So, you all know that I STINK at putting down books…and then I decided to do something about it with my Reconsider or Release? feature but I’ve decided that, in reality, that was just perpetuating my indecision to put down books. Rather than being decisive about putting a book down and never looking back I was all, “Um I put this down but please convince me I should pick it back up??” Basically. So I’ve decided to quit that approach and be like my friend Anna and be confident in putting down books I am not into. I also decided that it would be a fun way to tell you what I got from the library but never got to…because seriously some books I renew 2 or 3 times and I STILL never get to them. So…basically all these book are reshelved either because I wasn’t into them or because I am the suckiest library patron in existence.
Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts: This was one of my most anticipated books of this year and I just could not get into it all which made me very, very sad. I think it was a case of expectations and what I PERSONALLY was expecting from a book where people know they are going to die in a few days because an asteroid was going to hit the earth. I did not catch that drift from this book. I just think I was just expecting something super poignant and reflective and people letting nothing go unsaid and doing things they NEEDED to do before they died. I’m curious to know what happened (ie if they got blown to smithereens) but not enough to pick it up. SO MAYBE SOMEBODY TELL ME?? haha
Organize Your Mind Organize Your Life: So I was really starting to feel frazzled and like my life was out of control and needing organization and to get myself motivated so I thought maybe this book would help but MEH. It was interesting at first because I kept nodding my head likes “YES that’s so my problem” when they were talking the psychology of it all but then it was TOO much about all that stuff for me. I tried skimming to see where the “action-y” stuff came into play but I didn’t see much. It seemed more like just TELLING you how to fix it and, while I enjoy the psychology of it all and HOW, I also need something action oriented. Give me some practical application. Let me see how I can use what I’ve learned to fix this. So I put it down because I wasn’t patient enough to finish and I’m not sure if it was for me.
Went Back To The Library Unread
(not because I didn’t WANT to read them but I stink at reading things when I’m supposed to)
Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey: I was really excited to read this since my Courting the Romance genre experiment went well! The premise sounds so good and I’ve good things from Ginger so I do want to get this one back again!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: Obviously this one comes with a lot of hype and I do want to grab it again eventually!
Goodbye For Now by Laurie Frankel: This one I randomly happened upon while I was just wandering the library and I’m curious about it. Sounds like a tear jerker! Has anyone read this or heard anything about it??
Did you feel differently about any of the books I put down? Or similarly? Which books should I make a priority to grab again from the library??