I’m reading Gardens of the Moon, the first book in the Malazan series, as a group read with my book club on goodreads.com.
This is the first time I’m participating in a group reading, and it’s definitely different from reading on my own. I read differently, more observant. After the first few chapters I got up and got myself some paper and a pen to scribble down notes and questions to discuss with my fellow readers. And their input during the discussion after the sections was very interesting. Details that completely escaped me during reading, and other things that I noticed but they didn’t – it’s a pretty cool process.
I did not like the first part of the book much (Pale), and it was a bit of a slog. But in the second part (Darujhistan) it picked up for me and got interesting.