I have to say tha when I read books I do find it difficult at times to understand what's going on or what's happened unless I have seen a tv adaptation of it. What I mean is it just seems to go in through my eyes and back out my ears and after reading a chapter I could have no idea what's going on.
I tend to find that with some books whilst others I can really get into and read over and over again. Even though it's a children's bookm I have to say I have managed to read 'Harry Potter and the Philsophers Stone' 3 times. For some this isn't mch of an achievement but for me to even finish a book is a big win for me. I tend to get bored of reading the same thing no matter how much I am loving reading it so I usually have about 3 or 4 books on the go at one time.
At the moment I am nearly finished re-reading 'Wicked'. I decided to read it again after getting the second and third books from my Grandad over 2 years ago and I am sill reading it now! Doesn't help that the book got lost at some point but it does take me some time to get through books. Also, I am OZessed after all.
The other one I am reading is 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'. As with the first one, this is the third time I am reading this one. I first read them when I was in Class 9 at my Primary School, so I was about 9 or 10 years old, and now I'm 21 it's been awhile, that and it's a lot easier to read and understand now.
The new one that I am reading at the moment is 'The Mechanical Messiah and other Marvels of the Modern Age' by Robert Rankin. I'm about 9 chapters in and I really hope he is at the next London MCM because I want to walk staright up to him and tell him how much I love his writing and get the second one signed by him. He has a very creative way of writing that seems to uplift even the most grim of situations. It's such fun way of writing and it's very Steampunk orientated. Well I suppose it doesn't help that he is a 'Fellow of the Victorian Steampunk Society'. I found him in he corner of the Steampunk area at the MCM afterall. My sister does have a brilliant way to describe him. Robert Rankin is to randomas Steven King is to creeping you out.
It's also a nice easy read and paints vivid picture of the scene, that and he has a good way of darting back and forth from character to character. I find in some books that if the author flicks from character to character they either do it and I get confused who is doing what or you get to the point where you think 'can you go back to Fred's story now' then you go back and want to go back to him again because it drags on.
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