Msmiz - I read almost anything!

What a Blog you say? Really you shouldn't have, no I am serious, you shouldn't.


I love that I have a place for a blog description.  I am not creative enough to blog, hence never blogging before.  I absolutely stink at well thought out reviews, but I read. I read A LOT.  It used to be more, I could average 800+ books a year.  But then the EDJ started asking me to put forth more effort for pay.  Bastards.  


Written in the Stars


Most important here though is my rating scale.  I put forth a lot of 3 stars.  I would prefer a scale of 7 points measurement, hence my 3s are more like 3, 4, and 5 respectively.  In fact, most books that fall within the 3, I would like to take out to the 3rd, if not 4th decimal.  With that said, here is the basic summary of scale. 


5- Beyond brilliant, would read again without question

4- Better than your average bear.  Would not hesitate to recommend

3- Do not be fooled.  These are books I liked but the fall into the category of:

     Cotton Candy for the brain

     Great story, needs editing 

     Great characters, needs editing

     Hit the right spot, needs editing

     Could not quite get me there.  The story was just short of a home run.

     Short stories.  While I do love a good Novella/short story, etc, it has to be AMAZING          

     to the Nth degree to knock it up to a 4.

2- Story, characters, and/or editing were not enough to pull it out.  My head popped up              

    and out of the story too often

1- Are you kidding me with this shit?  


What I read

As the title professes, just about anything.  I prefer stories that take me out of real life.  I get enough of that at home. Thus, I tend to stay away from self help or theory based books.  I am a very character driven reader.  I like a good plot just like any reader, but for me, a story really wins if I can fall into the stories and feel the characters.  


Enough out of me for now!  



72 Hours - Clare London I think I need to start this review by saying I love Clare London and have enjoyed her other works. This one just did not work for me, not at all. First, these are supposed to be grown men. Second, they are also Agents in some secret Team that works behind all rules and laws. Third, I *think* they are supposed to be smart. But Tanner and Niall end up being the dumbest agents and the whiniest men I have ever read. They continue to bumble through this particular mission, which happens to be a threat to their secret team. I had the perpetrator pegged from the get go and I am not even able to shoot a gun straight. On top of the bad agent work from the ENTIRE team, we have the whacked out, fucked up, immature relationship between Tanner and Niall.

Their relationship takes dysfunction and childhood antics to a new level. There are so many instances where I was envisioning lighting each of them on fire and watching them go up in flames. They complained about how bad things got and they were not even together anymore. Lots of flashbacks, lots of guilt, lots of remembering of the good and mostly the bad times, and lots of cheap shots at each other. At about 50%, that is when the two of them decide to grab their balls, be men and not 16 year old drama queens and call a truce. They finally start communicating!!! Whooo hoo I was happy at 50%. Then the plot of 'who is hurting the team' comes to the forefront and they start bumbling over the mystery and I was unhappy again.

Kate has reminded me that there were some sunny spots. The secondary characters such as Junk, Dylan the dog, Phil, Sheri, etc really made good on the story and should be applauded for holding the story together!

Man I hate writing that I did not like a Clare London book. I love her, but this book just did not work for me, as if the review did not spell it out!

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