HUH?! What did you say? Do you find yourself saying that often? I personally have experienced this. Some people believe it is selective hearing, but I am not sure I would call it that. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have control of the selection as to what I hear. My struggle to hear begins mainly when there is any type of background noise.
Have you ever had a conversation with someone where you were too afraid to ask them to repeat themselves or admit to them that you are unable to hear them? Just as the character Desmond Bates does I tend to guess what type of response I should throw out there during those times I might be unsure what was said. I guess there are times I don't ask for someone to repeat what they are saying, because I feel like the other person gets very annoyed with me. I know this may not be the best way to go about it, but I chose my battles. Does this happen to you often? If so how does it make you feel? What are tricks that help you with being able to communicate with others more effectively?
I am full of questions, because I would love to know what you all thought about the first book for the book club? Let's begin discussing the novel with each other below in the comments. Not only tell me your thoughts about the novel but also do as I did above pick a topic and share your thoughts. For those of you that didn't read the novel that is okay. Please share your thoughts with what I talked about above or go read the book and come back later to continue on the conversation.
We will discuss the next novel the final Wednesday of March. Come back again and lets enjoy good reading with a great conversation.
Next novel: The Man Without Words
Author: Susan Schaller