It's been one week since I finished my last review book (I'm currently in between shipments) and in that time I have read 4 books. OK - more like 3.5 since one was a young adult novella and I'm not sure that counts as a whole book.
When I review a book I tend to analyze every..single..word. I don't want to miss one..scrap..of..information. When I'm reading for pleasure I tend to fly by the seat of my pants a bit more. In essence, I shut off my brain.
I've been trying to read stuff that's been buried in my TBR for an embarrassingly long time, and unfortunately I've been met with some pretty ho-hum books. Here's the rundown:
- The Tutor by Portia Da Costa - which I already blogged about. The best read of the past week.
- Behind The Mask by Metsy Hingle - romantic suspense novel from 3 years ago and not very good. The villain was rather one dimensional (obsessed with heroine, and what exactly were his dirty business dealings that left an FBI agent dead?). But it did give me an idea for my next RTB column - so not a total waste of time.
- The Princess Present by Meg Cabot - an 80-something page novella in the wildly popular Princess Diaries series. Cute and fluffy - but too much of Lilly's bullshit for my tastes.
- Badlands Law by Ruth Langan - ugh, I normally like Langan, but this heroine about drove me nuts. So perfect, so innocent, ever the martyr. Gag me with a spoon. Also the hero's baggage was very minimal explored so he comes off a touch whiny. Still, the other two books in this trilogy look rather promising, so glad I have them in the TBR.
I really should think about getting some help. Normal people do not leave unread books lying around for 3+ years.