I like to quantify things, so here come
Total number of books read: 5
Total number of pages read: 1278
Average number of pages read per day:
Average page count in books: 360
Highest page count in a day: 425
Lowest page count in a day: 63
I had a pretty good week reading wise. I
didn’t really have a page goal, but I think my result was pretty good anyway.
On the other hand I only finished the graphic novels, and one of the books I
planned on reading, because I hadn’t finished the books I was reading up to the
read-a-thon. So that kind of sucked. I did get halfway through one of the other
books though, so I’ll be done soon. Which is good, because it’s not blowing me
away currently. It’s fine. Stop whining.
Speaking of not blowing me away, The
Alchemyst. I feel like I’ve said this 500 times now but the writing really put
me off. I loved the story, I like mythology, and I like the Flamel legend, also
there’s a Harry Potter-ness to the book, which I love. It’s fast-paced and
there is action all the time, which is great. The writing is just not good
enough. I love books where the perspective shifts. I think it’s interesting to
get different views, but if you’re doing that you need to give your characters
distinct voices, so you can tell them apart. You also need to commit, so when
you start with one perspective you stick with it until you make some sort of
actual break in the text. Scott doesn’t do that, sometimes the perspective
changes from one sentence to the next. It’s frustrating, and it is confusing,
and oh God it’s annoying. I might read on, because it’s exciting, but I’ll use
my sister, and have her lend me the books so I don’t need to buy them.
I did have some favorites though, the
Saga graphic novels were amazing. The story is really great, the art is
amazing. It’s incredibly weird, and there is so much oddness everywhere. Alana
and Marko have some interesting character growth, I love Gwendolyn, who is
Marko’s ex, which is just great. Also I read them on my iPad, which worked
surprisingly well, the publisher of Saga has an app where you can buy the
comics, and I used that, worked well. Whoo.
I also really liked We, which was really
cool, and really weird. Weird is the buzzword of today.
I read some good books, I had fun. I
finished books, I read great comics, and I sort of combined it with going to
the movies twice, working out three times, and going to work, like a normal
person, so I’m pretty pleased with myself.