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Reasons to DNF

I DNF (book blogger for "did not finish") books all the time. Last month, I DNFed 9 books. Just this week, I DNFed 2. I'm able to do this thanks to a high school English teacher who said, "Life is too short to read books you don't like." She was right. Why might I DNF… Continue reading Reasons to DNF

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NOPE Book Tag

I KEEP FINDING GREAT TAGS. This is another one I found on The Book Nut. Book tags are giving me a reason to live. At work, I'm so excited to clock out, come home, and write about books I love. I challenge myself to come up with different books every time. And the bummer tags are… Continue reading NOPE Book Tag

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My Life in Books Tag

Credit to The Book Nut, whose post I'm using for inspiration.   Pick a book for each of your initials I FINALLY FOUND SOME GOOD ONES: Life of Pi, Emma, and Lunch in Paris.     Count your age along your bookshelf My 25th book is.... Neat...and only a little insulting.   Pick a book set in your… Continue reading My Life in Books Tag

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Book Betrayal: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Believe it or not, I love this book. Perhaps "love" is a strong word for the conflicting emotions I feel. I went in expecting a different story, but rereads have shown the prose gets stronger with age. I appreciate what Bender does with her character's emotions, even if the symbolism goes over my head. So… Continue reading Book Betrayal: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

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Book Betrayal: The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig

After writing about so many disappointing books, it seems a bit dramatic to cite one as the Worst Betrayal of All. Good thing I minored in drama. (Only metaphorically. Just go with it.) Which book destroyed my reading freedom like a terrorist? WELCOME, FOLKS, TO JUDITH FERTIG'S THE CAKE THERAPIST!! The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig… Continue reading Book Betrayal: The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig