This book was okay. The writing was good, which always makes the reading easier when the storyline isn't always the best. The writer states this was self published in there may have been typos, thankfully there were any I didn't notice. The characters were incomplete , but could have been really good if flushed out. Everything did wrap up an awfully nice bow at the end though. Everyone got their man to move towards happily ever after. That classifies this is a romance to me, it was a bit disappointing. Also the author focus a lot of time and energy on the first month, then the remaining six months flew by with barely anything. I don't think she did a bad thing and spending more time on this months me slowed the storyline to crawl, but felt unbalanced to me.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by LewisCarroll (read 4/1/15 to 3/12/15)
This book made me do something I haven't done in ages, write notes in margins and highlight passages. I recognize most events and Alice in Wonderland and a few from Through the Looking Glass. Looking Glass was really hard to get through, story line was more nonsensical then Wonderland. It just didn't hold my attention. I'm sure I will read this to my kids though. Great coming-of-age story for the growth of Alice from a child to an adult completely eluded me though. It was a fun light read, that seemed whimsical and silly, exactly something my 6 year old would love. The idea that this talks about growing up and a child's perception of the world through aging eyes is just as nonsensical to me as the story itself. I liked it, I just couldn't see the underlying message. I think that if I read it again to my kids for just the story and not for a hidden meaning, I will enjoy it more