Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
This weekend I’ve been reading 1Q84, as well as playing a new computer game, both with such absorption that actually writing about what I’m reading has fallen by the way side. My first impression of 1Q84 is that it’s slow to start, but I’m certain once it get’s going it’s going to pull me along for a pretty wild ride. It reminds me of both Ray Bradbury and Stephen King in style. Bradbury because strange details are related in the same way as ordinary ones and because there are certain paragraphs I just want to say out loud, they’re so perfect. And it reminds me of King because the incredible amount of detail given strikes me as a device to build up suspense before something crazy happens. The fact that I love both those authors only makes me more certain that once things get going, I’m really going to like this book.
What are you reading this week? Do you try to avoid wasting time by quitting slow starting books or do you power through in hopes things will get better?
6 responses to “Monday Musings”
So I listened to the audio version of 1Q84 last year. I’m really curious to know what you think once you finish. I did like good chunks of it, but felt like 30% of it could have been cut out. I’ll be watching for your updates on it!
I’m about half way through and I have no idea what I think of it yet! I suspect I’ll agree with you that bits of it could have been taken out without losing much though. I’ll be sure to check out your review and let you know what I think about it once I’m done 🙂
Right now I’m reading Splintered by A.G. Howard. Its basically a new twist on Alice in Wonderland. Its different. Things are a little slow so I’m waiting for it to pick up steam. Sometimes you get a book that catches your attention from the beginning and then there are those that take a while to get into. Thanks again for a great Monday Musings.
I hope it turns out that this one get’s better as you go 🙂 1Q84 has definitely sucked me in enough I can’t stop reading at this point, but it’s very strange and I still have no idea how I’ll feel about it when I’m done!
Generally I power through and hope it picks up but I do put books aside if they are really slow with no improvement. Here’s what I’m reading: http://daystarz.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/musing-mondays-mar-4/
That’s basically my strategy too 🙂