Required Reading

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Too Many Good Books, Not enough Time

If you have wondered why I seldom seem to rate a book poorly there is a good reason. I pretty much abandon books if they haven’t grabbed my interest by the first 50 pages. I use to go to 100 and I realized I had made my mind up long before that hundredth page. I have pile waiting abundance. There are so many books in my to be read pile that I just hate to waste time on something that isn’t really interesting. As is I try not to just spend my day reading, as much as I thought that was what retirement was all about, I realized that I needed to do more. I am a cheerful and available babysitter for my grandchildren. I do some web work but I don’t really pursue it. Creating one web site at a time is more than enough. I guess I have become a writer. I have actually gotten paid for a few things I have written and that was very satisfying. My most satisfying moment came when a 7 year old came up to me and told me she had read my book (I Like to Whine) and she really enjoyed it. So Rachel’s comment has spurred me to redo the book and get it out to a more mainstream type of publisher. Digression is another area I excel in, obviously grammar is not.

So if you have wondered why you seldom see me panning a book, it is because I try hard not to read bad books, there are just too many good ones waiting to be recommended.

1 comment:

Book Calendar said...

I generally agree with the fifty page rule. Usually it is within the first ten that makes me want to put the book down.

I still follow Sturgeon's Law
"Sure, 90% of science fiction is crud. That's because 90% of everything is crud."

Despite there being so many bad books, there are so many books that even with only a few of them being good, I would never be able to read even a portion of them in my lifetime.