2019 Airing of Grievances: Least Favorite Books of the Year
24 Festive Tasks: Door 19 – Festivus, Task 1: The airing of grievances: Which are the five books you liked least this year – and why? Overall, 2019 was a phantastic reading year for me with decidedly more highs than lows. Of the latter, my worst reading experiences were, in no particular order: Laura Restrepo, […]Read More
Redeeming Renée Ahdieh’s “The Wrath and the Dawn”
24 Festive Tasks: Door 7 – International Day for Tolerance, Task 1: Find a redeeming quality in a book you read this year and didn’t like. I’ve never understood the rave reviews that this book is getting, but then, I’m not its target audience; and I suppose if you read it as a straight-up […]Read More
Renée Ahdieh: The Wrath and the Dawn
DNF @ 146 out of 432 pages …. and I’m out. This is insufferable. Granted, I’m not the target audience to begin with. But it’s not even the concept of “1001 Nights as a YA love story” that is putting me off the most, even though that does have at least something to do with […]Read More
BL-opoly: Dice Roll #21 & Scottie Dog: Please pick my next book!
Well, I’m not sure what I’ve just read (John Le Carré’s A Small Town in Germany certainly hasn’t aged very well, generally speaking, though in some parts it’s eerily prescient); anyway, having finished it, I’m allowed to roll again. This takes me to square 10: Beach Week — read a book that appears on any […]Read More