These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.
Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.
Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.
Monday, 28 May 2018
Review: Sext Me
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Despite the insane number of books I own – both physical (I own enough that it is no longer a case of overflowing bookshelves, it’s now a fortress of books for my lizard to protect in such a manner that the ‘dragon’ part of bearded dragon is fulfilled) and digital (I repeatedly have to clear my Kindle to fit on my new downloads, even though I never seem to get through the last batch from the prior reset) – I regularly find myself browsing Amazon for more reads. When this happens, I always seem to come away with a list of books I plan to purchase the next time I have an Amazon gift card. Sext Me is the result of one such time on Amazon.
Being a big fan of stories filled with ex-cons (and those where there is no ‘ex’), I instantly found myself drawn to this one and the possibilities. I went in expecting a fun read, with all sorts of scenarios playing out in my mind, only to be rather disappointed by what I was given.
In other words, this was a surprising read. The bad kind of surprise. I expected a book that would suck me in, yet I found myself flickering through the pages not to get answers but to reach the end. Rather than being given a book that could bring about feelings, as ex-con books generally do, this one only left me with awkward feelings. The story didn’t entertain me, I didn’t like the characters, and the writing style was not something I enjoyed (see aforementioned awkward feelings). The only consolation is that I have read worse, and this one just managed to avoid being the dreaded one-star rating.
All in all, this was not what I had been hoping for.
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