Saturday, October 17, 2009

Blogger Book Club: Saturday Check in!

So I suck at reading actual books currently. When I try to read I pretty much fall asleep soon after. I have high hopes of doing some reading today after shopping with my mom. I really do like the book so far and like the jumping back and forth of perspectives. I found this discussion question about the book from litlovers.com and thought it would be a good one to ask…

Glass has chosen to tell this story through alternating perspectives and, from both sides, in first person. How does this affect your reading? How do you relate to both sisters and see them differently than perhaps they are able to see each other? Take a look at the different subtitles-from “Swim to the Middle” to “The Last Word.” What do they add, if anything, to your reading of the larger story?

I think it makes you be more aware of what you are reading and to stay more focused on your reading. No lazy reading allowed. I like that Clem seems to be more of a live and let live type of girl and Louisa seems so unsure of what and who she is. But unfortunately, I haven’t gotten far enough to add much more of perspective yet..

What do you think?

2 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I have been struggling to read lately too. My days are longer/busier so when I get on the bus in the morning/evening, I just don't have the focus to read like i used to. I hope this changes soon because I typically got most of my reading done on the bus!

I like the change in perspective. It's nice to get the first person perspective from both people. I relate to both sisters, but probably more so to Louisa in general. And maybe primarily because of Clem's approach to relationships.

The only thing I don't like about the jumping around is that they will mention something that is going on at the end of a section and then years have gone by in the next section so I don't know what happened or how situations were resolved (don't want to say too much as I don't want to spoil anything for readers that are just starting or aren't as far along).

pinkflipflops said...

I can relate with that unfinished business stuff Lisa. I was wondering that the very first time they switched to a few years ahead! I was like wtf? I should put down the computer and pick up the book..:)