Tag Archives: Not A Review

Some Things Never Change

I’ve got four reviews to write and am about to add a fifth book to that list.

What’s up, 2017?

OK, I’ve ignored my lovely little blog for TWO YEARS.

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I stole this from Pinterest.

Time to get back on the horse.  The reading horse.  The horse that reads?  Or you read when you’re on the horse?  But the horse is smart and doesn’t, like, walk into a tree or something because you’re not paying attention and steering it around because you’re reading?  It’s a good horse.  Good job, horse.
Look, the point here is that I’m signing up for Cannonball Read Nine!  I’m choosing to do a half Cannonball.  Here’s a joke about balls.

OK, see you next month!

 

 

I’m Reading, I Swear!

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Apparently my desire to write book reviews has dried up.  Hopefully it’s temporary.  I have been reading but am finding no fun in sitting down to write about it.

Here’s hoping everyone is having a wonderful year of books so far!  And if you’ve stumbled on something horrible, I hope you’re finding entertainment in just how bad it was.

A Fancy Title About the Books of 2013

I did not meet my full-Cannonball of 52 books, but I knew that was going to happen.  This year had some challenges and at times reading was just too much.  When your brain isn’t happy, sometimes books just don’t work.  When you’re a reader, this sucks.  You already feel bad and you can’t even escape in a good book.

Happily, the last few weeks of 2013 were awesome and the year ended on some lovely and incredibly well needed high notes.  Here’s hoping that 2014 continues on this positive path, and this includes lots of good books.

My three favorite books from this year, in no particular order:

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson  OK, I lied.  This one is in particular order because it was my absolute favorite this year.  The plot and structure of this book kills me because it’s so good.  The entire thing is a puzzle and I wanted to know why things kept happening.  It is completely deserving of all the praise that was heaped on it this year.

Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones  This one made my favorite list because of how lovingly and respectfully it was written.  I already loved the subject, but Jones’ skill as a writer made me love the book.  His research and care come across on every page and I felt like this book was a gift.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews My favorite YA book this year.  It was hysterical and sad and I loved the narrator’s voice.

Three books I wish I hadn’t read this year:

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown  I will NEVER forgive my book group for this choice.

Clown Girl by Monica Drake What the fuck, I don’t even.

Canada by Richard Ford A book about…  is this book about anything?

 

OK readers, we’re already in 2014!  I’ll be posting soon.  And who knows?  I might end up doing a full-Cannonball after all!

Welcome, Sperm Enthusiasts!

Apparently when I talk about magic sperm and erotic rage, people relate.

Ladies

And gentlemen.

My Sleeping Beauty Trilogy review has brought in several new followers and I welcome all of you to the musings of my mind when it comes to books.

I read a lot of different things, so hopefully you’ll find more reviews you like.  And if you’re only interested in my rants about sexy times, let me know and suggest some books.  I’m happy to meet the needs of those  confused and intrigued by all things sticky.

Note: I will not read the Shade of Grey series.  However, if you’d like to read an absolutely amazing breakdown of the shitty writing and plot, as well as how much it follows abusive relationship patterns, please head over to Jen Reads 50 Shades of Grey.  She is brilliant and funny and writes good erotica.  Her reviews are hilarious and intelligent.

 

If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have books, don’t fuck ‘em!

John Waters

Fantasy and SciFi: Whoops

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I don’t know why I did it this way, but for some reason I fell into the Fantasy-SciFi tag and bookshelf.

I think it’s because they’re usually grouped together in the bookstore, but looking at my books, I read a lot more fantasy than scifi.  I think I need to make two separate tags/bookshelves and look at all my reviews to fix them.

I have noticed that some bookstore are giving them each their own section, so that’s good.

Anyone want to tackle my GoodReads shelf?

Also, go to FLOWCHART: Navigating NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.  It’s now interactive!

Stop Fucking Around and Write Your Reviews Already!

I am seven books behind on my reviews.

I just sat down to write at least one of them.

I’ve been on Buzzfeed for the last 20 minutes.