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I cant find a good book!

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Divia
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I cant find a good book!

Post by Divia » Tue July 1st, 2014, 7:15 pm

Ugghh, its summer vacation for me and I've tried 3 count em 3 adult books and havent liked any.

Mrs. Lincoln's Rival was more like a trip down history lane discussing politics and politicians.

Lady of Ashes was nothing more than a info dump. It was horrible.

The other one I dont remember other than it was some literary work that was dull as tombs and rambled.

I dont know why I cant find anything I like :( It makes me sad. If nothing else I guess I am clearing out my bookcase quickly.

Is anyone else in a dry spell?
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Post by Nefret » Tue July 1st, 2014, 7:49 pm

I'm in a bit of one because I'm packing up some things for moving, haven't been able to get anything from the library for a little while. Will just have to see what has been hanging around waiting to be read.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by Misfit » Tue July 1st, 2014, 9:51 pm

[quote=""Divia""]Ugghh, its summer vacation for me and I've tried 3 count em 3 adult books and havent liked any.

Mrs. Lincoln's Rival was more like a trip down history lane discussing politics and politicians.

Lady of Ashes was nothing more than a info dump. It was horrible.

The other one I dont remember other than it was some literary work that was dull as tombs and rambled.

I dont know why I cant find anything I like :( It makes me sad. If nothing else I guess I am clearing out my bookcase quickly.

Is anyone else in a dry spell?[/quote]

Reading slumps are the pits. Try reading an old favorite?
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by Divia » Wed July 2nd, 2014, 3:08 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Reading slumps are the pits. Try reading an old favorite?[/quote]

I never reread books. I get antsy.

I did however find one today the Secret History its a novel of Empress Theadora. So far, so good :)
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Post by Misfit » Wed July 2nd, 2014, 12:08 pm

[quote=""Divia""]I never reread books. I get antsy.

I did however find one today the Secret History its a novel of Empress Theadora. So far, so good :) [/quote]

Good nres. Another thing I do is keep digital books on a WL at the library and if my owned books are flying, I scroll through that for something that might fit. Nothing like getting a library book at 5AM on a Sunday morning ;)
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Post by princess garnet » Wed July 2nd, 2014, 4:08 pm

Oh, Divia, you should've gone to ALA… :D
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri July 4th, 2014, 5:29 pm

Divia, this Civil War era book based on Eliza Craft, a real-life slave, was dropped into my email this morning. It's $0.99 today, and it looked like it might be up your alley.
http://www.amazon.com/Touched-With-Fire ... roduct_top

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Post by Divia » Mon July 7th, 2014, 1:44 am

[quote=""princess garnet""]Oh, Divia, you should've gone to ALA… :D [/quote]

You are correct. I wish I could have afford it :)

[quote=""MLE (Emily Cotton)""]Divia, this Civil War era book based on Eliza Craft, a real-life slave, was dropped into my email this morning. It's $0.99 today, and it looked like it might be up your alley.
http://www.amazon.com/Touched-With-Fire ... roduct_top[/quote]

I wish I had a kindle. You are right it sounds like something I would like!
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