Oh dear. March came and went and no new book to add. It took me forever to read American Gods ~ and not because I did not enjoy it. I did. I just couldn’t seem to read more than a page or three at a time. And I don’t think this is the type of book that you should take long breaks reading! There were times I got confused in the story and had to go back. Once I got a rhythm going, I was better able to keep up with the many characters and storylines that popped up suddenly. I found myself thinking: What? a few times! It was WEIRD. But in a good way! Would I recommend it to just anyone? No. Am I glad my niece recommended it to me? Absolutely. I may even read it again at another time in my life where I can give it my full attention. I actually understood more of it when I read others’ critiques of the book! Not a good sign, I would think… I didn’t fully grasp the war between the Old gods and the New gods until I read someone’s comment and a light bulb went on. D’oh. Again, I think it may have not been the best book for me at this time in my life. I consider myself a rather intelligent woman and don’t enjoy the feeling of not quite being sure I “get” it.
After reading something that required more than the attention I was willing/able to give, I am returning to a favourite author, Jodi Picoult. This one was suggested by both of my sisters and a niece. Lone Wolf would not necessarily have ended up in my hands otherwise. Then again, it probably would have eventually as I am never disappointed by Ms Picoult’s offerings and figure I will read them all. She does a lot of research on her subjects and has a way with telling both sides of a story that just draws me in every time. Why else would I want to read a story of a man brought up by wolves?