Saturday, June 30, 2018

Saturday Reading Wrap Up

Okay, for something a little different, I'm going to start putting in my DNF books - except in cases where the author could potentially come here and get after me for not liking their book.  (Yeah, I'm chicken.  So do me somethin'.)  I'd like to also note that for my other reading wrap-ups, I had no DNF (did not finish) books to mention.

 36) No Shirt, No Shoes, No Spells by Rose Pressey (6/29/18) - Paranormal Romance* - 4 stars. New to me, but has plenty of reviews.
Review: "Cute. Fun. A quick, light read to take your mind off things."

35) State of the Union by Brad Thor (6/28/18) - Political Thriller - 5 stars.  New to me, but definitely not underappreciated
No review.  Definitely thrilling, but I wasn't moved to write a review.  Not like this book needs one from me.  It has loads of reviews already and nothing I would say could move a buyer one way or another.

34) Trials of Rumpole by John Mortimer (6/25/18) - Mystery short stories - 4 stars.  No review.  It was relatively enjoyable, but it didn't spur me to write a review.

DNF - The Destruction of Dresden - historical description of the Battle of Dresden during WWII.  I was leery of this because it was written in the '60s, but I forged ahead.  Read the first foreword, written by a US General and the leery got deeper based on a few things he said about the author's treatment of the subject.  Started the foreword by the British General and put the book down.  When I read about history, I want it sans opinion.  Just the facts, k?  Unless it's fiction with some history in it and even then it's iffy whether I want the author's opinion of historical events.

DNF - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  I had to quit about halfway through when I was reminded of my old maxim "Be careful what you put in your head because you can't get it back out again."  Because I spent the middle of the night reliving those scenes where Salander gets raped by her social worker and then exacts her revenge.  Personally, I was really enjoying the actual mystery story of what happened to Harriett and was annoyed by the jumps to Salander's story.  Maybe at some point the two stories intersected, but I'm done with this book, so I'll never know.  And after the images now trapped in my head, I no longer care.


  1. Like I said, Dragon Tattoo movie was better.

    I'm 31 books ahead of my GR challenge. Yay for audio books. I can listen while I drive, grocery shop, and clean out doggy pools.

    I haven't had a DNF in awhile but that's because I've been doing rereads of favorites.

    1. I watched part of the movie and stopped at about the same point I stopped in the book. I guess I was hoping Hollywood jazzed that part up a bit.

      Yay for being so far ahead! Go you!