|The Short Drop by Matthew Fitzsimmons|
But I have to confess. The book was a little shy of about 400 pages if I remember correctly. I can't check and tell you for sure, because I already had to return it to the library. A library due date is a blessing and a curse!
Because library books have due dates, that helps me actually make them a priority to read. On the other hand, when I buy a book- whether it's a hard copy or the Kindle version, there is no due date. It's mine forever, and I can read it anytime I want. So, that explains the library books having priority. And for them, that's a good thing.
Sometimes, I can extend the library book's due date. But once another patron requests it, I'm not allowed to renew. I have to return it so the next person in line can read it. Dammit.
That's what happened with The Short Drop. Which made the title seem personally significant to me. I had to drop everything else so I could read it in a short amount of time. And because of that, I started reading it as fast as possible. My version of speed reading is this: Skim, and focus the more careful reading on the dialogue parts of the book. I got a little lazy on this one and read it maybe a little too fast. I likely skipped over some things I should have paid closer attention to. But hey, it still worked. I got the jest of it. But don't ask me to give you an in depth book review.
So that's the confession. I sometimes skim and hurry through books. Typically, this happens when I'm rushed, with a due date, like I explained above. But also, sometimes, when a book just is long-- even if it's good!- I just get to a point where I'm so ready to move on to the next book waiting for me. Because there is always a next book waiting for me.
I wish I never rushed on my reading, and that I never felt like I had to. But.... it is what it is. A girl's gotta do what a girls gotta do. I blame due dates and my short attention span. Wait. That sounds like I'm pregnant...
|(I'm not pregnant. But this graphic was cute, so I wanted to include it.)|