Category Archives: The Not So Great

No, No, No: The Miniaturist

Ugh!  I hate it when I start a book that seems like it is going to be very interesting only to discover that it is full of yucky stuff.  From terribly foul language to explicit scenes, The Miniaturist has it … Continue reading

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

I noticed the new arrival almost immediately.  The bold red title jumped out at me.  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin looks like a wonderful book.  The blurb sounded like it would be interesting.  I opened the book and … Continue reading

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The Bookstore is a Big No!

I wanted to read The Bookstore by Deborah Meyer.  It sounded interesting and rather fun.  Instead it opens with a girl who intuitively realizes she’s pregnant at lunch and starts fantasizing about all the men around her while using very foul … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Time on When in Rome

I found another stinker.  When in Rome by Gemma Townley promised to be fun and light-hearted.  It delivered that, along with a load of bad language.  I think I’d like her if she were to write a book or two without … Continue reading

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Pemberley: Another Wannabe Jane Austen

The shades of Pemberley have been polluted, and it wasn’t by Elizabeth Bennet’s family.  Jane Austen is my favorite author, and Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book of all time.  I have read it countless times since I bought … Continue reading

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Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things

It looks intriguing.  The cover makes you want to open it up and start reading before you check it out or purchase it.  Proceed with caution though. because you really can’t judge a book by its cover or even the … Continue reading

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Nominated to My DO NOT READ List

I have three more books to add to my do not read list.  Why to authors insist on using such foul language and putting sex scenes in books?  Surely there are more than just a few of us who don’t … Continue reading

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