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!
So far my biggest issue with BL is that there are so many new bells and whistles I am starting to feel like I should be the GR old lady in the rocking chair. I have had to have the Dummies version of all these great 'how to' tutorials, dumbed even further down for my sorry synapses. I can live with the pretty toy that I do not use, hell I have an IPhone I do not know how to use 80% of, so this should not be new.
But what I do not get is, why the hell can't find books? Is it just me? Do I really need to be put out to pasture? For example: I finished this book. It is at Amazon, it has been on GR for long enough for me to have it on my TBR list for a bit now, but I cannot find it here. This seems to be happening to me a lot.
Oh and another thing, when I see a book I want to add to my TBR from someone else's post on my Dashboard, I click on it and add it to my bookshelf, but when I go to search my bookshelf, I see that I had already added it (most likely at GR and imported it here). Why does it not say 'hey dummy, already on your shelf'. That is what I need!!! I have added more duplicates this week than I care to admit to.
Is any one else having issues like this or am I really just embarrassing myself here? Which I totally own if I am!!