Reading Tai-Bo

This week I want you to look up a simple piece of info about the book or books that you are currently reading. The length. Make a habit of always flipping to the back of a book to see how many pages it has. I always do this when I first start a book and after a few years I’m beginning to have a sense of the length requirements of various genres. Simple but informative. Something that I have noted is that publishers want YA novels to be shorter, but the blockbuster YA hits tend to be rather large. Anyway, it is one small step that can help you read with more awareness. Enjoy.

Kristen

I promise you a crazed animal, a concussion, and a kiss in every single book...you're welcome!

4 thoughts on “Reading Tai-Bo

  • March 5, 2009 at 7:08 am
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    Hmmmm, I guess I could look at how many tapes/discs are in the book. I don’t see how you do it, add actual reading to the list of things you do. I have to listen to my books or I don’t get any reading done. Maybe my eyes are getting slow with age. I wonder if slow-eyes is a symptom of something?

    Much love to you.

  • March 5, 2009 at 7:17 am
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    I don’t sew, I don’t garden, I hardly ever scrapbook, I don’t paint, I don’t draw, I don’t play a musical instrument, I don’t have houseplants, I don’t decorate, and I don’t quilt. A neighbor was sweet enough to offer to teach me to quilt after she gave me a ride home on Tuesday (our car died on the hill) but I said “no thank you” because honestly I would much rather read!

    Also, I want to write. And the writing books are unanimous on this point: “If you don’t have time to read, you have no business trying to write.” So all of my free time is in one basket as it were. Writing and Reading. With the writing, the reading is a pleasurable necessity.

  • March 5, 2009 at 7:47 am
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    You have to have your prioritys!

  • March 5, 2009 at 3:28 pm
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    So that’s my problem… trying to do too many things like reading, photography, blogging, sewing, cross-stitch, and scrapbooking! 😉

    I just finished the new book by Lisa Samson – The Passion of Mary-Margaret. I thought it was fantastic! 310 pages made it seem a bit slow, but I don’t think she could have made it any shorter.

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