This is very chatty and kind of all over the place, but I’m having some issues reading a genre I used to love above all others and it’s really throwing me for a loop. Enjoy, I guess?
I am in love with this video for several reasons. The first is that October was a seriously weird reading month, so the books I read are all over the place and only like one of them was good. I think it was so good that it leeched all the potential for the rest of the month. Also, it’s the first time I’ve DNFed something in a really long time. Then there is the fact that I begin to slowly lose my mind as the video goes along. Anyways. Uh. Enjoy?
Michaela totally had this video on time this week, guys. I just didn’t post it. I graduated yesterday and also came back home, so I’ve been all over the place this weekend. However, here it is for the blog, finally!
- Gretchen’s Review of A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
- Michaela’s Monday Musing on How to Review a Book in Translation
Welcome back to another weekly wrap up! This week was FILLED with different kinds of reviews and content that you won’t want to miss! Once again, Michaela outdoes me in the reading department, but what can I say? I have some strange books I read for school to share instead!
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Welcome to this week’s Betwixt the Books content – a live discussion of me and Michaela’s views towards DNFing books (online 4:30PM, 2/16/16). We have very different opinions on the topic, which stands for books that we Did Not Finish for one reason or another. If you’re watching this live, feel free to tweet at us with the hashtag #btbdiscuss. If you aren’t, that’s cool too! No conversation is too late to have, so hit us up on social media!
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I don’t like DNFing books. I will fight til the end of time itself to finish a book if it has the slightest bit of potential. But, right now, I can’t do that, with school swallowing my time. Reading for the blog is the one outlet of pleasure reading I allow myself, and my standards get set much higher during this time. I really, really don’t want to waste my time slogging through books that bother me, even if I have hope for them. This weekend, I got hit with a double whammy, as I was forced to DNF two different books in two days. Two books I thought had an EXTREME amount of potential. Here’s what getting me to put the book down these days:
*WARNING* *RANT INCOMING*
Today was supposed to be the day that I reviewed Ink by Amanda Sun (Goodreads). Today was supposed to be the day where I gushed to you all about how the book inside was as gorgeous as the book outside. Instead, today is the day I have to report that I DNFed Ink 19% of the way through because I couldn’t handle the two main characters.
There is no possible way I could be more disappointed.