Tag: Crewel

The Art of Writing a Negative Review

The Art of Writing a Negative Review

Posted May 24, 2019 in Memes // 11 Comments

I have no qualms about writing a negative review.  Even for an ARC. I think this is something a lot of bloggers struggle with.  In the blogging community, your image is everything.  You don’t want to be perceived as a Debbie Downer about books all the time, because who wants to read such negativity day after day.  Trust me, if people want to be bummed out, they can just pop over to the news. Nonetheless, I believe it’s important to have a variety of book quality on your blog.  Frankly speaking, it adds to your credibility.  Nobody, nobody likes every book […]

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DNF-ing Books – Do You Have the Right to An Opinion?

DNF-ing Books – Do You Have the Right to An Opinion?

Posted June 13, 2018 in Bookish Things, Reading // 15 Comments

This is one of those topics that pops up in the book blogosphere every so often and something that everyone has an opinion about.  It’s been a while since I read a discussion post on DNF-ing books, and I thought it was a good time to throw one out there.  Everyone does a lot of summer reading, so there’s always the question of “Should I stop reading this?” and “Should I write a review?”. The answer, of course, is complicated.  My personal opinion is that: if you aren’t enjoying a book, stop reading it.  You aren’t doing anyone a favor […]

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Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Posted January 26, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  DNF’d @ 78% I usually wouldn’t do a proper review for a DNF – largely because I usually DNF at the beginning – but I was far enough in this one that I feel it deserves some words.  I have LOTS of word for Crewel, and they are mostly unfriendly. *deep breath* Crewel is about a girl in a dystopian world that is strictly ruled like the 1950s and women are basically treated like brainless dolls, unless you’re a Spinster, which is basically a goddess because you have the ability to manipulate the world.  Naturally, Adelice is a Spinster.  Or, […]

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