Publisher: Ricky Lee Baxter
Publication Date: December 1, 2014
Where to start my rant?
I read because I enjoy reading. I enjoy the escape, and it’s great entertainment. Usually. Of course, I come across a bad book every so often, but I count that as the risks of the trade.
When I was younger, I’d usually discuss the books I read with like-minded people, friends who also read romance and read voraciously. We’d trade books and recommend books to each other. With the advent of blogs like blogspot and wordpress, it made reviewing books even easier and allows us to reach a wider audience, more romance junkies oohing and aahing over the books we love.
It also allowed us to reach authors and tell them how much we love or hate their books. Well, I don’t usually send out the hate, but when it’s a mixed review, I’d tag the author on Twitter. Naively, I thought she’d appreciate knowing what I thought of her book from a reader’s perspective, that maybe she’d take it as constructive feedback.
Some authors are truly nice people. They appreciate your review (whether positive or negative), and they’d thank you nicely. It’s a rare author who can be polite in the face of a negative review.
But they’re not the reason I’m writing this post. Continue reading
I haven’t been able to post much lately or share my thoughts due to the busyness of life. However, one thing I can’t help but make time for–this book:
Eloisa James’ books have been a hit or miss for me. The first time was a miss. It was a Duchess book, and there was a head-hopping scene that I hated so I swore off all her books. (It was my pet peeve then, plus it threw me off the book. I tend to be more tolerant these days) Fast forward several years, and I read the book that she tailored after The Princess and the Pea (forgot the title and have no wish to search for it) and I was pleasantly surprised. So I read on… A miss with the story tailored after The Ugly Duckling, and the next one with a heroine that starts with an E.
So…I read other books not written by Eloisa James. Continue reading