Tag: Novel Thoughts

Books I Wish I’d DNFed

Books I Wish I’d DNFed
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 10, 2019 | 5 Comments

If you know me at all, you know I’m a ruthless DNFer. When I’m not enjoying a book, I rarely stick around for very long unless I have a reason to (usually hype, or a friend rec that I trust). I talked about the reasons that I DNF in this post! Here’s a few books that I miraculously didn’t DNF, despite not enjoying them at all. I held out hope that they’d get better (probably due to the hype, or […]

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5 Star Books of 2018

5 Star Books of 2018
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 13, 2018 | 4 Comments

I recently saw Cristina @ Girl in the Pages post about her 5 star reading drought (which was originally inspired by Lauren @ Bookmark Lit’s post here), and I thought it was such a great post! It made me wonder what my 5 star reads looked like for 2018, and I thought I’d do a post analyzing my own stats! 5 star books of 2018 I figured the number would be low since I’m a picky rater. I had 13 in […]

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Things That Make Me DNF (Do Not Finish)

Things That Make Me DNF (Do Not Finish)
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 7, 2018 | 2 Comments

For those of you who’ve been here a while, you know I’m a ruthless DNFer. If I’m not enjoying a book by 50-100 pages, I typically move on. Sometimes I don’t even give it that long. I refuse to force my way through a book I’m not enjoying when there are so many other fish in the sea, so to speak! Without further ado, here are the reasons I choose to DNF a book! Pacing Poor pacing is the number […]

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Sometimes Giving an Author a Second Try Pays Off

Sometimes Giving an Author a Second Try Pays Off
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 7, 2016 | 3 Comments

This post is inspired directly from Paper Fury’s post Do You Give Authors’ Works Second Chances? Cait’s post posed a fabulous question, and when I went to comment on it I realized – there’s a lot of authors that have written books I love as well as books I hate. And coincidentally enough, when I stumbled on her post I was in the middle of Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson; which is significant because I love that series and I […]

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Differences between the Harry Potter books & movies that pissed me off the most

Differences between the Harry Potter books & movies that pissed me off the most
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 11, 2016 | 9 Comments

I recently had a Harry Potter marathon with my boyfriend in which we watched one movie every night for 8 days, and even though I’ve seen the movies several times, I still can’t help but think about all of the amazing little things from the book that were left out. Let’s be real here. ALL the major differences pissed me off, and I’m sure everyone who read the books can relate. It’s something that all Harry Potter fans will always […]

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Bookish Pet Names

Bookish Pet Names
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 4, 2015 | 21 Comments

So, my dog’s name is Zenith. I’ve had a lot of reactions to that name over the years: Xena? No, Zenith. Ze-what? Zenith. Like, the TV brand? Um, no. The truth is, she’s named after Zenith SunSoar from The Wayfarer Redemption series by Sara Douglass. My youngest cat, River – short for RiverStar – is named after RiverStar SunSoar from the same series. And I’ve thought about naming a future male pet Drago, short for DragonStar…you guessed it, SunSoar. I would love […]

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