Monday, April 30, 2012

Books We Didn't Finish April edition

The New Girl-This book was just uninteresting to me.  I got about 1/3 of the way through and stopped reading it to read something else.  I tried a couple of times to pick it back up, but never really felt interested enough.  I don't particularly like YA books that involve a lot of drinking and sex and doing nothing but partying and what I read of The New Girl, it seemed like that was pretty much all these people did at school.

Why We Broke Up was really bizarre.  I didn't get it.  I didn't like it.  It just wasn't my thing.  The characters seemed whiny and I think THAT's why they broke up.

I had high hopes for The Kitchen Counter Cooking School, but once I actually sat down to read it, it wasn't very enjoyable for me.  I don't know what it was,  maybe it was a little preachy or something. 

White Satin by Iris Johansen
I picked this one up for a Throwback Thursday.  I am a fan of Iris Johansen so I thought I would love this book.  I could not finish the book at all.  I couldn't get past the fact that Anthony had been lusting after Dany since she was like 8 years old.  OK, the lust started when she was 14, but still.  He knew she would be his when she was 8 and he was in his 20s.  That just creeped me out.  Also, he was very possessive and after he declares he desire for her, he keeps talking to her like she is a child.  That was it for me.  Yuck.

Angelina's Bachelors
I started listening to this one on audio and I just kept losing interest.  I can't really pinpoint why, but I was bored. It may have been the recipes.  I'm not a huge fan of food descriptions in the middle of a story. Even though I know food plays a huge part in this book, it didn't flow well for me.  Also, the story seemed out of place set in the present. This book would have been more relevant had it been set in the 50s or 60s.  In this day and age, who starts cooking for unmarried men in the neighborhood to make money? I didn't buy it.

An Available Man
I  think I need to stay away from stories that involve widows or widowers.  They just don't seem to hold much appeal for me.  I wanted to like this book because it seemed to have positive reviews.  But, I just found it boring.  The narrative was rambling and didn't seem to be going anywhere that I cared to follow.   The main characters was depressed and made me depressed listening to him.

1 comment:

Good Choice Reading said...

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