Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday Update - March 13th

It's Sunday, and can we talk about Daylight Savings?! I'm not sure I can truly explain the level of anger that comes with waking up at 3am after springing forward. I realize this is a first world problem, but explain that to my headache and exhausted body! It was a rough morning.

Suffice it to say, I'm behind on my reading. Again. I'm hoping to catch up this week, especially on my off days, and hopefully finish a couple more books. It's going to be hard to keep to the new posting schedule if I don't have any completed books to post about! But, luckily, I have enough for a while, and I have plenty on my shelf just waiting to be opened. So don't give up on me just yet.

Weekly Discussion Question

I feel like my A Clockwork Orange post taught you a lot about me as a reader this week. But just in case it wasn't enough, I have my weekly discussion question. I really like last week's question, because it allows me to talk more about me as a reader, rather than about the books themselves.

Last week's question was: What's your favorite part of the reading process?

It's no secret that I love reading, but I'm also the prime example of "it takes me a while to get into a book". I know, everyone says that, and it's probably because it's true. Unless it's part of a series, or an incredibly easy read, I always have a tough time getting enveloped into the world and interested in the characters. It's part of why I find good short stories so compelling, because it's hard enough when it takes 20 pages, it's way more impressive with only 3 paragraphs.

My favorite part of the reading process is about 120 pages into the book. I like the part of the process where I'm completely integrated into the world of the characters. At about 120 pages in I want to know more. I need to find out what happens to the characters. I'm in. I'm invested. And then, about 50 pages from the end of the book, I start getting to the "is it over yet?!" stage. Even when I really enjoy a novel, I get to a point where I'm ready for it to be over.

So I like the middle of the process. I like the part where it's just me, the book, and nothing but time.

This Week's Discussion Question
How do you feel about autobiographical writing?
(Either autobiographies or memoirs)
(Please leave your answers in the comments to start the discussion!)

Happy reading, everyone! And here's a look at what's on tap for Project 84 this week.

Posts to Expect This Week
Thursday will be a #ThrowbackThursday post. Plus....

Tuesday Review - March 15th

Saturday Review - March 19th


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