Well, I am glad to report that I’m definitely ahead of schedule when it comes to reaching my yearly book reading goal. I decided to condense books 8 and 9 of the year into one post. They were both quick and easy reads…but I am excited to get on to book 10 – I just got my hands on a copy of Revenge Wears Prada, and I’m excited to see how it holds up in comparison to the first book!
I finally got around to reading The Pioneer Woman’s Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. I shamefully admit: I purchased the book when it was first released, but it sat on my shelf. I don’t know why; I wanted to read it. I know there are a lot of people who have critiqued the book a little negatively…but I honestly enjoyed it. If you aren’t familiar with Ree’s blog, I totally understand how it would be hard to grasp her writing style. The writing IS different: it does read kind of like a blog (and well…that is how the book started forming, so it totally makes sense in my head at least), but I didn’t find that distracting. I really enjoyed reading about how she met and fell in love with Marlboro Man. It was a fun read, and definitely reminded me at times about how Justin and I met/formed our relationship. I also thought it was very cute (and appropriate) that Ree included recipes in the back of the book – they are ones she mentions cooking during the course of her story…fun!
Y’all, I am still soldiering on with the Caster Chronicles series. I hate leaving things undone, so I feel an obligation to finish the 4 books to know the ending to the story. I finished book #3 – Beautiful Chaos, and am glad there is only one book left to complete. I feel like this book was kind of a place marker…it was the filler portion that elaborated on details but was (hopefully) just building up to what will be the final installment of the series. I have no idea at this point, since I need to read the 4th book. And I will…somewhat begrudgingly. I enjoyed the first book, but the 2nd and 3rd have kind of started putting me to sleep. Oh well, you can’t win them all!
Do you feel an obligation to finish a book or book series once you start it? What have YOU read lately?
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