Booking Through Thursday: It’s Personal

Booking Through Thursday

A meme from Booking Through Thursday.

Today’s topic is “Do you have a preference between “person” in the books you read? Do you prefer third-person to first-person? Or don’t you care? And … why??”

I tend towards third-person. Though honestly I have a hard time naming first-person books. Rick Riordan writes in first but really it isn’t that common. I think I can sink into anything. I really it depends on what kind of perspective the author wants. I dislike when an author chooses first but then cannot hold to it. They want to show something else happening and so they break it. Really I like a third-person limited in which I get to know the thoughts and feelings of one character but am more free of that character’s biases. Third person omniscient just has to be done well so as not to be disorienting, jumping about too much.

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