P's 50 books

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P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:45

PaulaO wrote:I'm keeping two lists. One of books I actually read all the way and books I just could not finish.

Not:
Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman - I'm still trying to read it but I'm not liking how the author wrote it. It is part biography, part documentary, part historical.
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Re: P's 50 books

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dejay wrote:Paula how did she write??? What exactly is bothering you? :oops: :oops: :oops:
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PaulaO wrote:It is very wandering about. She spends a page or more on a single detail then jumps ahead in time with no detail as to where you are. And it jumps about in time, too.

Then there will be passages that are so well written, so glorious in their presentation. Then the next paragraph will ruin it.
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Re: P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:46

dejay wrote:Ouch, that sounds awful. :scared: :scared: :scared: Good luck with it.
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Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:46

PaulaO wrote:Give it a try. I'd be interested in your opinion. I got mine from the library.
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Re: P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:47

PaulaO wrote:#1 (yay! Finally finished a book!) - Prediabetes - What You Need to Know to Keep Diabetes Away by Gretchen Becker - eh, so-so book. It is written very, very simply in very small chapter that don't seem to be arranged in any particular order. It has the 'written-for-juveniles' feel to it although it is for adults. I did a lot of skimming.
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Re: P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:47

PaulaO wrote:#2 Once a Cowboy by Linda Warren (het Harlequin ebook freebie)

#3 Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child (ditto the freebie)

#4 A Very Special Delivery by Linda Goodnight (ditto again but this one was Christian based and mentioned "The Lord" every page)

Soon I will be starting another Butch Girl romance and wanted to get the brain to start shifting in that direction. I thought I'd read one every weekend or so. Alas and a-woe, they were such easy, silly, sappy reads, I got two done in one day, one done last night, and another started last night. They were all horribly predictable. The cowboy one had some great humor in it although it had a plot twist near the end that was just so totally unnecessary, it ruined the book completely for me. All credibility and believe-ability went out the window. The other two, not at all. The Christian one was so freakin' serious, humor would have taken away the angst the author felt the need to expound upon. The Baby Bonanza one was horribly predictable and although I read it yesterday, I can't remember the end.

I've deleted the three of them from my Touch and did so with predictable glee.
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Re: P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:47

Baker wrote:The trials and tribulations of an author doing research. Poor P.

BTW I hope these are "what not to do" examples for you to learn from. :;)
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PaulaO wrote:Oh ghod yes.

Predictability is a book killer.
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Re: P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:47

PaulaO wrote:#5 Speed Dating by Nancy Warren - free ebook from Harlequin. Eh, not too bad. Had some funny moments in it. This one was from their NASCAR series and it was cool seeing inside that world. The female was an "actuary" which was interesting in a geeky statistics kind of way. This is the last one I am going to read. My brain, it is mush.
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