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!  



Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr A quick YA book with faeries or 'fey'. Aislinn, the main character is a human who can see fairies. She gets embroiled into their world even though she was warned by her Granny to follow the three rules: Don't stare, Don't speak and Don't attract their attention. She breaks all rules and cannot get herself out of their world. There is also a nice little love story between her and Seth. This book is not for the faint of heart. There is some swearing and talk of sex, although there is no graphic scenes.

It took a few hours to read and the characters were enjoyable. You know who to dislike, who you want dead and who you want to fall in love. The book is not complicated and I could easily have seen it expanded with more details. With that said, that is why YA books are such quick reads.

Melissa Marr has another book called Ink Exchange which has some of the secondary characters in a completely different story line. In addition, there is a sequel to Wicked Lovely that comes out in April. This is definitely one of those books that you do not need to run to get the sequel. She ties it up quite nicely and does not leave you hanging - like Cassandra Clare and the Mortal Instrument series and Suzanne Collins with Hunger Games.

Currently reading

Terry Pratchett
A Dangerous Fortune
Ken Follett
Wicked Gentlemen (Hells Below)
Ginn Hale
Beloved Son
Carole Cummings
Carole Cummings
The Round House
Louise Erdrich
The Cat in the Cradle
Jay Bell
Chasing Magic (Downside Ghosts, #5)
Stacia Kane
Reach for the Moon (Alejo and Bobby, #2)
Val Kovalin