• Books,  Reading

    Let’s Chat: DNFing Books

    Okay, so, full disclosure, while I am totally on board with quitting on a book that’s making me miserable, there’s this subspace called “mild interest” that lies between enjoyment and misery where I’m willing to keep reading to see what happens but I’m not really enjoying myself and just wanting it to be over. This is where I often don’t know what to do. On one hand, if a book is say, 350 pages long, and I’m 125 pages in, I feel like I’m almost done and might as well finish the book. On the other hand, I don’t really think it’s worth it, and I’m actually decidedly NOT almost…

  • Books,  Reading

    December Reads :D

    Hiya! Welcome to 2021!! Here’s a wrap up of the books I read in December. 😀 Full reading stats for the previous year below. ^_^ 54: Every Heart A Doorway Author: Seanan McGuire Genre: Fantasy, Novella Rating: 5 stars I wasn’t sure about this near the beginning. The main POV character was a smidge dumb at first. But this moved quickly, and it was surprising and a lot of fun! It’s about these kids at a boarding school for people who went through portal worlds and are struggling to readjust to the real world. This serves more as an introduction to the series as a whole, introducing a lot of…

  • Books,  Reading

    November 2020 Reading Wrap

    Hi, hi. ^_^ Reading goal met!! CUE CONFETTI CANYONS! 😀 That said, there’s still a month left and more reading to do, but it feels really good to meet a goal. Maybe that’s the best part of setting goals! 53 books seems to be a good goal for me. It’s achievable, yet challenging, and something I can strive for without stressing myself out. So, I’m going to stick with this same goal for next year. 🙂 I didn’t read a ton this month. One of the books I’m currently reading is super good and fast paced and fun, but the main character is just getting on my nerves, so I…

  • Books,  Reading

    October 2020 Reads

    Hi. (waves) I’m only four books away from meeting my 2020 Reading Goal! I also have 15 books on my combined November/December TBR. I’m not going to say there’s no way I get to them all, but…I’m not expecting to get to them all. I just couldn’t figure out what to prioritize for this last stretch of the year. ^_^ I didn’t read a whole lot this month, but I liked everything I read, so yay! 44: My Boyfriend is a Bear Author: Pamela Ribon, Illustrator: Cat Farris Genre: Adult Contemporary, Graphic Novel Rating: 5 stars This was so adorable! You don’t even know! It’s about this woman who starts dating…

  • Books,  Reading

    Super Technical Book Rating System

    I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about the way I rate books before, but since I have another wrap up coming next week, I’m going to do it again anyway because I want to. I think I’m pretty good at picking up reads I’ll enjoy, plus, I don’t think I’m all that hard to please, so when I run across a book I don’t like, I do tend to be kind of pissy about it. Of course, ratings are subjective. And they might change over time with distance, discussion, and rereads. But I like to rate books. It’s a fun way to gauge how I felt about something at that point…