Children of the Whales, Volume OneAbi Umeda Children of the Whales, Vol. 1 by Abi UmedaMy rating: 5 of 5 starsFirst thoughts: I really need to start remembering whose blog I was reading when I find a book I want to read. This is a perfect example. The review was for Volume 14, I think,… Continue reading Children of the Whales, Volume One
Just some thoughts… I should keep y’all updated on what’s new on my “shelves” and what I’ve borrowed, too. Yes, I actually went to the library. It’s not that I don’t like the library, but I really like to own my books after I read them. I kept seeing reviews on The Children of the… Continue reading Just some thoughts…
Women Artists A to Z Melanie LaBarge Illustrated by Caroline Corrigan Dial Books, 11 Feb 2020 64 pages Children’s Art History, Art History, Women’s History, Women’s Art Provided by Edelweiss ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The cover is a colorful, appealing cartoon-style banner that will surely catch many an eye on the shelves in any bookstore. It will especially… Continue reading Women Artists A to Z
January 27, 2020
My Love/Hate Relationship With DNF
DNF=Did Not Finish
This post is inspired by my lovely blogging friend, Zoe, over at Reading By the Moonlight. Check out her post about why she has never DNF’d a book!
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Are You a DNFer or a Finisher?
Some readers always finish every book they start. Other readers frequently DNF a book that isn’t working for them. Which are you? A Finisher or a DNFer?
In general, I’m a Finisher! In fact, I will put off starting a project because I know that once I start it, I won’t rest until it’s finished. So in my weird thinking, it’s better to not start it than not finish it. Does this same thinking apply to my reading life?
I certainly agree with the points Zoe made in her post about being a Finisher:
- She has too much…
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The Last Real Cowboy Cold River Ranch #3 Caitlin Crews St. Martin’s, Jan 28, 2020 320 pages Western hometown romance Provided by Rep via NG ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The cover is both attractive and appropriate for the book. Whose eye isn’t going to be caught by this great looking cowboy? And he’s half the story. The other… Continue reading The Last Real Cowboy
The fantasy world is mourning the death of Christopher Tolkien, son of J. R. R. Tolkien and steward of Tolkien’s literary legacy. Christopher died on January 15, 2020, at the age of 95.
I'm sorry to say here at the beginning of this new year that I will be taking a break from my blog for a bit. I will do the reviews I have committed to and probably will continue doing my brief "first thoughts" comments and ratings on any book I read on GoodReads. However, my… Continue reading An unexpected hiatus
She's Missing K.E. Heaton Kindle, Jan 2019 228 pages General fiction, Mystery Provided by Author ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The cover is an actual photograph, which is not my favorite type of artwork for a cover. And it is rather awkward looking with all that dark green at the top and all that light gray at the bottom.… Continue reading She’s Missing
The Turkish Affair J. Arlene Culiner Kindle, 235 pages Wild Rose Press, Jan 2020 Contemporary Romance - Cultural Provided by Author ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The cover is attractive and appropriate for the book, however, I think I would have liked to see the heroine pictured on the cover since she is the more dramatic character and the… Continue reading The Turkish Affair
The Exception of an Earl The Valiant Love Regency Romance Deborah Wilson Kindle, Jan 2020 689 pages Historical Romance KU for Kindle app ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌙 4.5 The cover is a complete disaster! All that pink, including the dress the young woman is unfortunately wearing. And the awful hairstyle. She’s not even a terribly attractive woman. What… Continue reading The Exception of an Earl