Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It's Not You, It's Me.

Or at least I hope that's the case.

I refuse to DNF you just yet, but I think we need a break. It's not you, it's me.


  1. LOL, Brie. It must be the time of the year. I had this same reaction with Defending Angels as I set it back on the TBR shelf.

    So, curious, what finally made you come to the decision? Were you just not in the mood for it?

  2. It must be contagious. I did that with Wicked Burn. I keep reading great reviews but... yeah, I'll try it again, just later.

  3. Ann- I was more than in the mood for it. But the hero is just beyond strange and the heroine, while okay, is not compelling enough to make up for it. The story is also moving a little too slow for me.

    Sad to hear that you had the same problem with another book.

    Leslie- That's surprising, especially after all of the rave reviews. I was thinking about going out and getting that one, even with the higher price tag. What about it isn't working for you?

  4. LOL, girls! Don't say it's contagious... I just started Dogs and Goddesses and hmmm.

    Brie, I got this book because I've always been curious about Eastbrooke... I was actually looking forward to your review, now... I don't know LOL :)

  5. Oh no, not you too, Nath! I'm hoping that you're able to finish your book. Interesting title, by the way. What's it about?

    Hopefully I'll be able to get back to it with better results after some time apart.

  6. Brie, I'm having the same problem with this book, but I ALSO think it's me, lol! I'm actually thinking of just re-starting the book and doing a straight reading of it over the weekend. I read the first few chapters, put it down, and haven't been able to pick it up again... hmmm.... I read somewhere that it gets better and that it IS good, so I must try.

  7. Hi Hilcia, when you told me you were having trouble with TSoLE, too, I was happy to find that I wasn't alone. Please let me know if things go better for you the second time around.

  8. I've gone through that, and it's really frustrating, 'cause I might know (on an objective level) the book is good, but I'm just not feeling it on an emotional level.

    Hang in there, Brie! :-)

    OT: I see you're reading the YA Witch of Blackbird Pond! I loved that book. It was one of my favorites in junior high. Seeing it makes me think I might have to read it for the re-read challenge. Enjoy!

  9. I read one M. Hunter book last year and while it was OK for me it didn't make me want to read any more of her stuff. But as you's not you, it's me. :)

  10. Brie ~ I didn't like the hero Vic and his attitude towards Niall the heroine. I only read about 50 pages before putting it down. Next time I'll try to get further into the book.

  11. Renee - I think we've all been there before.

    I loved reading TWoBP! It was a really good YA book.

    Tracy - I've read a good amount of Madeline Hunter books and liked them. But her last three efforts haven't worked for me.

    Leslie - I completely understand. I can't stand when the hero is a jerk to the heroine. Maybe it gets better as the story goes on.