Cor blimey! That’s right, you heard me correctly, I said cor-bloody-blimey. My reading world has been turned upside down. I am currently reading a book written in a first person point of view (POV). What on earth is happening? Anyone in my writing group will tell you, I don’t read first person and I don’t write first person. I do not like this POV, I have never liked this POV and I didn’t think I ever would like this POV. Yet here I am reading a book in… you guessed it, first person POV. And I am loving it! You know that saying, “if you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right author.” Well this must be a case of I had never found the right ‘first person’ author.
So what am I reading? I hear you asking. That is another conundrum. It’s a YA book called Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson – a book I would never have picked up to read if I had not enjoyed his Mistborn series so much. So, I think it is fair to say it is time for me to re-evaluate and consider what I might have been missing out on all these years. I may even try to write a story in a first person POV. Who knows what wonderful emotions it may stir, what creativity it may bring out. Not me, because I have never tried it. Is it time for me to give it a go? It just might be.