2 March 2009

Are you a skipper or a plodder?

That is the question this week on Musing Mondays.

When reading do you read every word? Do you ever skip chapters or skim over parts? (question curtesy of Wendy)

Well I'm a bit of both really. Once I am 'into' a book I tend to skip. Partly, as I am always impatient to find the conclusion or just the end of the chapter. My reading in the past has been erratic, and as soon as I restart turning pages every word is read. I find it tricky at the beginning of a book to skip parts, this would deprive me of the storyline.

If I find a book is not to my taste re; some of it's content ,I will skip then also, sometimes just a chapter sometimes a whole book.

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10 comments:

arieldalloway said...

Hah, that's exactly how is it with me too. Skimming makes me feel guilty sometimes but certain stories are just too engaging, you just need to fast forward!

Nise' said...

If I find myself skipping and skimming too much, its time to try another book.

Bluestocking said...

That's a different answer. Here is mine

Musing

Yvonne said...

I've never skipped whole chapters, but I have skimmed through parts if I find them boring or too descriptive.

J. Kaye said...

Rarely do I skim. The only reason I do is the book has boring parts.

Beth F said...

I don't skip, but I'll resort to skimming if that's the only way to finish up a book.

Charli and me said...

Just like you when I really love a story I have to skip over to the next chapter to see what's going on LOL I always read the last paragraph first. I know it's bad but I can't help my self :>)

Erika Lynn said...

i never skip anything, no matter how much i want to know the ending but i do find myself skimming a little through some of the slower parts of books

Micki said...

I don't remember exactly how it went but I always liked a quote that said something like .....I try to be an author that writes books and always leave out the parts that people would skip over.
Just thought it went perfect with all the comments received :-)

Ladytink_534 said...

It always seemed to take me twice as long to read a book when I used to skip ahead lol.

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