|To be clear, I expected to love this book|
and I did!!!
The topic this week is to discuss a book we read believing we would hate it and ended up loving it instead.
I have no such book to offer you. I don’t read books I don’t expect to like, I Do Not Finish (DNF) books I’m not enjoying and any book I expected to hate that I’ve been forced to read (which would be mostly an issue from high school)…I hated just as much or more by the time I was done reading it.
So, not much more to be said there.
Life is too short and too full of good things to experience, to waste any time on books I expect to hate.
Which leaves me four hundred or so words short of any kind of a decent blog post. I thought maybe it would be mildly interesting to post a list of some of the books I have read fairly recently (in the last few weeks or so) and enjoyed to varying degrees. My scale ranges from “WOW, I loved that book and I need to read everything else by that author NOW”, to “well, ok, that was a pleasant diversion but I don’t need any more time in that world, thank you”. Here in this post I’m not going to quantify them for you in that fashion because I’m not a reviewer. The books are listed in a pretty random order, as they come to mind, or as I look at my kindle.
Rebel Hard (in ARC) by Nalini Singh, which led to me re-reading Rock Addiction and Rock Hard
Buku by Jennifer Anderson
Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews, which led to me re-reading the previous 13 books in the series and thoroughly relishing the experience. (To be fair, some of those are novellas.) I also found that now that I know how the series ends, I picked up some nuances in earlier books that I’d missed before so that was fun.
Alien Commander’s Mate (Warriors of the Lathar Book 6) by Mina Carter
Hardwired by Andrea Bills
The Cyborg Bounty Hunter: Love in the Stars by Miranda Martin
Antibody (Love and War Book 3) by R. A. Steffan
Operation Thunderbolt by Saul David, nonfiction account of the rescue operation at Entebbe
Re-read Dark Piper by Andre Norton
Stripped (Happy Endings) by Zoey Castle
Surviving the Apocalypse by Tinnean
Lights Out by James Hunt
In Darkness Transformed (The Paladin Strike Team Book 1) and Atone In Darkness (The Paladin Strike Team Book 2) by Alexis Morgan, which led to me re-reading books 1 and 2 of her Paladins of Darkness series
Re-read The Snow Tiger and High Citadel by Desmond Bagley
Re-read Frederica by Georgette Heyer
Tailspin by Sandra Brown
The Girl on the Balcony, non fiction, autobiography of actress Olivia Hussey
Claimed by an Alien Warrior by Tiffany Roberts
All the Project Rebellion books by Mina Carter
I read very VERY fast, probably because when I’m reading I concentrate completely on the book and let nothing distract me, aside from Jake the Cat’s piteous meows for his dinner (meaning loud and annoying yowls while he stands on the kindle in my lap and stares at me with his beautiful predator’s eyes).
I also re-read several of my own books, both because I needed to refresh my memory of some things about my current Badari Warrior series and because to tell you the truth, I write the kind of books I love to read.
And there were a number of DNF’s in that time frame as well, principally but not all scifi romances.
There you have it! Happy reading to you…
Have you pre-ordered your copy of Embrace the Romance: Pets In Space 3 yet, by the way?
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