This is very rare, for me to write on a book I haven't finished, but I'm compelled to write something. So, thus far? Honest opinion?
How do I start...? I am in control of my reading nearly all of the time. You know I read at a rapid pace, that much is clear, and I have said time and again, rather than put a book down that I dislike or hate, I'll power through it, and frequently come out with nothing. Which, is the only outcome for this kind of stubbornness. And I say this time and again because people sometimes compliment me on my reading ability and wish they could do the same. This method I sometimes employ is neither admirable or desirable. This method is based entirely on stubbornness.
But yes, I am in control. I go at the pace I want to go out, and clearly there are times when I miss things (usually I don't care because I dislike the book), but mostly I have a reasonable command over what I'm reading.
There have been times where I have imagined the author standing behind me urging me to slow down, and sometimes I will, sometimes I won't. But E. M. Forster: E. M. Forster put his hand on to my shoulder and said, "Slowly." It was non-negotiable!
Howards End is the only book where I have not been in control, and I wonder - to those who also read at a rapid pace, do you understand what I mean, and can you explain it a little better than I'm doing? There is absolutely no other option here. You read it slowly, or you do not read it. As a result, I am totally and utterly engaged, and I am thoroughly enjoying it, and the author has me in complete control. I've never experienced this so intensely with an author.
So there is no scope for planning, here, which I rather like. I'll finish it when I finish it, and when i finish it is down to E. M. Forster. After I've posted this I'm going to head to bed, and as to where I get, who knows? But I love it, I do love it very much and this is a thrilling experience!