Right now I’m in the middle (almost the exact middle) of Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman. This will be the 3rd book of short stories I’ve read by this author, and so far it’s not living up to my expectations. I’m actually really sad about this–I’m a huge Neil Gaiman fan, and I loved the majority of the stories in both Fragile Things and Smoke and Mirrors, but for some reason I’m just not connecting with any of the stories in this collection yet. I still loved his thoughtful introduction and context for each of the stories that he tells, but the stories themselves so far are underwhelming. I really want to finish this before the end of the #Weirdathon, though, so I’m going to power through and hope that the stories get better. I know there’s an American Gods novella at the end, so I’ll have that to look forward to.
This week I also DNF’d the audiobook version of The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. This had nothing to do with the awesomeness of the story, and everything to do with the fact that I am unable to listen well enough to certain audiobooks to feel like I’m really getting everything out of them. I don’t like that I can’t reread sentences on audiobooks without jumping back aways (I listen to audiobooks on CDs) and I have trouble paying close attention to deeper meanings than I do when I read normally. I really want to read this in a physical book, though–I love the story concept so far.
What is everyone reading this week?
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Oh, hope you enjoy the physical version! I’m reading Revenge of the Witch of The Last Apprentice Chronicles 🙂
Too bad it isn’t of interest.
I only read one-half of a book written by him. I guess not a genre I enjoy, but I had to try one of his books since he is a popular author and my son likes him.
I don’t enjoy short stories so I am sure I wouldn’t like this book either.
I hope it picks up for you soon.
Oh wow on the John Connelly book. I usually enjoy his books.
Thanks for your thoughts and post.
ENJOY this weekend.
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