I’m broken. Seriously. Not literally, my body parts are all intact, my insides are all cool, but my braaaaain. My poor simple little schnook of a brain is broken.
And I know who the culprit is.
I’m a simple girl. I like straightforward stories, I like stories that mess with your mind with a twist ending, I like stories that are sweet and kind, stories that make me cringe and throw things, and scream and shout. I like to experience my books wholeheartedly.
You know this. I know this. Every one and their mom knows this.
Here’s the thing though: I also like a challenge. And what’s more fun than a book challenge?! Hello! GoodReads is pretty much my favourite game ever! I feel like if you read over 50 books a year they should seriously send you a prize. Like a puppy. Or at the very least some candy.
So you can understand my pain when I say that Trainspotting is busting up my neurons.
I’m about 100 pages in and I can’t tell you what the main characters name is, or really where I even THINK this story is going. I have to read it out loud in a Scottish accent in order to get through the window of the book where it becomes the movie in my mind.
Everyone says it’s hard to get into, but being a reading goddess I figured I would be able to get into it with only some difficulties. I’m not so vain as to think it wouldn’t be hard, I just figured I could handle it.
So, my plan of action is (because seriously I’m having a hard time reading J.K. Rowlings book The Cuckoo’s Calling because my brain is taking it one word at a time like I’m relearning how to read and she doesn’t deserve that.) to read an old book, get back on familiar ground and into reading again. Maybe finish Trainspotting in a few years. Or never since it’s basically made me want to give up on life.
What old books will I be reading? Well. After a two year absence from my favourite world I’m going to reread Order of the Phoenix. I made a promise that I wouldn’t read the books for five years after the last movie came out, but let’s be honest, I need Harry Potter right now.
Your ‘To Say a Little Word…’ quote today is sincerely ‘Constant vigilance!”
4 thoughts on “Le Sigh”
I’ve never read Trainspotting. I would assume it’s pretty messed up, though. ^_^’
I’ve never seen the movie but I had heard how screwed up it is. i appreciate the effort it must’ve taken to write the way he did, it must’ve been a battle for him to do it. But I don’t want to fight with it haha and it’s messed up my reading everything lately because I’m trying to get a grip on the English language again haha living worst.
Perhaps I should have tried the Scottish accent trick. I made it about 150 pages in before I quit and skipped to the end (something that I NEVER do). While I thought the characters were interesting it was just much too slow and detailed. It took forever for her to actually get them to say anything!
The Scottish accent trick really only gets you so far. Then you just become an angry octopus and end up throwing it across the room. I feel like I’d have noooo idea what the end was about considering I could barely understand what was happening in the middle! haha. I’m going to give it another shot, for now it’s just sitting on my bookshelf mocking me.