The Maze Runner James Dashner|Happy Monday, everyone! Last week was not incredibly interesting, so I don’t have a whole lot to share. I tried to branch out of my comfort zone by reading The Maze Runner. It’s about a boy named Thomas that has had his memory wiped. He wakes up in a sort of camp with other teenage and young adult boys. Thomas learns that the camp is a maze with walls that move. The boys in the camp are stuck and must find a way out of the maze. While Thomas does not remember alot or know much about the situation, he as a strong intuition that he has been here before. He is determined to be the one to solves the maze.
Truth be told, I didn’t reach my four hours of reading this week. I’m about half way through the book, and I find it hard to get into. That made me less inclined to want to read, and then before I knew it, the week was over. I would’t say the book is bad–it’s just a very slow read. I find the concept interesting, but get bogged down by descriptions that are waaaaayyy too long. My mind starts to wander, and then I get lost. There is also a ton of new terminology that I haven’t caught onto.
So, as I reflect on this week, I wonder…Should I finish the book? I want some advice, because I’ve never put a book down without finishing it. I really want to find out the ending, because I’m the kind of person that has to know how a story ends, even if the ending isn’t good. But, I wonder it it’s worth putting myself through pages of descriptions. Should I skip to the end so I can find out how it ends? But then I risk missing important details. I’m such a visual person, so I think I would find the movie version of this book really interesting. Yet, it feels like a sin to watch a movie without reading the book first. Ha. While this week was anticlimactic as far as reading goes, it was also an eye opener. I know so many students that end up in my position and resent reading as a whole because of it. I think anytime I can gain another perspective a student might have towards education (good or bad), my time has been well spent.