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!  

   

 

Today
July
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2016
31
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It's been a long time since I've read a book by this author. So when I stumbled across this one sitting on my e-reader I coul...
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3.75 stars rounded up Demon Duke was the sequel to Vampire Prince; I read the first edition a couple of years ago and had wa...
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Holiday Monday in the US, so not as bad a regular Monday. :)
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Guys, George Vavasor is a violent piece of shit.
2015
31
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Dear authors, When I read that so many of my favorite gay romance authors are participating in this anthology and stories w...
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I normally frown on companion novels. BUT I am so there for Vivica Blue.4.5 Stars--This is a companion novel that didn't lose...
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Crucible Zero immediately picks up from where we left off...In the previous book, Matilda Case was able to travel back in ti...
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This is the latest installment in Deadly Mystery series by the high esteemed Victor J. Banis’s (trivia: do you know that he h...
2015
09
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I totally squirreled when I saw this one. I'm suppose to be reading 'A Little Life' I promised a friend I would get to it ver...
2015
10
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Friday!!
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This was simply the best most profoundly moving book I've read in years. Possibly ever. Where do I begin? It's tragic, yet no...
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This story begins with us getting to see into the life of Feyre and her family. She's the only one who works for the food the...
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2015
30
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