If you measure by how many reviews I write, you may think I don’t read that much, after all, three books read August? First off, August isn’t done yet. Plus sometimes I read a book that doesn’t get reviewed, if I didn’t like the book I might not write a review, because I don’t really like negative reviews, or I might not finish the book and so don’t write a review. Here are two examples.

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
This book sounded good in the review so I borrowed it from the library. Either the reviewer didn’t mention it, or I just missed it completely when I read the review, this book is in the genre ‘Christian Fiction’, which is a genre I don’t read. At first, I thought, well maybe it’ll be o.k., but after a while I just couldn’t read anymore. I didn’t finish it, so I didn’t write a review.

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
An epic story divided into volumes. I got the first five volumes in one download from the library. They are:

(1) A Game of Thrones; (2) A Clash of Kings (3) A Storm of Swords (4) A Feast for Crows (5) A Dance with Dragons

The lending period from the library is 21 days, by the end of that period I was half way through book #3, A Storm of Swords. I borrowed them because all the hype around the TV series “Game of Thrones” had intrigued me. I was interested enough to keep reading until the download had to be returned or renewed, after that I kind of lost interest and haven’t requested them again. I might get them again, but if I do I will have to start over from the beginning, so I doubt it.

So that is my explanation for my low book count. I actually read a lot, I just don’t always report on it. My next book is less than 200 pages so it might make the blog before September. Then again, I might get distracted again.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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