But now I realize how much more I love Nancy Pearl. It's here rule of fifty, which adjusts to fit those of us who are aware of our limited time for reading. YOU DON'T HAVE TO FINISH EVERY BOOK YOU START.
"This rule of 50 worked exceedingly well until I entered my own 50s. As I wended my way toward 60, and beyond, I could no longer avoid the realization that, while the reading time remaining in my life was growing shorter, the world of books that I wanted to read was, if anything, growing larger. In a flash of, if I do say so myself, brilliance, I realized that my Rule of 50 was incomplete. It needed an addendum. And here it is: When you are 51 years of age or older, subtract your age from 100, and the resulting number (which, of course, gets smaller every year) is the number of pages you should read before you can guiltlessly give up on a book. As the saying goes, “Age has its privileges.”Read the whole article at THE GLOBE AND MAIL site.
And the ultimate privilege of age, of course, is that when you turn 100, you are authorized (by the Rule of 50) to judge a book by its cover."
Thanks for this, Kathy. The first Ann Holt action doll will be yours.