Have any of you read Storyfix.com?
Larry Brooks has come up with the concept that within the first 25% of the story, the reader should be hooked. We should know the hero, his back story and inner demons, what motivates and drives him? By now the reader should also know what the primary conflict of the story is.
So, in light of this information, I'm going to use the 25% mark in the book reviews instead of page 69. They are roughly near each other. But the 25% mark comes on different pages in different books.
I'll give this new method a try for a few months and see what happens.