Monday, July 18, 2011

Musing Mondays: July 18

This week’s musing asks…
What is the last book you struggled to read through to the end, even though you weren’t really enjoying it? What made you keep reading?

The last book I read that I struggled with would have to be Shiver by Maggie Steifvater. Originally I had heard of great reviews on the series and heard that Forever was coming out July 12th and wanted to read it in time for its release. By the reviews of other fellow bloggers on Amazon and Goodreads, Shiver was an amazing book.

I started to read Shiver and I immediately didn't like it. I was never a reader that liked to switch from pov ( point of view) in a story because for me personally, it made the story seem to  cause slight dizziness ,switching from person to person. I personally preferred you stick with one heroine in a story ,  see it from her point of view all the way through , and see it from her eyes. Another thing that also got to me at first was how short the chapters were. I know I know that is how some chapters from book are but it was weird for me at first. Another thing that really got to my was the sappy romance at the time. I dont know if I was being pessimistic, but  the sappy kissing really got to my head and *shudders* made me sick to my stomach.  I felt at first the story had no real substance to it and was just another one of those "teen romance" stories. 
I still trudged on. Everyone said it was amazing and I was waiting for the "greatness" to come. It didn't kick in till the middle of story though.  It took me a whole month to finish the book. That is when I realized all my  dislikes actually became "likes" in the aspect that everything tied in with the story. It was like a light-bulb went off in my head. All the so called "sappy romance" went away and the true story came alive for me . 

Now I can't stop raving about Shiver, Linger, and Forever. My current favorite mythical beings would have to be wolves right now. I guess why I found it difficult to read was because it was a new experience for me and I was not used to it. I am personally glad I finished the book or I would have never knew such a great series or such a great author. 
PhotobucketSome books you can read and some you can't. Its all up to you. Maybe you will find trash or you might just find a rare gem that you will carry in your innermost thoughts for the rest of your life.

Musing Mondays is a book meme hosted by MizB from

1 comment:

  1. Yep. The shifting perspectives are tricky things and can quickly put off a reader's enthusiasm. It happened to me too with Shiver, but I ended up liking it and stuck with the series :)

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