Saturday, August 31, 2013

Me on This Week's Book Week (67)

This Week's Book Week is rather similar to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews only with far more rambling and a less witty title. ;)

Rain. Finally. ;) Also, a year ago today I was on my way to NYC for a week of wandering and US Open tennis and bookstores and gross humid rainy weather. I think my mom has it in her head that she'd like to go to all the slams, which means trips to Australia, England, and France. I'm all for England and France, I love the historical feel of the UK and Europe, but I don't know about Australia in January when it's disgustingly hot.
Look! I'm taking part in a blog tour soon! :) The things I do to support Canadian YA authors. ;) Many thanks to HarperCollins Canada for setting up the tour.

I did something I haven't done in the almost 3 years of Me on Books: scheduled a 'review' for a DNF. It's not really a review, just a brief thing on why I didn't enjoy it and didn't finish it. I scheduled it because I don't want to be one of those blogs that only posts mostly positive reviews. I mean, I read what I want to and quite often review it because I enjoyed it. Sometimes there are those reviews that aren't as glowing, those books just didn't grab me as I thought they would. I don't want to say that I hope to post more DNF 'reviews' in the future (that sounds terrible), but I want to be more honest with you readers when I request an ARC or e-galley and don't finish it.

I saw the City of Bones movie this week. As someone who's read the books (except for City of Lost Souls, still haven't gotten to it yet) for pure urban fantasy and romance and complicated teen angst excitement, I enjoyed the movie. There was the standard book-to-movie-glossing-over-and-removing-and-squishing-together of plot points, and some Hollywood movie cheese, but I enjoyed it. I'm not surprised a lot of critics don't like it, it's half demons and angels and action and half teen romance fluff. I'm hoping the next two movies get made. Book to movie adaptations don't always work out, as do book to TV shows. A format I'd like to see more studios do is book to miniseries. 4 or 6 or 8 hour long parts gives more time for character development and more time to add more scenes from the book. But the only miniseries I see being made now are mostly done by the BBC and sometimes by HBO. Hmmmmm. Also, I saw City of Bones is/was the #1 movie in Germany, so that's good.

Reviews going up this week will feature Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Tuesday) and Antigoddess by Kendare Blake (Friday). :)
Borrowed from the library:
Storm by Brigid Kemmerer (e-book)


  1. It was a big step for me when I realized I didn't have to finish a book that I didn't enjoy. It was hard for me to walk away at first, but there's too many books to be read and not enough time to force myself through bad ones.

    My STS.

  2. haven't read that yet,new GFC follower

    hope you can visit my Stacking the Shelves