Top Ten Bookish Things I really, really want.

Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

This week those lovely ladies ask: Top Ten Bookish Things (That Aren't Books) That I'd Like To Own (new bookshelves, bookends, cool bookmark, a bookish shirt, etc. You can add things you DO own if you want).


In no particular order from my already made Etsy wishlist (and a few extra)

Three Black Birds Ravens swooping Necklace tattoo inspired silver necklace black birds
Three Black Birds Ravens Swooping Necklace

Harry Potter Sweater - Made in USA
Harry Potter Sweater
(Harry Potter)

Jane Eyre Book Scarf
Jane Eyre Book Scarf
(Jane Eyre)
Bonus: Anna from Anna Reads totally has one of these! 

Peeta Has Croissants Shirt
(The Hunger Games)
Bonus: Anna also has this. Color me jealous!

Pride and Prejudice and Red Heart Shadowbox Picture - For Jane Austen Fans and Book Lovers - Other Books Available
Pride & Prejudice Red Heart Shadowbox
(Pride & Prejudice)

Bookends Reading Batman these bookends will hold your child's favorite books. Great for kids' room
Bookends Reading Batman
(The Dark Knight)

Jane Austen Bookmarks - Set of 6
Jane Austen Bookmarks
(HBIC Jane Austen)

Quotation Mark Post Earrings Stud, Quotation Mark Earrings, Tiny Earring Studs E204
Quotation Mark Post Earrings Studs

mug cup coffee mugs mug warmer mug tree copper mugs travel mugs Banned Book Mug Mug Coffee Mug free shipping
Banned Book Mug

The Iron Throne

Musings on DNF books and guilty feelings

So I was reading a digital ARC of a book that I was SUPER excited about. It had lots of buzz. I was excited to finally get accepted to read it on Edelweiss (my complicated love/hate relationship with Edelweiss is another post for another day). Off I went to download it and start reading!

And I started reading! And it was...okay. I thought fine, I get that some books take time to get momentum. I'll keep waiting.

And I kept waiting. And waiting. And waiting.

Still wasn't feeling the story. Or the characters. It felt 2 dimensional, predictable, and blech.

Y'all know where this is going.

Do I finish this book because Joe Foster waved his magic wand and allowed me to read the title? (I like to pretend it is in fact Joe doing all of the granting and that he also possesses a magic wand. Deal.) How much longer do I keep trying? Can I throw in the towel without that affecting my chances at reading future titles by this author/publisher/Edelweiss?

After much debate and inner turmoil (and more trudging through of the book), I decided to be grown up about my decisions and just say NO. This book isn't working for me. I don't want to read it. I will not feel guilty about not wanting to read a book I'm not enjoying. SO THERE.

Phew. First phase down. Now to the second phase of the dreaded DNF process.

Should I keep the book on my TBR to revisit later? Maybe it is a good book but I'm just in the wrong mood for it? Will I come around later? What if I miss out on a super awesome happy funtime read because I wasn't in the mood for it!

Please, please tell me I am not the only one this neurotic about such things. Please?

Here's my conclusion to these rambling thoughts. Do you ever put a book you  marked as DNF back on your TBR, or do you just let it go to the wind? Do you feel guilty or not? At what point in a book do you just say NOOOOOO and set it down and walk away and give no cares about it ever again?

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