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TTT: Things That Make Me Instantly Want to DNF a Book

Last week we talked about the good, and now we’re going straight to the ugly. Below I tried to find recent examples of books I DNF, or came really close to it, and the reasons why Insta-love   I think this is the one trope that gets under my skin, due to its popularity. This… Continue reading TTT: Things That Make Me Instantly Want to DNF a Book

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Bout of Books #19 Sign-Up

I participated last fall in the Bout of Books Read-a-ton and I couldn’t wait to try again. I fell sick the last couple of days, so I felt like I didn’t get a good sense of my capabilities. Last time I read three books and 1,124 pgs., and I think I can read at least… Continue reading Bout of Books #19 Sign-Up

Book Review · Book turned into a movie · Movie Review

Double Feature: The Lost City of Z – David Grann

I know that the Amazon rainforest could be dangerous, but I didn’t realize how much of a deathtrap the forest was to foreigners. Honestly, it’s a miracle that anyone came back from any expedition into that forest in the early 20th Century. These expeditions came about because, as time moved on, there was less to… Continue reading Double Feature: The Lost City of Z – David Grann

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TTT: Things That Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book

When searching for the next book to read (hopefully a future favorite) there are a few items that will make me want to read a book sooner rather than later. Since we’re talking about concepts and ideas, the format looks different from my past TTTs. Also, I decided to give an example for each concept.… Continue reading TTT: Things That Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book

Book Review · Standalone Sunday

Standalone Sunday: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature hosted by Megan at Bookslayer Reads. The name of the game is to focus on standalone books, and give them some love in the day of trilogies and big franchises. As I read more about scientific studies, the more I’m thankful I live in the 21st century. Until recently,… Continue reading Standalone Sunday: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

Book Review · Mini-Review · Quick Lit

Quick Lit #2

Dear Reader, Time for some more mini-reviews! Sadly I’m unable to write full reviews of everything I’ve read (got a toddler that keeps me busy), so this is the perfect way to sneak in some thoughts on my past readings. These are all books I’ve read over the past month. This monthly feature is hosted… Continue reading Quick Lit #2

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The D.N.F. Files

Everyone has their own system when it comes to DNFing (Did Not Finish) a book. Do you finish no matter what, or is life too short for a sub-par book? My school of thought is, try and give the book at least 25%, and if I’m not hooked by something-anything-then I drop it. I also… Continue reading The D.N.F. Files