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Booking Through Thursday: Plotting

Plotting April 8, 2010

Thanks to Deb who is hosting this.

Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness? Which would you rather read?

I think I need a good balance of both. Too much of plotting is great fun, but such books will not make it to my favourites list. I prefer Stream of Consciousness. Through the author’s consciousness, I found my own voice. My idea of a great book is one that I’m reading now – Oranges are not the only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson.

Jeanette writes about her own consciousness growing up amongst religious zealots. She uses fables and fairy tales to narrate what she feels about incidents that happened to her. The plot of a simple short story describes her streams of consciousness and made a lasting impression, which I think the technique is very unique.

Having said that I can’t hang on to a novel consisting of excessive streams of consciousness…. after awhile it gets too tiring. It turns into waffling, rambling. And then, I lost the plot.

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About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: Plotting

  1. My answer was Plot. Check it out [HERE]

    Posted by Lori @ Escape Between The Pages | April 8, 2010, 10:02 pm
  2. I like both

    Posted by Vicki | April 9, 2010, 2:16 am

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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Mockingjay
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City


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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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