Do you prefer books with long or short chapters ?

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Re: Do you prefer books with long or short chapters ?

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gali wrote:I don't care either way as long as the book is good.
Pretty much this right here :D

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quadbrokie45 wrote:It may sound crazy but, I feel like I am reading faster, and the book doesn't seem as long!
That is the same thing that i feel.
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I prefer short chapters but have read all sorts of books. I hate stopping in the middle of a chapter, it bothers me, so I prefer short chapters that I can squeeze in even if I only have a few minutes in a waiting room. It seems like I read more when the chapters are shorter :)

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In general I prefer shorter chapters but if the book is really good I might not notice that much if a chapter goes on and on.

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I would prefer a book with shorter chapters

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Shor chapters, definitely! Mostly because I find it hard to concentrate on one thing for long periods of time, so when a book has short chapters I can read one or two and put the book down for awhile while still feeling like I've accomplished something. Long chapters frustrate me; they take too long to read, I get antsy, I take forever to finish just one.
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Oh, I don't know how to explain it. The shorter the chapters the more productive I feel, but I also feel like they lack any real depth, you know? That's why I kind of prefer the longer ones.

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Shorter chapter are easier to stop and come back to

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I generally like books with long chapters but if the story is really good,whether it be long chapters or short,I don't mind.

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It makes absolutely no difference to me personally. I typically don't pay a lot of attention to chapters unless the author uses them to alternate characters or locations etc.
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Post by courtneymilford »

I don't notice but my editor is constantly telling me a chapter has to have a beginning, middle, and end, almost like each one is a little story. But cliffhangers are OK. I really don't get it, but I'm not very formulaic in writing or anything else I do.

I think would prefer short to long, though.

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To be honest, when I am reading I never take note of how long a chapter is. I suppose I am too wrapped up in what the author is saying to be concerned with how much time the author is taking to say it per chapter.
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Shorter chapter definitely keep my attention longer than long chapters. They also give me a sense of accomplishment when I can see my progress in bigger numbers

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For some reason, I like them shorter. I think it's because I feel really accomplished when I finish one chapter that it makes me want to read even more but when it takes a longer time to finish a chapter, I get a little discouraged and put myself down for being a slow reader.

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I prefer booka with short chapters so I dont get discureged but some times I prefer long chapters, it easyer to read more books like that. Read one chapter of the long chaptered then read 15 in the small chaptered.

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