Yes, I am adding my 2 cents worth from the beach. I am a maniac, I know. I think I also need to qualify the rules of our 100 books project, which will no doubt stretch itself past 100 books. I propose that we also include the caveat that if we hate, loathe, despise the book and/or begin to have suicidal thoughts upon reading the first 80 pages that we are allowed to stop and go on to the next book. I had an English professor who always said to give it 80 pages. I have no idea why, but I suppose if you can't find an interesting plot or redeeming quality within the first 80 pages, then it might be hopeless. I should have followed this advice with Vanity Fair, but alas, it was a school assignment. To this day I regret that I lost about 15 hours of my life that I can never regain.