Over the weekend, I tried to get some reading done. The first book I picked up, I really made a valiant effort to read. I slogged through pages of bad prose, hackneyed plot, characters without purpose... And I gave up at page 75. I couldn't read any more. If I wrote like that, I'd burn all my manuscripts and take up needlepoint. At least then I'd be doing something useful.
I picked up another book. That one I gave up after 5 pages. I didn't know it was going to be a Christian thriller - it didn't indicate that anywhere on the cover. Totally not my thing.
Finally, thank goodness, my CP sent me some books, and I picked out the smallest one. (Yes, sometimes size does matter - especially when my wrists hurt and the thought of holding a large book seems daunting at best.) Of course, my CP knows her stuff. I spent part of yesterday and most of today reading Holly Lisle's 'i see you'. Good stuff. A thriller that gets right to the point, no unnecessary characters muddying up the works. A paranormal that doesn't jump as being too 'in your face' with the mysticism. All in all an enjoyable read.
Too bad I already paid for the two I won't be finishing. Maybe someone who likes that stuff will come along and buy them from my store. (If I even list them. After all, I don't really want to subject other people to bad writing.)
So, what did you read this weekend? Were your books satisfying, or did you find any duds?
Blurb and Cover for Early Grave
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