Skipping ~ BTT 1/19

I saw this article the other day that asked, “Are you ashamed of skipping parts of books?” Which, naturally, made me want to ask all of YOU.

Do you skip ahead in a book? Do you feel badly about it when you do?

My answer?

On occasion I have been known to skip ahead but it’s usually only in a book that I find parts to be annoying or s-l-o-w . . .

I never feel guilty for skipping ahead as otherwise I would be tempted to just quit the book (something I almost never do) and in a few cases I would have missed out on a story that – save the annoying/slow part – I truly enjoyed.

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!


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  1. Yes, I think there might be a reason to skim (or skip) if a book has boring parts, but the overall story is good.

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    1. Thanks for the visit! Tag back, lol.
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    • Mirka on January 19th, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Good answer. You should never feel guilty about a book. Doesn’t matter if you read all of it or not. As long as you enjoyed the part you read. 🙂

    1. So very true!
      Thanks for the visit back 😀

  2. Good answer, however, I would be afraid that I might miss a key element in the story in those “skipped pages”. Thanks for stopping by.

    1. I should clarify… I skim not flat out skip in the cases where it’s too slow or annoying. That make more sense? 😀

      Thanks for the visit-back

  3. I wouldn’t feel guilty about skipping over the boring parts.

    1. Guilt? No
      Annoyed if I had missed something that was actually needed? Yes

      lol Thanks for the visit!

    • Yvonne on January 19th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I don’t like to skip, but I can see skipping boring parts. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    1. Glad to have you stop by!

    • Mermer on January 19th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Totally agreed with you. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. 😀
      (waves) Thanks!

  4. I do skip books that have boring sections (David Weber comes to mind) but I am much more likely to not finish the book at all. Last year I gave up on at least seven books by four popular authors that I will not name. Some authors have gotten worse over time, some have wandered into areas that they are not very good at describing, and some have just written poor books.

    1. Sadly I have to agree… some I loved are now on my, Eh If I have to read, list. So sad.

      thanks for the visit! 😀

    • Jerika on January 20th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    On occasion I have been known to skip ahead but it’s usually only in a book that I find parts to be annoying or s-l-o-w . . .

    I agree with that statement.

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    1. Thanks for the visit back!
      Slow parts should never allow a good story to die! (We’d never enjoy the classics otherwise, lol)

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