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Beanbag Love

I read. I write. I talk about reading and writing. That is when I'm not driving kids somewhere or teaching them. Married, educated, domesticated. I really enjoy the friends I've met through a variety of different message boards and venues regarding reading and authors. I try to take a positive view when I write reviews but sometimes I can't. Those times are few and far between, but they do exist. I'm mostly an old softy, though. I think so anyway.

Currently reading

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Cut & Run - Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban I hate writing reviews for books all my friends loved but I didn't! But I really did not like this one.

I felt the narrative was clunky, the characters were unlikable and the dialog was comprised mostly of inane bickering. It felt too long for the story and I got very tired of both characters going off in emotional fits. It didn't feel realistic to me so the chemistry really suffered. There were continuity errors as well. And having lived in Manhattan, I felt the realism of the location was off, too.

So, it saddens me to be the odd man out (Again! I just gave a low rating to another book most of my friends loved - this is killing me.), but this series is just not for me. :(