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text 2017-10-23 06:31
Reading progress update: I've read 153 out of 352 pages.
The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli

they are to cute 

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text SPOILER ALERT! 2017-10-23 03:33
Reading progress update: I've read 145 out of 352 pages.
The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli


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text 2017-10-22 20:57
Reading progress update: I've read 56 out of 530 pages.
The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton

This third person omniscient point of view distances me as the reader from the story.



I don't mind so much when it's a plot- or action-driven story.  But this is character-driven, and I'm just finding it so difficult to bond with these characters.  I want to bond with them.  I'm curious about them and about what's going on.  I feel as if Morton keeps pushing me away.


Years ago I read Eileen Goudge's Garden of Lies and I ended up coming very close to literally throwing the book against the wall at the end.  What a sucky ending!  I see now that there was a sequel, but I hated Garden of Lies so much that I never bothered to notice a sequel.  From what I've read about it, the second book was maybe just as bad.


Maybe my fear of encountering a similar "and some of them lived and some of them died, but the ones who lived didn't necessarily live happily ever after even if they deserved to" ending is holding me back and making me see picky details in The Forgotten Garden.  All I know is that if I'm stopping to post updates after only ten or so pages, the book isn't holding my attention.

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text 2017-10-22 19:02
40,565 to start the day

Not what I'd call terrific production, but it was a day with other accomplishments.  So I'm not complaining.

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text 2017-10-22 11:23
Forbidden Fantasies Blog Tour SIGNUP and ARC Reader List SIGNUP

Forbidden Fantasies by Sai Marie Johnson is NOW on Preorder and Releases on Halloween!


Araceli Nativa

Sheltered and yet looking to expand beyond her small-town Alabama raising, Araceli’s attending Vanderbilt University in Nashville but so far she hasn’t broadened her horizons in the least. A pretty and successful student, Araceli spends all her days studying, attending class and living a fairly boring existence. That is until her dorm mate peer pressures her to attend the biggest frat and Halloween party on campus and when Araceli finally breaks out of her closed up shell, the consequences might just be devastating.

Abel Slaine

For centuries, he has scoured the earth searching for her, the demonic queen who stole his beloved before they ever had the chance to thrive. She and all of her dark daughters have been his target for millennia and now there is a new one who will find her death at the end of his hands one way or another but putting plan to action may prove more difficult than Abel has bargained for when his prey becomes more than a deathly pursuit.

PREORDER HERE: http://amzn.to/2xSnYal

In honor of this event, Sai would like to appear on a series of blogs for release week. If you would like to host her for the release, or review an ARC of the book, please fill out this form.

If you like, you can also request to join Sai's street team and reader group[book:Forbidden Fantasies|36443132]!

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