Have you ever started reading a book, found yourself halfway through it and realized you don’t like the book? That is the quandary I am in now. Do you finish the book? Push through it? Or do you say, forget it, there are too many other books I want to read to waste my time on this one?
I love book series. I love stories which build a history for the characters but I have one complaint. Every author inevitably repeats much of the history at the beginning of the story. This means for those of us who have read the previous books a long repetition of information. Why can’t authors place in the front of the books a headline which is titled: Character Backgrounds, then write a brief or detailed history of the major characters. It would save those of us who read all the books from tedious repetition and for people who start with a book mid-series they will still have the necessary background information to fully enjoy the story.
Am I the only one who finds this repetition annoying? I understand why authors do it but I just think there has to be a way to spare those of us who read a lot.
I have had a book blog for a while under a different name. I learned you can not change the name of your blog. If you want a new name, you begin a new blog. So here we are today. I chose Life with a Book because I can’t imagine life without a book. My earliest memories are spending time in the library and reading. Whether it was The Box Car Children, Miss Piggle Wiggle or Nancy Drew I have always loved to read.
Now I will confess I have read few of what are to be considered the classics. And I have promised myself someday I will get around to it, but for now I read for pleasure or to learn something new. The most exciting thing about books, is that you can read for pleasure and learn something new at the same time!
So I am beginning a journey to share with you the books I read, what I have learned from them and how I have incorporated them into my life. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I do.