Reading 3

Reading 3   Books that aggravated me, etc.     One of my daughters recommended Louise Penny to me. I bought her first book. A murder mystery. I started reading and became aggravated pretty quickly. The number of characters introduced in the first pages was a bit much. Some where I read that you should not introduce more than five characters in the first chapter. But, I got a pad of note paper and started

Reading 3

Reading 3   Books that aggravated me, etc.     One of my daughters recommended Louise Penny to me. I bought her first book. A murder mystery. I started reading and became aggravated pretty quickly. The number of characters introduced in the first pages was a bit much. Some where I read that you should not introduce more than five characters in the first chapter. But, I got a pad of note paper and started

Reading 2

Reading 2   Books that aggravated me, etc.   The Girl on the Train aggravated me. I bought it as an ebook. A couple of chapters into it, I began to feel like pre-grade-school me and the funny papers. The structure of the story, with the jagged timelines and characters’ developments, jumping from chapter to chapter befuddled me. I kept going back to figure out where I left a character and the timeline. I was