• 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…

  • Books,  Reading

    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…