The Five Finger Tips Of Choosing A Book To Read

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  1. Joe Riley

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    If a book is using a bunch of big words, I'm going to pass on it. Maybe I'm just a simpleton.
     
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    Has to be plain English for me and don't go round the houses, get to the point - just finished a book
    in triple quick time 'cos he used twenty words when ten would have been enough - so I sure did scroll
    through them pages :rolleyes:
     
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    I am not intimidated by words and even when I come across one that I haven't encountered before, I can usually figure out its meaning by the context. But I won't bother with it if it's not otherwise interesting. Authors who use complex words, when simple ones would do, are rarely compelling.
     
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    I enjoy the challenge of figuring words out by context also, but like others, I don't enjoy books that are poorly written or written by someone aiming to show his/her intelligence. My idea of an intelligent author is one who is plain spoken and writes for his/her audience. I have a sufficient vocabulary for most books I choose, and it's rare that I come across one with more than one or at most two words I don't already know. I have read enough textbooks in my life, and now prefer easy, interesting reads.
     
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    There are more than enough books to go around...I think everyone put their finger on it!;)
     
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