Well, once again I have come in out of the blue with another post after being a bit MIA! I think from now on I just wont promise posts, or have any sort of schedule, they will just pop up when they pop up xD. I fell like maybe a more organic flow of posting will feel less like a chore when it comes to blogging, well anyway. I think I will discuss that more on my weekly review.
It is Monday, and that means I will jump in with a This or That…? post! I adore Rae AND her weekly meme. You should definitely go check her out!
This week Rae asked
Have you ever given a book a one star (out of 5) rating?
If so, give the title and why didn’t you like it (or them if it’s happened more than once).
You will find that I am not a heavily critical reader, however, I won’t hesitate to DNF (Did Not Finish) a book! I am a firm believer in ‘life is too short..’. I am just a super busy person and I have no interest in wasting any time with a book that I am really not liking.
Which comes to the point of the 1 star rating. This is ONLY for books I choose not to finish! If I don’t really much care for a book but I was able to finish it I will always give it 2 stars.I should say that it is VERY rare that I give a book 2 stars, because, as I said, I won’t read books I don’t like.
There is only one exception of course, and that is books I received specifically to review. I will try my damned hardest to finish a book, there have only been a few that I refused to finish, and I felt so awful that I just tightened my screening process for review books. I hate DNFing on an author that asked me to review their book…especially if I had chosen that book.
Anyway, now on to 1 star books:
- The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure – I HATED this book! I didn’t even get past the second chapter!
- The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll – I actualy DNFed this one because of time. I couldn’t stand the main character and just didn’t have the time to invest in trying. I might try again at some point.
- Ready Player One and Armada by Ernest Cline- Talk about info dumps. These books were very well written and if I had a little more patience (or interest in computers and 80s trivia) it probably would have been okay.
- The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. This one made me sad. I wanted to like it, but by 80 pages I just wasn’t feeling it. My reading partner for this one didn’t like it either so I just cut my losses.
Well, thats hardly all of them but its all I have time for listing today!
Thank you Rae for another wonderful discussion post. Let me know how you handle 1 star ratings below.
Be sure to check out Rae’s answer to this question here.