There was a time in my life that I would force myself to slog through books no matter what. One day I came up with the rule of 50. If, by the time I reached page 50, I wasn't absolutely hooked, I gave myself permission to quit.
Some of you may know that I mentor a group of aspiring teen authors called The Literati. This month we are reading Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. I picked it up at the library yesterday and could not put it down. HALLELUJAH! Finally the curse of PHGD was broken! I read 96 pages in one sitting.
Do you give yourself permission to quit, or are you a slogger-througher like I used to be? What books have you not been able to put down?