Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Title? Who needs a freakin' title?

I’M OUT OF MY MIND AND MY COMPUTER HATES ME! And yes, I’m screaming. I spent all day on Monday writing reviews – a project that should have only taken me a few hours, but when the mind begins going on little side trips, it’s hard to concentrate on anything. Every time the mind went on a road-trip, I’d just hit a blog. Managed to actually get half-way through my bookmarks by the time I was finished with the reviews. I’ve read some good books lately. We won’t talk about the computer.

Someone once asked me why I don’t write bad reviews. Easy, if I’m not enjoying a book, I don’t finish it, and I won’t write a review of a book I haven’t finished reading. When I was taking care of mom, I didn’t have the time to waste on a book that didn’t keep my interest, and now I’m too stressed to deal with them. But that will change soon (hopefully) and I’ve made a vow that after the new year I will read every book all the way through in order to give some balanced reviews. This does not apply to ebooks. I haven’t reviewed any because it’s hard for me to sit at the computer and read them. So I’m very slow at getting them finished – but they’ll be there.

It amazes me how much the Blaze and Intimate Moments lines have improved this year. I’ve heard the same complaint about Blaze that I used to make – that the majority of them didn’t have much of a plot, just stuff in between sex scenes. But this year they’ve morphed into books with depth and characterization between sex scenes. *gg* Up until this year, the Intimate Moments line has just bored me, but again, I’ve recently read some amazing stories that have grabbed my attention and kept me riveted to the page. This is good since I’ve heard that readership is down – if you’ve tried one of these lines in the past and decided they weren’t for you, I encourage you to try them again. You’ll be surprised.

Glenice is arriving again on Friday for an over-night trip, and I have to work 8 hour shifts on Wednesday and Thursday, so I guess you know what I’ll be doing Tuesday. Sheesh, I was supposed to get some of this housework done already, but how was I to know that reviewing would tax my already over-loaded mind?

Edit: If you want to see something funny (Bubba and I), go to Loreth's.


Michele said...

Hey you!
NO, you are NOT chopped liver! LOL
I responded to your comments on The Tire.
See? I let you know here that I saw them.
Feel better?

Wow, action scenes as fillers for sex. I read those. Boring. I just read one and it was a bit disappointing because the previous books in the series were great.
Good thing I ended with a great one. The one I blogged about, Lauren Dane's Thrice United? Oooh, great scenes and some action too. She usually pulls off a good blend.

I hope you have a great visit coming up...you just have to get that pecky work out of the way.

Good luck!!!

Michele said...

Pesky! I meanst Pesky.!
No, I wasn't being naughty.
does the word fit? *grin*

Brandy said...

Oooh, I'm going to tell.....well no one actually. I can say that Michele must have 'things' on her mind.
As for reviews *grimace*, I've written a few for books I didn't like and had the authors read them! I felt so bad about that, that I decided not to write one if I didn't like it, only if I did. I haven't read the Blaze line for a few years, it was like you described, a flimsy plot and sex. Not always a bad thing, but too much of it is. I miss the Temptations and the old Loveswepts, but then again I'm old-fashioned. 'Night.

raine said...

"Pecky"??!! :-O
Gawd, I LOVE it!! :-)

But seriously, folks, lol...
So, we only got visits from you because you were distracted from your REVIEWING???

...sniff, sob...sniff... :-(

Bailey Stewart said...

Pecky? Well I definitely feel better now. LOL And no, what I meant was there was more meat in the story along with the amount of sexuality that I like in a book.

Brandy - yes, they're better. You've read Jo Leigh's Closer ... haven't you? A real story, with real characters and feelings, etc. A lot of the Temptation and Loveswept authors write for Blaze.

Raine - *snort*

Bailey Stewart said...

Pecky and meat in the same comment? *sigh* I haven't had my coffee yet - that's my only excuse.

Melissa Marsh said...

I'm one of those people who will not finish a book if it doesn't hold my interest. Why? Because there are lots of books out there that I haven't read yet - and more coming all the time!

Dennie McDonald said...

I am a rare bird (surprise I know...) I will FORCE myself to get to the end of the book - if it is REALLY bad, I just read the dialogue so I know what the heck is happening in the story - but there are few books I have not finished - (may take me a month....)

Loreth Anne White said...

That's really encouraging to hear you say that about IMs (SRS) and Blazes, Bailey. Let's hope the word gets around.

PS-- thank you for the awesome review!!!!


Susan said...

I can't help myself once I start a book I have to finish it no matter what! :( I agree with you about the Blaze books being much better lately.

Siobhan said...

I agree with Melissa - I won't finish a book that doesn't hold my attention. My TBR pile is too big. Fortunately, the books aren't wasted as I pass them on to my mum. In Italy she finds it hard to get books in English and is so desparate she'd resort to reading the telephone directory, but even that's in Italian! ;-)

Brandy said...

Bailey, I almost forgot, you're right I did read Closer and loved it. I just don't read as many categories as I did when I was younger. But, Im always willing to give the another try.

Saskia Walker said...

I'm trying to review books on Amazon as I finish them, and realised the same thing, they are all postive - for the very same reason!

Great photo! Bubba is sensing the good vibes from the book ;)

catslady said...

Sometimes the typos are better than the intended post roflmao.

I just have to finish a book once I start it (a bit of OCD LOL)

Dru said...

If I'm reading a book and I don't like it, I'll finished rather quickly by just reading the dialogue.