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How to Know if You'll Like a Book

Taking the Hook Out of Your Mouth

There are a lot of ways to enjoy a book. There are a lot of ways to kill the enjoyment in a book. But we are trying to avoid that whole topic and leave things with the simple question: Are you enjoying the book as you read it?

Also, there is a skill to writing problem/suspense/resolution. If your author is not doing that well chapter by chapter, the ending will not suddenly be better. You might enjoy suspense, but that doesn't mean the author is writing that well.

The solution is simple. If you are not enjoying the book, do not try to set down the book. Instead, read ahead to find out the resolution. You have hands! Take out the hook!

What if the start is boring?

What if I just want to stop because I need to do something else (like work or sleep)?