How many times have you read a book you'd say is unputdownable? My laptop spellchecker doesn't like that word, but you know as well as I do it's a word! There's even a book festival named 'Unputdownable'. Case closed.
We've all got a claim on a book so good we spend all morning engrossed in it. I've missed offers of tea reading 'Room' in one sitting, for example.
This can be quite detrimental to one's life, so I am here to help. Here's how to put down that utterly unputdownable book.
1. Read until you fall asleep on it. Your wrist will go limp and you'll put the novel down.
2. Get a dog (responsibly). Your hound will need enough attention to enable you to keep your nose out of that book.
3. Start reading something not worth finishing. You'll lose interest fast. Huffington Post has some suggestions for awful books.
4. Set a timer to limit your time spent reading. And don't ignore that alarm!
5. Decide you're going to become a quitter. You can make up your own version to how the story ends.
6. Put Post-It notes through the pages to limit you to a certain number of pages per read. A great tip for those who forget to (or can't...!) count.
Want to test out my methods? Real Simple has recommended 17 books you won't be able to put down. Go on, prove them wrong!
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