Tuesday, April 5, 2016

What I'm Reading and Why It Blows

I am the queen of picking the wrong books these days. It's like I don't even know me anymore. I'm picking book after book after book--that I have not been enjoying. WHAT IS MY PROBLEM? Am I going through some kind of bookish issues, maybe I'm going through some kind of literary crisis. Maybe I'm being dramatic. I don't know but this sucks...

I'm currently reading more than one novel because...I can't get it together. I can't stick to one:

Current read Numero Uno:


This book should really be called My Mad Fat Whiny Annoying Diary. I won't get too much into it because I do plan on writing a review for this whenever I can force myself to finish. But let's just say I am not enjoying it in the least. It's not absolutely horrible but it's a lot of whining going on and I am not a fan.

Current Read Numero Dos:

This one is not as bad but the main character is making me want to climb a tree with what she's doing. I'll get into that with my review as well. 

You see I am reading, I'm just doing a piss poor job of finishing books these days. *Le sigh*

I don't get it guys. I don't. 

But since I'm so sucking a picking books, and because I feel like it and I can do what I want. I'm going to host a giveaway cause I want to do something that makes me literal-ly happy. I'm punny, right? Right...Okay. 

Here it goes..
I'm going to give one random citizen in the United States..sorry 'cause not rich--a random bookish gift. It could be a book, a gift card, bookish jewelry whatever. I'm giving it away cause I wanna' and I can.

If you feel so inclined you can share what you'd like to win and I might accommodate that wish --keep in mind I'm not rich now nor am I magical--so no, I can bring Rhysand to life or bring you Theo James. :P

This giveaway will run for the rest of the week and you can enter simply by commenting, and don't forget to leave comments about what you'd like to win. I can also do pre-orders if it's a book.


  1. That sucks I hate when I trudge through books I don't like. I would like to Win Written in Red: A Novel of the Others by Anne Bishop. I've heard wonderful things about the series but haven't started it yet. I hope you are able to read some great five star books next.
    Tori @InToriLex

  2. In my case, it's not so much that the books I'm reading are sucking, I'm just not in the mood to read nowadays. Sigh.

  3. I'm sorry the books you've been reading haven't been great at all, Jazmen. Maybe you should pick up an old favorite or a purely romance novel?
    In any case, I hope your reading mojo returns soon!

  4. I haven't heard much of My Mad Fat Diary, so I'm not at all surprised that it's turning out to be whiny. Bleh, I hate it when characters are whiny. I guess I would also agree with Nick and say to pick up an old favorite, or start a new book and dump both of these.

    A giveaway? And you want me to DECIDE what the giveaway should be???? Well, fine I can turn the tables around too. I would like to win a copy of your absolute favorite book.

  5. Hmmm... neither of these books sound that interesting to me. I am sorry you haven't had any real winners lately. I hope that you read something soon that just blows everything out of the water and knocks your socks off.

  6. I think we all go through this sadly. I know I did last summer and it was terrible. It really does take a special book to pull you out of it too. I really hope your next read is a fantastic one and one that you read just for yourself not something you have to read or feel obligated to. I think sometimes that helps as well.

  7. Ugh so sorry nothing is working out for you!! Winy characters are the WORST! I hope you find something soon that is amazing!!!

  8. I'm not based in the U.S. so I'm not eligible for your giveaway :( but I wanted to say I completely sympathize. Tbh at least you have the gumption to finish a book you aren't enjoying. That's my issue, if I don't like it, I barely finish it. Hope you don't mind me linking here, but I have a new review up today on Bobby Adair's first installment in his thrilling apocalyptic series, Slow Burn. You can check it out here:

  9. Oh no, I received My Mad Fat Diary in mail last week, so I have to read it soon. I'm finding myself reading lots of okay reads, but I hope to at least read a 4 or 5 star this week. I'll spend the rest of the week catching up on reviews from books I read weeks ago. Do not ask me what I'd like to win because that's like the hardest question. I'm torn between One With You, Peas and Carrots, The Winner's Kiss, and a thousand others. I do hope you get a 5 star read soon. *crosses fingers*

  10. I'm kind of in the same boat right now. Nothing is really grabbing my attention and the books I'm reading are just so-so. I can't believe My Mad Fat Diary is bad but I've never read the book, I only watched the tv show which is so dang good!!! Hopefully you will find joy in some book soon!!!!

  11. Picking all the wrong books... this is *not* the superpower you want to have. The first one sounds annoying as hell. Whining? No thank you. I've heard a lot of good things about Pucked so I'll be interested to see what you have to say about it. And what do you mean no Theo James?! What kind of jankety giveaway is this? ;-)

  12. BLAH!! I hate when I go through a bad book picking period of time. I'm about to read My Mad Fat Diary and that bums me out that you're not liking it. I also dislike whiney character :( Your giveaway idea is adorable!!

  13. Sorry neither book is working out for you -- I've tried (and DNF'd) two Helena Huntings so far so I feel you on that one! And I can't stand whiny!!

  14. I hate when I'm not loving what I'm reading, hope you love your next book!! ~Pam