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How should you judge a book?

7By reading other books by the same author.
6By its cover.
4By reading the first page.
4By reading some random paragraph in the middle.
4By online ratings.
3By reading the marketing stuff on the back and inside flaps.
3By reading book reviews.
2By awards it has won.
1By reading the last page.

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28-Mar-17 8:53amFordGuy
Random paragraph. That way you can say that you tried. Beer
28-Mar-17 12:19pmEnheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
I think all of these are valid methods, though some are going to yield more useful information than others. Reading the whole thing is the best way, though.
28-Mar-17 6:51pmJessicaWoman99
Its cover
29-Mar-17 7:08amCarlHalling
The first page is a big one for me, if I enjoy that, I might keep reading. I think you've got to grab a reader with the first few paragraphs.
29-Mar-17 7:56amFordGuy
Wait... I want to change my answer... I judge a book by it's SIZE!
31-Mar-17 6:29amLysannus
I usually read the first few pages then jump to the middle and read some here to see if the writing format is similar to the beginning.
I have found some where the author puts all their best effort into the beginning and the end and just fill the middle with fluff.
(reply to FordGuy)
31-Mar-17 6:30am
I thought that was only for beer steins?
(reply to Lysannus)
31-Mar-17 6:44am
Isn't that what we're talking about?
2-Apr-17 12:37pmthey Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
By reading the entire thing?
2-Apr-17 2:29pmGomezy3k
By its cover of course... ROFLMAO Actually I judge a book by reading it.
16-Apr-17 8:11amBiggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
By reading the whole thing.

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