Essie in Progress by Marjorie Presten
Kregel Publications - Fiction/Christian
I hate DNF'ing a book when the author seems like a totally charming person and I'm absolutely certain that at some other time I would probably love a book but . . . bad timing, I guess. I thought this book had the feel of the kind of women's fiction that I normally enjoy (a little light with nicely three-dimensional characters) but it just wasn't grabbing me.
Since I made a promise to myself to set aside books that aren't grabbing me, nearly a year ago, I've been much happier with my reading and that's what made me decide to go ahead and close the book, for now. Essie in Progress is about a woman who finds herself overwhelmed juggling her job, motherhood, wifely duties and dealing with a father-in-law who still grieves the loss of his wife, 30 years after her death.
I highly recommend reading the sneak peek chapter in my previous post and visiting Tara's View on Books to read her brief review.
Friday, December 04, 2009
Essie in Progress by Marjorie Presten (DNF)
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I made the same resolution about setting aside books and did well the first half of the year. Not so well the second half--I've finished a lot of books that should have been set aside.ReplyDelete
There've been about 2 books I should have set aside but went ahead and finished, this year. Not bad for me. I've always had a tendency to feel like I have to read every book from cover to cover, so it's something I have to work at but this year I've had such a great year and I really think that's part of the key -- giving yourself permission to stop reading books that aren't grabbing you.
This one looks like cute chick lit--one of my comfort genres--sorry it didn't work for you.ReplyDelete
Chick lit is one of my comfort genres, too (along with YA), but I'm not always in the mood for it. I really think it was just bad timing.