Booking Through Thursday

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?

When reading a book for the first time I very rarely skip a scene. However, I tend to skip over songs or poetry or a quotation if it’s over half a page long. Also, I have this weird habit of reading the dialog on the page first and then returning to read the descriptions.

Rereading is another beast. Sometimes I read just the favorite parts, but most of the time I skip only scenes which are too painful or boring for me.

No, I don’t feel bad. Why should I?