So, here is where this post comes in and perhaps others.
I thought I would share some info on the books that I marked as DNF and those I have placed on hold for a better time. This will also help me. I can reference these posts and make sure I am getting back to the books I want to read.
Rumer & Qix: The Race to Terra Incognita by Kathleen S. Wilson
I gave up on it for awhile because it was just not capturing my interest. I am thinking that it has to do with the fact that the genre is not something I read usually. I don't know how to describe it. A bit of fantasy, a bit dystopian. I usually don't take books to review if they are not a genre I enjoy, but the premise sounded interesting.
Rumer, a petite apprentice reporter for the 31st century Global Quotidien with a flair for fashion, loves zipping across Nanjing with her loyal sidekick, Qix, in search of stories. But now, she’s furious with her boss for asking her to cover the exploits of Alfa, the planet’s wealthiest mega-conglomerate. Her parents died in an Alfa accident and she can’t understand how he can be so insensitive. She escapes into the indie networks and soon finds herself puzzling over an image of a bizarre nature sighting. Ever since the flora and fauna were replaced with Alfa’s Syncov™ replicas eons earlier, sightings like this have been routinely dismissed. When ethereal voices relay a message confirming Rumer’s hunch that things are terribly amiss, she slips away on a globe-trotting quest for answers. An epic battle is brewing between Dr. BigCo, the powerful Alfa CEO, and his nemesis, MoNa, the vulnerable matriarch of the cosmos. Will Rumer be able to turn things around before it’s too late?
I think this will be one I put on hold.
The Harsh Cry of the Heron by Lian Hearn
I had a hard time getting into this book. I put it down awhile ago having lost interest in the story and characters. It is the fourth book in the Tales of the Otori series and takes place many years after the end of the third book. The main characters are older and dealing with political issues and taking care of their territories. There is not the suspense and excitement that was part of the first three books.
Saturday by Ian McEwan
This is going back on my to-read list of books. I got a hundred pages in, reading it off and on while on vacation. I don't think I was giving it the right amount of attention that it should be given. I had to return my library books before I was finished, which I think was a good thing. I will check it out again at another time when I am in the state of mind to give it a good read.
I was so impressed with Atonement, I was surprised at my lack of interest in this one. Will definitely have to give it another try. It has been about a year, perhaps it is time to actually give it another read.
On hold for another time.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?
I would love to know your thoughts on my decisions.