I saw this question asked via Facebook this week:
Do you check the number of pages before choosing a book?
Before the Kindle I did not check – all you had to do was look at the book and let the thickness be your deciding factor, if it so mattered. I don’t really mind if the story is short or long – to each their own.
However, I have learned since the Kindle entered my life to check the number of pages. The reason for this is, I have stumbled upon the makings of a really great story and then all the sudden it’s done. Almost as if it’s been beheaded! I find myself looking for the rest of the story! Quickly searching Amazon and the Author’s website for more details or possibly the next book only to come up empty handed.
I don’t know why this happens but I know I dislike reading a book that leaves me hungry with no second course or desert. There are times I am looking for a quick book to read, like Katie’s Homespun series but I want the whole story. If you have to break it down in parts, okay, go for it. Just don’t leave me looking for more and coming up empty. That is in my opinion not worth my time.
Therefore, I do check the number of pages. If it is not above 50 – I will skip it, UNLESS it has been recommended highly. How bout you? Do you check the number of pages?
Earlier this week or maybe last week I read all 7 of the Homespun books by Katie Crabapple. It didn’t take long. The books are rather short. 64 to 98 pages in length, so pretty quick reads, but very enjoyable stories.
Thank you for such lovely stories. Rumor is that you are currently taking some time off from writing. I believe the last book you released was in 2015. I’m not sure the reason for the time away, but I want you to know that you and your sweet stories are missed. I hope you are well and that someday we’ll get to read more from you. God Bless.