Book Review

The Words I Never Wrote

The Words I Never Wrote Jane Thynne Ballantine Books, Jan 2020 380 pages Historical Fiction, WWII Borrowed from Derry Public Library ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The cover is interesting with the misty background of a city then the woman in a tailored suit looking pensive. In front of that is the old typewriter with the title typed on… Continue reading The Words I Never Wrote

Book Review

Wild, Wild Rake

Wild, Wild Rake The Cavensham Heiresses Janna MacGregor St. Martin’s Press, Feb 25, 2020 Historical Romance Provided by Author’s rep via NetGalley ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The cover is lovely and romantic, even more so than the rest of the books in this series. I have read and reviewed only the first and fifth books. All of the… Continue reading Wild, Wild Rake

Book Review

Children of the Whales, Volume One

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…

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…

Book Review

Women Artists A to Z

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


My Love/Hate Relationship With DNF

Reading Ladies

January 27, 2020

 My Love/Hate Relationship With DNF

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!

***This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

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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Book Review

The Last Real Cowboy

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

Book Review

Christopher Tolkien

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.

Book Review

An unexpected hiatus

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

Book Review

She’s Missing

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