NOT A REVIEW: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
Did Not Finish , Reviews / December 12, 2014

I almost made it through this book. Almost. I got to about the 80% mark, so close it seemed a waste to not finish as I hate marking the review as DNF. But, I just couldn’t do it. I’ve been in a reading slump and found my lack of excitement for this book was not helping me. I also knew if I set it aside I would never come back to it. So there it is. I decided to move on. Before I go further, I want to add that I felt a stronger obligation to continue with this book because pretty much every blogger (and some non-bloggers) I know had really positive things to say about it. I think everyone gave this either 4 or 5 stars. That’s a solid indication this book is worth reading. So, now how to sum up my reaction to the book? This is the hard part, because if I didn’t think the book had any merit, it’s unlikely that I would have read as much as I did and coming here and sharing all the things that made me stop reading would be much easier. The premise is interesting.The protagonist, Maia, is nice…

Tenaciously Stacking the Shelves (November 2014)
Stacking the Shelves / November 22, 2014

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way.   I haven’t done one of these posts in a couple of months, but decided I have collected enough by now that I should. Though I am leaving out anything I have acquired and reviewed already.  I’ve been in a bit of a slump this past week, so this is a nice reminder that I have some serious reading to do! And it all looks great!     The World of Ice & Fire The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martine, Elio M. Garcia, Jr. and Linda Antonsson (Purchased) – I couldn’t resist. This is not something I intend to sit and read cover to cover, but rather flip through form time to time. It’d make a great coffee table book, but the puppy would probably make confetti out of it, sooo, I’ll have to figure out something else.   The Secrets of Life and Death by Rebecca Alexander – I won this form Library Thing’s Early Reviewer giveaway. It’s a bit different for me, but I like the sound of it,…