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Karsyn's Kickass Jocoserious, Kooky, Jannock book blog: Bout of Books 12 ~ Day 7

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Bout of Books 12 ~ Day 7

Bout of Books

Welcome to Day 7! How has your week gone?

Unfortunately, I am done with my books for the week and didn't make my overall goal of 25 books. I guess that was too lofty for the week, though I didn't hit 20 either, which I had done my last read-a-thon. As of right now, I've read 14 books for the week and I don't plan on finishing up any more today. I may read some comics, but I doubt I'll read anymore books.

A bit of a rant here, in the box, please feel free to ignore. I can't hold it in anymore.

~~~~~ Start of Rant ~~~~~

I read a crap book ~ The Giver ~ yesterday (well, crap to me, since everyone else loved it) and it put me off reading right now. Can someone explain why you liked it, or why you think others liked it? It was OK in the beginning. Totally dull and boring for the most part but not AWFUL. I was looking at a 3 star rating ~ my general "it's ok" rating. BUT then the stuff near the end happened. I'm sure those of you who have read it know what I'm talking about. I'm STILL having issues with that. Anyone else have books affect you like that? I did like two quotes in the book though ~

"Listen to me, they can't help it, they know nothing."

“They have never known pain, he thought. The realization made him feel desperately lonely.”

That's my deal with this book. I wonder if those who have never known pain are the ones that like this book? I probably shouldn't say that I'm sure I will offend many, and who knows what people will say, but I can't hold it in anymore. This book affected me all day yesterday and affects me still, and not in a good way. I can't let go of it, and it's really really pissing me off. I hadn't said anything in my original post, but I can't hold back anymore. I'm tired of watching what I say about every little thing.

It's like the recent "Life of a Blogger" post. Scars? Really? It must be so nice to have scars of falls or evasive surgeries. Was there really no one else who was offended by that post? Both things make me sad and "desperately lonely".

So much I want to say, but I can't. I just keep quiet (for the most part) as usual. Everyone around me lives in Sameness. “They have never known pain, he thought. The realization made him feel desperately lonely.”

~~~~~ Rant Over ~~~~~

I just didn't want to read after that, and I still really don't want to. It'll probably be days before I feel like really getting into a book. :( It stinks that this happened during a read-a-thon, but I can't help that. I'm not going to force myself to read when I'm not feeling it, that's not the kind of reader that I am.

Anyone have any suggestions for a really good feel good book? I need something GREAT!! I wish I hadn't read the Cragbridge Hall books yet, they were FANTASTIC and they would put a smile on my face.

So, that's what is going on with me. Probably no more reading, maybe some comics in between games. Anyone invested in the games going on today?

No challenges for me today. Neither appeal to me.



Night Time Audio listening time/pages: 1 hr / 80 pages (80/396)
Day Time Audio listening time/pages: 2 hr / 150 pages (230/396)
Kindle reading time / pages:
Number of books I've read today:
Total number of books I've read: 14
Current Book: Stalked by Allison Brennan
Pages Read Today: 230
Total Pages Read: 3,808
Time Read Today: 3 hr
Total Time Read: 49 hr
Challenges Participated in today:
Today's Completed Books/Comics:


  1. I'm about to send you a Goodreads message about this -- I figured I could go into more detail there. I do want to say that I'm sorry that this book turned you off of reading for now. Books definitely shouldn't do that.

    I hope you feel better soon, and great job on the RAT regardless!

    1. Thanks for your comment, and your message. I hate that it affected me so much where I'm not wanting to read right now. A few books have done that to me, unfortunately. I listened to a new audiobook last night, but didn't get far into it. I'll be ok in a few days.

  2. Bummer. Sad to hear that this book ruined things for you. I haven't read it yet (yes...I know I'm in the minority here) so I can't really understand it all, but I can understand having a book ruin your whole day. Hopefully you can find some football (or maybe some video games) to take your mind off of it.

    1. It's not typically not a book I'd normally read, but it was REALLY REALLY short on audio so I thought I would get it for the read-a-thon. I wish I hadn't. It definitely has affected me since. :/

      Football is on. It'd help more if my Steelers were playing. But since they aren't, it's still football. :)

  3. I'm sorry this book put you off from reading. I haven't read it, and have never had any interest in reading it, even though I know it's popular. I think you still did great this week despite not reading as much as you planned! I hope the next book you pick up makes you feel better. :)