I did some soul-searching this week and considered my priorities. Reading takes precedence over stupid games on my phone. So I deleted them. Now, whenever I have to wait an hour at the dance studio, my focus can be on reading again instead of wasting my time and energy. I feel much better too.
FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:
The spoof on Jane Eyre is hilarious! Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows do an incredible job of poking fun at and yet also paying tribute to one of my favorite books. A definite must-read for any Charlotte Bronte fan!
One thing that happens when I get behind on reading review copies is that I get very impatient with the books I read. I start nit-picking every little detail. Usually, this is when I have the most DNFs. I started doing this with Claire Douglas’ new novel. I found the heroine to be annoying. I thought certain elements of the story were redundant; in fact, I noticed the same sentence repeated almost once a chapter. I wanted to find out what happened though, so I did something I never do. I skipped to the end. A funny thing happened though as I started skipping entire chapters. The story got interesting. There were a few turns I did not expect that changed the entire trajectory of the story. I still ended up skimming the remainder of the story but what I thought was another humdrum suspense novel ended up having some bite to it. The moral of this story, I believe, is to never give up on a novel because you never really know when it will improve.
The Joanna Luloff novel is a quiet one that spends all of its time talking about identity and relationships. I cannot say that it is the type of novel that one enjoys, but there was something about it that prevented me from setting it to the side and moving on to the next book.
DID NOT FINISH:
So far, so good.
Here it is, folks. My shameful secret. I have a serious e-galley problem, especially because September and October are even worse.
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August Review Copies:
So, what are you reading?