Musing Mondays #1

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Musing Mondays, hosted by Should Be Reading, asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

On Saturday morning, I realized I really wasn’t enjoying the book I had started reading on Thursday. I’m not going to say what it is, but I’m disappointed because I downloaded it from NetGalley to review. I’m too new and too small to actually get approved for anything, so it’s one of their books that anyone can download. I wanted to review it, along with some others, to get a track record established. I don’t even know if that’s how it works really. Maybe no one cares about anything but how many followers you have. Anyway, I picked this one and another from their Read Now selection. I don’t like it because the main character isn’t anywhere near as cool and interesting as she thinks she is, and she and the guy have absolutely no chemistry. None. At all.

So I decided to try a different book. This one is NOT the other one from NetGalley. I haven’t tried that one yet. It’s one I already had, and it’s the next one on my Kindle. Unfortunately, I didn’t like that one either! I think I would have except for one thing: the main character’s best friend. She’s a huge bitch and she’s the best friend so she’s a big part of the storyline.

This sucks! Two bad books in a row! What’s more, I checked reviews on Goodreads and both books have 4 1/2 stars, and not with just one or two reviews. They both have quite a few reviews, and no one seems to have the problems with the books that I do. Not one mention of lack of chemistry or bitchy best friend. A couple of the reviews for the first book make me want to keep reading, but I just don’t know. The second one, I’m done with it.

I used to not be able to give up on a book, but in the past few years, I’ve realized that there are so many good books out there that I shouldn’t feel like I have to read the ones I don’t like. I know I’ll never be able to read all the books I want to read in my lifetime, so why waste time on ones I just can’t get into?