What Are You Reading Wednesdays (#4)

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Its A Reading Thing.  All you need to do to participate is open the book that you are currently reading to page 34.  If you have an ebook, go to 34% and answer the following 3 questions:

1. What’s the name of your current read?

2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your ebook and share a complete sentence (or two)?

3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

Feel free to leave a link to your (What Are You Reading Wednesday)  post in my comments section. I would love to read your answers!

The Road by Cormac Mc Carthy

The Road

There was a sharp crack from somewhere on the mountain.  Then another.  It’s just a tree falling, he said.  It’s okay.  The boy was looking at the dead road-side trees.  It’s okay, the man said.  All the trees in the world are going to fall sooner or later.  But not on us.  How do you know?  I just know.

Would I like to exist in this world? Definitely not. Besides the fact that it’s bleak, depressing and dangerous in this world, I actually don’t know whats going on or where they are going. Obviously they are running from something and have a destination in mind but apart from that everything else is a mystery and the author is leaving us guessing.  I just hope that by the end there are answers.

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13 thoughts on “What Are You Reading Wednesdays (#4)

  1. MG Mason says:

    1. Shutter Island – Dennis Lehane

    2.

    Cawley sat behind the teak desk, spread his arms. “For the work, a moral fusion between law and order and clinical care. Just half a century ago, even less in some cases, the thinking on the kind of patients we deal with here was that they should, at best, be shackled and left in their own filth and waste.”

    3. Absolutely not because it’s on a remote island full of the criminally insane and, having seen the film, I know what’s coming 🙂

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  2. Nicola | BookBunny says:

    Oh Erika, I wanted so much to like it but I have given up 100 pages in. While it is admittedly very beautifully written, I found it incredibly boring plot wise. It wasn’t doing my 2 week reading slump any favours.

    I am now reading a book that has managed to engage me. I wouldn’t say that The Road is a bad book, it was purely personal and I do tend to go for faster paced books. I know some people that absolutely loved it. I think I might watch the movie at the weekend. Is that cheating? Lol 🙂 I left a comment on your post. Thanks for dropping by. xx

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    • Nicola | BookBunny says:

      I know what you mean Magdalena, it can take a while to get into a book. I would have persevered with The Road had I thought that something would happen but the general consensus in the book group im in was that nothing major actually happens.

      I will pop over to your blog now and have a look at your WAYRW. Thanks for dropping by 🙂

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