I am 5 books away from my reading goal of 30 for the year. I honestly don’t know if I will be able to achieve that. I set a much lower goal this year because I somehow predicted that I would suffer a 5-month-long (and counting) reading slump and also because I knew life post-grad would be a lot different. Albeit, I do have a lot more time on my hands when I’m not at work so what’s my excuse there? Ah, yes. Reading slump.
Right now I’m working on a couple of books so I have an indication on what I may finish off the year with.
I’m almost halfway through Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. I don’t think I’m taking this book too seriously. The violent and gory scenes playing out in my head are rather cartoon-ish. It’s supposed to be this fantastical science fiction book written by this bestselling author who specializes in said science fic and fantasy, but I don’t know. I heard it’s supposed to pick up some more in the later half so I’ll let you know my thoughts when I’m done.
I’m also on page 20 of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I know, I know… how have I not read this yet? Or watched the film? It’s fairly short so I think I’ll breeze right through it. The thing with young adult novels is that it seems like it was so long ago that I was a teen. I JUST CAN’T RELATE to anyone from this audience anymore. And that’s the one thing people say the most about The Perks: they deeply identify with Charlie, the protagonist. And I’m scared I won’t have more-or-less the same experience and that I’ll end up bashing a favorite of so many people. Which in turn is conflicting of a book reviewer because you are supposed to lend your opinions. I don’t know; just wait and see at the end of December…