Category Archives: Random Rants

My TBR is filled with crap.
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And I need a new book to read. And NOT Sarah’s Key, Audible – that book scares the shit out of me, so quit trying to shove it down my throat! Ugh, I am tired of contemporary stuff and want … Continue reading

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Still Alice by Lisa Genova
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So, funny story. I’d heard vaguely of Still AliceĀ a good bit recently on various sitesĀ and noticed some good reviews about it, so I knew it was about a woman with Alzheimer’s disease. However, I also remember hearing about that same … Continue reading

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Two Dorks, One Book: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
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So, this is the series that wrecked my Goodreads goal for the year (by like 20 books, but whatever). AND, it was so not worth it. I mean, don’t get me wrong, overall, I think I liked the series as … Continue reading

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Little Women series by Louisa May Alcott
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So, I loved this as a little girl, and decided it was time to try it as an adult. I was shocked to find that apparently I’d never actually read the original and instead had just read a VERY abridged … Continue reading

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Hmm…just some thoughts.
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I was just wondering if anyone else has this problem or if it is just me? I’m just not enjoying books like I used to. Any books. I even walk in the bookstore (when I have money, or a gift … Continue reading

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Well, I did it to myself AGAIN, but…
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Well, I did it to myself again, but…it’s that time of year when I allow my students to choose from a list of novels to read. This year, I was dumb and let them choose from TEN selections. This was … Continue reading

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Kelley’s Year End Wrapup
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Well, I missed my Goodreads reading goal AGAIN this year. However, I’m overall fairly pleased with myself. I read some really good books and I think that joining a book club helped force me to read things outside of my … Continue reading

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Recent DNFs
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First off, let me just say that it is still rare that I put a book down unfinished. I’ve tried over the last year or so to walk away from books that are just not good, so that I can … Continue reading

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A rant…
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I have decided… I do not want to read any more young adult fiction for awhile. I do not want to read any more zombie apocalypse books. I do not want love triangles. I do not want witches, warlocks, vampires, … Continue reading

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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I do not like this book, Sam-I-Am, I do not like this book at all! My first problem with Life of Pi is that the first third of it is SO DAMN BORING. I kept wanting to quit. Since Kelley … Continue reading

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