I already stopped reading one, The Woman by David Bishop…it was just sooo badly written and I only got to like 14% when it was overbearingly predictable… I did myself a favor there.
This needs to become a regular thing. Especially since I get the majority of my books for free from BookBub…if I paid for it, I can see myself slogging through, but these freebies? Naw.
Slogged through the first three in the Hetta Coffey series even though they were terrible…and why? Because they were there. (I wanted to know who would write such a thing and found the author has an [as far as I can tell] up-to-date website using Comic Sans and frames. Yes, hello 1998!) There is one sort-of good thing about these books though, I was compelled by how bad they were to see how much worse it would get! I won’t be seeking out the rest of the series though. Not even if they were free.
Currently on the fence about how whether or not I should also give up on Playing With Poison by Cindy Blackburn. At 29% I am fairly unimpressed…but I am curious about the mystery part.
Not all of the free books are bad! I really liked the Davis Way Crime Capers and look forward to the next book coming out later this year. I thought I hated Dix Dodd, but by the end she sort of grew on me.
Anyway…I am learning to not keep books/stuff/people around me that I don’t like and that’s a good thing.
I think next I might dip into my Amazon balance (trying to save for a new computer, but will likely end up spending on household stuff ‘cause we’re super broke) and buy a book I will most likely actually like. I’ve been keeping a list of stuff you guys reccomend off-handedly so don’t be surprised if you see something familiar!
You can read all my [mostly grumpy] reviews and stuff over on GoodReads, which I’m STILL trying to use more even though I have slowed down because of all of these bad books.
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Before we get started here, I’m glad to see these are back. If you didn’t get one from me, tumblr ate it…AGAIN.
Okay, so cars:
As most of you know, I can’t drive. The chances of me ever learning grow less and less as now even if they fixed my eyes, my right leg can’t do the thing…and they tell me eventually my left leg won’t be able to do the thing either. So maybe after eye surgery when my retinas eventually detach and two hip replacements, I will finally get a license, you never know.
So cars have never been a thing for me. Even when I thought I would drive, I was never interested.
You know how some people can’t recognize faces? I have a very hard time recognizing cars unless they’re very distinctive, and sometimes not even then if there just happens to be another similar car in the lot. Jerome has an older car that’s not a common color…so that’s okay unless it’s dark. Mom has a purple VW bus…which is mostly the only VW bus in the lot. My friend has a black small SUV. I will walk to every similar car in the lot before finding her.
Also I can get carsick. So there’s that.