If I were to go off my current judgment I would have to say I enjoy A Long Way Gone much more than The House On Mango Street. The reason behind this is I am much more intrigued with the story behind The House On Mango Street, and it seems as though when I am reading it I just can't understand the way the author describes things. I think this is due to the fact that i am a very inexperienced reader with detailed novels like The House On Mango Street.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Journal 4: Reading Response from Gunnar
As i have been reading these two awesome books actively I have discovered that I am very ocd about what I am marking in the books. I worry to much that i am not marking enough or that I am not understanding the point and marking the wrong material in general. Although I am struggling with the active reading from that angle, i do like to go back through the book and see notes on the material which helps me remember certain things about the chapter that I may have already forgot, or something that was not used as a big deal. In The House On Mango Street I marked the last paragraph at the bottom of page 27. As i reread that material I realized how the author kind of shifts the point of view when talking about Marin and I think it shows one of the ways the author does some very unorthodox methods when writing this book.