Monday, December 2, 2013

Musing Mondays - December 2nd

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This week’s musing…  

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?

My Musing...

It doesn't really matter to me.  Each format has an advantage to it.  Most of the cozy mysteries I read are told in the first-person.  It gives the reader a chance to know what motivates the character to do the things he or she does.

OTOH, third-person gives the readers a chance to see what's going on beyond the main character.

Honestly, IMO, it depends on the story.  If it's a good story, I'll read it regardless of which format it's written in.


  1. I tend to really enjoy when the MC narrates in first person...and I also like when the author allows some peripheral characters to speak in third person.


  2. The person a book is written in does not stop me from reading. I do like third person better unless it is very well written first person.

  3. Great answer :)

  4. Yvonne, your answer hold for me as well. Very good musing today!

  5. I enjoy both styles. The first person narrative is intriguing as you have to decide if you believe everything the character is telling you, for one, and decide if their point of view is skewed or balanced. For example, the unreliable narrator.

    Book Dilettante

  6. I think it depends on the story as well. Happy Monday!


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