by Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks
I’m happy to report that I am NOT a skimmer. There’s reasons why authors include the things that they do; mostly because they’re relevant to the story! Sure, detailed descriptions and information dumps aren’t always riveting reads but they’re usually important so why bother saving yourself 5 minutes only to end up lost later on? Or worse, to not be able to fully enjoy the experience because you were lazy. I’m good at estimating how long it’s going to take me to read a book based on the number of pages. The time I save by skimming isn’t going to make a big difference in the overall scheme of things in my opinion so you might as well just suck it up and read the whole thing!
On occasion I do catch myself skimming but I only succumb to this bad habit when I’m not diggin’ a book but I have committed to reviewing it. True, I may be cheating the requester out of my “real” review but in my eyes it’s better to follow through on a promise than not at all. If I end up feeling a little lost because of skimming I don’t really care because I was already struggling to make it to the ending. I don’t think that the parts I missed are going to save the book at this point.
What about you?
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About the Blogger
I review Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance books with a focus all things werewolf. Based out of Ottawa, Canada