When I start reading a book while I'm working at the library it has three pages to completely hook me. If it hasn't woven me in by three pages I put it down. I have work to do! There are items to shelve, patrons to help, machines to poke, cats to feed, and more books to try three pages of!
When I start reading a book while I'm at home it has 300 pages to hook me. If it hasn't hooked me after 300 pages I put it down, usually because it's over.
Cats to feed?ReplyDelete
I follow a rule of thumb I heard somewhere: Subtract your age from 100; the result is the number of pages I allow myself before I put a book aside.
And by the way, who retired? I have a couple of guesses...
So if we live long enough we can just glance at a book and if we don't like the look of it we can toss it aside. There's an argument for clean living.ReplyDelete
As to the second part, you have been briefed.