• Books,  Reading

    February Reading Wrap

    Hello. 🙂 DNFs #1 – (Wicked Saints) – ya fantasy that promised to be bloody and fairytale-like – I’m sure it is but the writing style wasn’t working for me; I felt like someone was rambling in my ear and I didn’t care #2 – (A Discovery of Witches) – adult urban fantasy with witches and vampires – issues with the writing style again; it was super wordy and I was just bored It’s not that there’s anything wrong with the books I don’t finish (though there might be). It’s that reading a book isn’t just about the story. It’s also about the experience. I may very well have ended…

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    First Reading Wrap of 2021

    Hi there! I’m kind of surprised I ended up having a good reading month. The first 10 days were a bit rough, but it ended really well, and I loved almost everything I read. Per my new “not gonna torture myself with books I don’t like” policy, I DNF’ed four books this month. DNF #1 – (The Mask of Mirrors) mildly interesting but super hard to read fantasy: quit on page 24 of 630 DNF #2 – (The Scavenger) a horror novella that dragged a bit too long: quit on page 13-ish of 84 DNF #3 – (The Countess) dry, textbook-sounding historical novel: quit on page 26 of 284 DNF #4…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…