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?