Monday, December 18, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I sometimes feel like I'm in a box and I'm waiting to find a way out. But that's what keeps me from doing certain things; like going back to normal posts and just, well, life in general sometimes.

Thankfully that feeling never really stands in my way of reading though.

Books I've read since my last post:

Herding Cats (Sarah's Scribbles, #3)Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Pride and Prejudice and MistletoePride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I must confess something that might make me lose points as a bookworm: I've never read Pride and Prejudice. It's been on my list forever I just haven't gotten to it. Wanting to read the book first I've never really paid attention to the movie either, (well the one without the zombies).

Because of that I probably missed out on any nostalgia readers of the original might have experienced and definitely missed any references made.

Therefore this is a fresh-eyed review because any significance was lost on me.
I loved it overall but not so much how it was done

My one main complaint, and I'm hoping this was just because I was reading an ARC, there are a lot of confusing points with the timeline. It's night and suddenly it's morning, a couple of days have gone by then it's weeks, there's a point at the end when she mentions months then it's a year. Again I hope that was just an advance copy problem and the final copies were fixed.

I say that was my one main complaint but, now that I think of it, it might be my only complaint. Well that and a bit at the end where I felt explanations were not only rushed but open to more questions.
I'm going to let the romantic in me (not to mention my ignorance on the original) go with it though, because I love a character finding what they want and then getting it happily ever after.

As I said above I loved it but not how it was done, it felt rushed and like not too much thought was put into it. Having read many other books by Melissa de la Cruz I know she can do way better. As much as I enjoyed it I can't help but feel a little bit let down also.

You Must Remember This: A Gay Retelling of CasablancaYou Must Remember This: A Gay Retelling of Casablanca by John Michael Curlovich

It's an interesting thought but maybe not one to try out on what is considered to be one of the greatest movies made. There's a reason they haven't tried to remake it.
Maybe if it hadn't been such a direct rewrite because it did have a few good points but then it became too familiar which made it awkward because my mind kept screaming "that's not how it goes!"

Spanksgiving: A Collection of Erotic Spanking StoriesSpanksgiving: A Collection of Erotic Spanking Stories by Lori Perkins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Review Soon

Hidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space RaceHidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race by Rebecca Rissman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review Soon

Reading this week:
Tempting Sydney (Tempting, #1)Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)Ghost Flower

Fingers crossed things go better this time around with Tempting Sydney since I had to put it on hold when I tried reading it in the summer; hopefully I'm in a better mind set.

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