I often find myself trying new novels and fictions, but, sometimes, I find myself being influenced by reviews and by what other users/persons think and write and abandon that someting. Sometimes, that is detrimental to my personal experience, sometimes that is of help. I remember how in high school I've used to make my own opinion about a book and only after that to read what critics wrote about it or pay attention to what the classmates or the teacher/s had to say on that subject but, nowdays, I often find that either I don't have the patience to form a personal opinion, either I don't have the time to find the good/bad points of that something. Generally, when I buy a physical book I skimm/browse it and read short paragraphs; when I try to read a online book I mainly read the synopsis and/or the chapters title, but I feel that I can do more, that I can think/analyze more of that work. So, I want to ask you: 1. What criterias do you use to ,,judge" a novel/fiction/fan fiction? 2. Can you recommend some online articles on this subject, something like this: http://ziveuniverzity.sk/wp-content...r-How-to-Read-Literature-Like-a-Professor.pdf ?