Wednesday, January 02, 2013

CINDER

Author:  Marissa Meyer
Genre:  YA Sci-Fi, Lunar Chronicles #1
Published:  2012
Personal Rating:  DNF #1
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/Rebecca Soler



Well.  I'm starting out this year with a bang!  Actually, I'm very proud of myself for not continuing with this audiobook.  I listened to 2 of 8 CDs, and I'm not enjoying it.  I have absolutely no interest in the storyline or the characters.  It is time to move on.  Yay me!  :)  

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  1. I think this was a couple people's favorite from last year. I can't remember who. I can't say I feel compelled to read (or listen) to it. I am sorry it didn't work for you, Joy, but glad you moved on. No sense listening to a book you aren't enjoying.

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    1. Literary Feline ~ Abandoning books is something I have to work at. I know full well when I'm not enjoying a book, but it's just so hard for me to give it up because it may get better! It took me a while to get there, but a few years back I was able to do it. Unfortunately, I have slowly gotten back into the bad habit of finishing them - no matter what. :( Life is too short.

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  2. Good for you, Joy! I've seen this one on many "best of" lists, but somehow it never appealed to me.

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    1. Thanks, Kay! :) I'm already so much happier with my replacement choice. Ahhh . . . Murder and mayhem! LOL Seriously, I don't like murder, or mayhem for that matter, but I love the procedural process of solving the cases and the chases!

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  3. I don't think this would be for me either.

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    1. Bermudaonion ~ I tried. Starting out the year with a DNF is sad, but I'm confident that it'll help me get to better reads as the year progresses.

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  4. Oh, bummer! I absolutely LOVED this one!! But hey, that's what makes each of us unique!!! I'm glad that you stopped and moved on!

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    1. Staci ~ Yeah, I know. AND a lot of other people loved it, too. Boo on me! I hate it when this happens.

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  5. Too ad, I've heard so many good things about this one! But good for you for not listening to something you weren't enjoying!

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    1. Joanna ~ MOST reviews that I have seen have been positive, so I'm the odd one out. It's difficult for me to abandon books, and I was able to do so, there's the positive. :)

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  6. Joy, I've given up on 5 books so far this year and it's only the 5th of January! :) At least I'm weeding out some of the older books from my stacks, though, right?

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    1. Les ~ WOW! I'm impressed! I feel better now, thank you. :) It's great to weed through those books, and I will get there, too. It's going to take some practice though.

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  7. Too bad you didn't like this one. I enjoyed it in book format.

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    1. Sheila ~ I want to love every genre, but I just don't. I try though. :)

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  8. I enjoyed this one but I read it as a book, not sure if it made a difference. But I definitely abandon books - too many books, too little time!

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    1. Christa ~ I wish I liked it. It's going to take some more practice, but I hope I can easily abandon books when the need arises.

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  9. Good for you! But I think you would have ended up liking it, at least a little, if you'd continued. But life's short and there are way too many good books!

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    1. Stacybuckeye ~ I struggled from the beginning, so maybe it was more a matter of timing - I don't know. Ultimately, I'm glad I set it aside.

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