On Speculative Fiction and Reality

It’s been a while since I’ve done a discussion post – not for lack of topics, I assure you.  This is much more due to lack of time and an inability to follow through on my thought processes.  I want these posts to be coherent, after all, not a hodge-podge mess.  Hopefully some more will get straightened out, but this one managed to do it first, thanks in part to me reading Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga and the ways in which that series has been resonating with me.

All opinions expressed in this post are my own, but I would love to hear your viewpoint and discuss further in the comments. 🙂

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DNF-ing Books

Did Not Finish.

To me, that’s the worst thing you can say about a book.  It means there wasn’t enough there for you to get through it.  The plot and the characters and the world and the writing weren’t enough.  Not one single aspect.  As an aspiring author, I think that would be the worst review I could get, worse even than a one-star.  At least a one-star reviewer got through the book.

So I hate DNF-ing books.  Hate it.

But recently, I’ve been doing it more often.

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Why I Don’t Post Reviews of Every Book I Read

I’ve found recently that I like writing and posting reviews.  On my blog, at least.  I have yet to do so on any other site, and it might stay that way for a little while longer or for a lot longer.  But for right now, at least, it’s going to stay that way.

However, I don’t always post reviews for the books I read.

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