Hey, thanks for that link. Great resource.
LOL well then, YAY for technology. Really though, I agree. I just got a Kindle (yeah I know, I'm always in the technological slow lane) and have changed a lot of my ideas of how to select books thanks to the free and very low priced book availability.
I'm in the same boat as you, Ambyr. It takes a lot for me to say the heck with it, but there are some things that you just can't put up with. I've rarely given up on one, but I'm pretty selective to start with. So that may be why. However, I have to say I have one now that I can't seem to get into and I can't even say why for sure. It's not badly written. The genre is good for me. The description and sample were interesting. I just can't seem to connect with it. I do have to say this is a first for me.
I'm curious, as I've seen a few people commenting on just giving up on a particular book here and there on the site. Many of these books are very popular books, so it really isn't a question of quality necessarily. Personally there are very few books I've ever given up on and I'm curious, how long do you give a book before you decide you just don't want to finish it? Is it that first page that has to hook you as they say, or if you do get hooked, will you give a story a chance if the middle kind of sags?