Oh, What a Relief It Is!

I finished a book yesterday (not The Invention of Wings seen here).
I moaned to myself and complained to my husband all the way through it!
Though the subject matter was interesting to me,
it was poorly written in my opinion.
Two of the four main characters had names 
beginning with the same letter.
From the git-go, I couldn't keep them straight.
Many of the short chapters began with flashbacks to the childhoods of the four characters,
making it difficult for me to stick with the story.
The conversations were predictable and full of trite comments.
It ended as I imagined it would.
 Why oh WHY did I finish it?????
It was an incredible relief to begin THIS book!  The writing is superb.
Believable characters, interesting dialogue, humor, and historical accuracy.
And I'm just at the end of the first chapter!
 The older I get, the more particular I am about what I read.
How about you?
(And have you read this book yet?)

12 comments:

  1. I'm very particular. ...it must be profitable or enjoyable. When those two are in the same book, I'm thrilled. My most recent read is by Susan Branch. ..A Fine Romance.

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    1. I haven't read that one! (And I like those two criteria!)

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  2. I agree, at my age I try to choose books I will like. Not to be morbid but there is a limited number of books I will have the time to read.

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  3. Hi Rebecca,
    Have to say I have never even heard of that book. I am like you I am particular
    about what I read too. I like it to be something I can learn from, some months
    back we read Ben Carson's, "A more perfect union", which was really good, and
    right now I am reading "In this together" by Anne Romney...I am only 2 chapters
    in but I am really enjoying it......I saw her on a talk show one day back in
    the Fall and she was talking about having MS and how it had affected her and
    I could so relate to some of the things she was saying as I have had so many
    physical issues in the last 15 years, nothing as serious as MS tho, for sure.
    So thought I have got to read her book......so glad I am.

    Hope this finds you doing well, hon.
    I am sick again......I was sick last week and then got over it, then seemingly
    I have come down with something else...........or else it is all the same
    virus......just not sure..........so hoping it goes quickly.

    You take care hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

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    1. I'm sad to hear you're still "under the weather". (Where DID that phrase come from?????) I haven't heard of either of those books....they sound interesting.

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  4. My daughter just said it was her favorite read of 2015!

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    1. I think it will be one of my favorites, too I hope to have a good reading day tomorrow - the weekend has been too full to read. One of SMK's other books was a bit too new-agey for me, but I don't believe this one will trouble me in that way. Compared to the other book I struggled through, the writing in this one is off-the-charts-good!

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  5. No I haven't...reading time isn't coming easy these days, but I need to make for time for entertainment reading. Thanks for the review.

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    1. "Too every thing, there is a season..." ♥

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  6. The Invention Of Wings is a wonderful book!

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    1. I SO agree. I'm almost finished. (I've had several interruptions.)

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