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Bookish Chat: “Authentic” Male Perspectives and Why I Dislike Them

September 24, 2013

It’s no secret that 99% of the books I read are narrated by the heroine. A lot of people ask why I read “girl” books (which is a whole other issue. In short: let’s not gender-type books…or anything.) and my answer is this: I can relate to them more than the books I’ve read with male narrators. There have been very few guy-POV books that I’ve enjoyed and connected…


Bookish Chat: Disliking a Book Before Loving It

July 19, 2013

Have you ever read a book and thought, “Huh. Well, that certainly isn’t getting a five star rating from me” and then loving it a few days, or even a month later? There have been quite a few books that I didn’t like after finishing them, but the more I thought about their stories, characters, and writing, I found myself loving them. Some examples are Cold Kiss and Divergent.…