Saturday, August 16, 2008

Question for all bibliophiles

Are some of you guilty of reading certain chapters of a book or reading it out of sequence?

8 comments:

nanc said...

guilty.

when i was into the macabre (i.e. stephen king, et al), i admit to reading the last chapter about 8-10 chapters into one of his books...then, i HAD to go back and read everything in between!

the bible, of course, may be read from the inside out, back to front, front to back, o.t. to n.t. to o.t. to n.t....

yes, i'm guilty, but still read the entire book before making an assumption publicly or otherwise.

The Pagan Temple said...

I think everybody does that with non-fiction books. I know that I do, but it's been years since I've actually read a book. I don't have the patience for it any more.

Have you ever read Brothers Karamazov? That is supposed to be the greatest novel ever written. It is so good I never got past the first five chapters. I kept wanting to go back and reread them over and over again, until I got wore out on it.

beakerkin said...

Nanc

Religious texts don't count. I think everyone would be guilty there.

Pagan

I do not read non fiction anymore and missed that one. I try to max out my reading time but alas.....

Pinky said...

Yep. I read mostly non-fiction and either dog-ear my favorite sections or highlight entire paragraphs. Nerdy, I know.
With fiction I'll just go back and re-read a chapter that was especially good.

beakerkin said...

I think all of us have done that. I am laughing because I just read History on Trial by Lipstadt. The book is interesting, but somehow the part about the odd nut Professor McDonald stands out. He is a creepy
nut who is apparently some sort of equal opportunity bigot.

The Merry Widow said...

Guilty...especially suspense...and, of course the Bible.
I've read it through, like a book, but I skip around in a decidely individual manner! LOL!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Jungle Mom said...

I do it more often than not. Especially anything dealing with a history as I will jump to a time frame I am interested in.

Always On Watch said...

Guilty.

The method has ruined many a mystery novel for me.