I Read Ahead
May 13, 2014 Leave a comment
I read ahead.
I’m not ashamed.
I get into a story. I get about 50-100 pages into it, and I have to know what I’m reading towards. I’m impatient. Don’t blame me. Blame the story for being good. Blame the parents who gave me my way all the time as a kid. I’m the youngest and I was spoiled rotten. Blame my awesome brain.
But really, I’m kind of weird. I like spoilers.
I like knowing the outcome. The fun part for me is how it gets there.
I’m not allowed to talk during Sherlock anymore.
The first time I watched Sherlock with my old roommate and my other friends, I started to talk, got yelled at, and she said “Oh yeah she does that…” because I have an uncanny ability to unwind procedural story lines and name killers frighteningly early. We now fondly refer to this habit as Sherlocking and names are called whenever anyone does it. It causes oodles of laughs.
The whole point of this is to say that I am nearly half way through Magician King by Lev Grossman, and last night I read the last five pages because of course I did, and I am still bouncing over the fact that it was almost nonsensical in terms of predictability. I mean, I had inklings about things and such, but the end game was SO NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING.
Now I can’t wait to see how he gets there.
Go read Harry Potter for adults immediately. It’s tons of fun. And there’s sex. And magic. And Brooklyn.
Yeah do it.
This is really short.