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How long (how many pages or chapters) will you stick with a book that just isn't grabbing your interest?
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answered:    December 09, 2010
It depends on my reasons for reading the book. If it is just for fun then I will stick it out for at least 30 pages, more if there are pictures. If Iam reading it for review then I read the entire book.
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answered:    December 09, 2010
For me, it isn't pages so much as it is percentage. I've always figured that if I make it about one-quarter of the way into the book and it isn't grabbing me, then the thing just isn't for me.
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answered:    December 09, 2010
Oooh great question! Hmmm....I'd say probably somewhere around 40-50. I'm an optimist but, if the story hasn't gotten going by that point, it's not going to anytime soon.
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answered:    February 16, 2011
For fiction, as few as a dozen. I am a painfully, frustratingly slow reader (a 200 page book that might take 4ish hours can take me two to three times that, so I am acutely aware of the time invested in everything I read). Plot is not the primary reason for me to read fiction; I'm more of a character person. So I'm far more Crime and Punishment than War in Peace.  But it is the language the writer chooses that determines if I will finish it.  If it is clunky or erratic or just seems unnatural to the writer, a dozen pages is plenty.

I'm more forgiving if I'm reading for information, but if the book is a chore, then I won't go past a third.
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answered:    February 02, 2011
It depends on how boring I find it. I usually go for 50 pages before I decide to deep six it.
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answered:    December 09, 2010
3 chapters or so....
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