Sarah's Scribbles by Sarah Andersen for September 13, 2017

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    The literature pit has more room for boring stuff.

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    SallyLin   almost 5 years ago

    This used to be me, then I got old and cranky. It’s great! I no longer feel compelled to finish crappy books.

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    CeeJay  almost 5 years ago

    SALLYLIN is right! Not only do I not finish crappy books, I only read what I like.Say farewell to the critics “Must Read These Books” lists and hello Manga and all the Faith Baldwin novels the library stores in the basement. No obligations here!

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    Dewsolo  almost 5 years ago

    I’m with SallyLin and CeeJay on this. It took me decades to be able to step away from a book I didn’t like. But now that I am older and wiser (and crankier), if a book doesn’t catch and hold my interest, I don’t bother with it. Unless it is a book for my bookclub and then I feel a bit of an obligation to finish it, after all the other ladies finished the SciFi book I made them read.

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    The Old Wolf  almost 5 years ago

    Also in the “Life is too short to read boring garbage” club, although I will sometimes skip to the last chapter just to see if there was any conclusion.

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    jimboklein  almost 5 years ago

    I wish I could say that. I just (finally) finished Pride and Prejudice. I suffered through that thing for almost a year.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    So you actually break out in hives when you read a bad book?!

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    Ironhold  almost 5 years ago

    What I make it a point to do is use two bookmarks. I designate a spot in the book (say, every 50 pages) and plant one bookmark. The other is to mark where I actually am in the book. Once I hit that set mark, I’ll stop and read a few pages of something else for a while in order to keep any one thing from getting stale.

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    BiBi:v  almost 4 years ago

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo true.

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    Josequeen   about 1 year ago

    When a book is boring: MURDER IT SEVENTEEN TIMES AND THROW IT INTO A FIRE

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    Silica Gel  3 months ago

    And then there’s me, the guy who couldn’t even finish even a quarter of a non-graphic novel/book no matter how short it is.

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