Yes I know I just blogged but a serious issue came to mind that needs to be discussed...... Prologue's.... Hubby and I had this discussion last night while we were cuddled in bed w our books (yes we are already an old married couple that read in bed). So anyways I open my book and start dying laughing for no reason (I was exhausted so being silly just happens). When Tyler asked why I was laughing so hard I turned and asked him if I have to read the prologue? "well I mean that's up to you I guess?"
Ok so here is my thought, if the author really wanted you to read it why not just make it chapter one?? They went to the trouble to write it and half the readers aren't going to read it. No that's not a factual statistic, I'm just guessing here.
"this is a serious question Tyler! It's 7 whole pages which is like 10 minuets of my time and I need to know if I should waste my time or not? If I skip it will I be totally confused throughout the whole book or will I read it and then halfway through the book realize it was a waste of time!? This is serious stuff!!!"
Poor hubby didn't know what to say and sat there in silence, I think waiting for me to just shut up so he could get back to his book.
Well this ended by me throwing the book on the floor yelling "I give up!!" and passing out a few minuets later.
I guess the point of this is to ask.... Prologue, read it or skip it?
Now I'm going to attempt to start this book for real even though the inner debate over the first 7 pages still rages on. Damnit
Oh and in case you're wondering I'm reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo