Discussion #1: Anxious for a story

Posted April 14, 2015 by Keionda Lei Lewis in Blog, Discussion / 4 Comments

I’ve been thinking about new things to do for my blog instead of just the traditional book review, author news, blah, blah, blah. And so, WA-LA! I’m going to be discussing a certain bookish topic each week, anything that comes to mind. So if you guys have any ideas for me, I would love to hear them! This will also be a great way to start up some discussion and hopefully we can all discover some great books in the process. 🙂

Discussion           That brings me to my very first discussion:)

You fuss over being super anxious for a story and its been sitting on your TBR shelf for like EVA but then you finally get your hands on it (or eyes on it if it’s an e-book) and then while reading you’re just like:


You struggle reading it and just want to throw it across the room sometimes. Or maybe you have to take in a few deep composing breaths just to get your head back in the game so you can try to keep reading it again.

Yeah. Happens to the best of us.

This has recently happened to me and I can’t tell you the disappointed feeling I got when I start reading it. Then I had to do something I absolutely HATE doing, especially since I paid my hard working money on it. I started skimming the pages, doing any and everything I could to finish said book, write up a review, and never glance its way again.

In the end I had to give the book a less than stellar rating which I hate because, of course, I’ve been looking forward to reading the book for some time. I can’t explain to you the raw disappointment and let down it is when a book I’ve been practically dreaming about does not appeal to me.

I mean just rip my heart out already why don’t you??

So obviously I’m bummed when that happens.

Sometimes the reason may be that I didn’t connect with the characters as much as I would have liked or the plot fell flat on its face. Either way it’s a huge disappointment.

Am I right?

Since we’re all book lovers here, I know we’ve all been through this. Tell me of an instance when this has happened to you. How did you feel and if you can remember, with what book/series was it from? 😉



4 responses to “Discussion #1: Anxious for a story

  1. Cait @ Paper Fury

    *nods* YES YOU ARE RIGHT. I get this a lot, like I’ll be so so excited for a book and then, meh. It just doesn’t do anything for me. I just read The Young Elites which I’ve been looking forward to FOREVER. Aaaand…it was okay. But it wasn’t the mind-blowing read I’d hoped. *sad facE*
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

  2. Sophia Rose

    So yes, this has happened. I either get excited b/c my book friendsies are all flying high over it or b/c it just has vast personal appeal, but regardless, it just leaves me either blah or disappointed. I don’t get to read many books that aren’t review books so let me think about this….okay, got it. My last Charley Davidson book (7th in the series) was overall good, but the heroine, Charley, drove me up the walls (yes, walls plural- I was very irritated).

    Love your discussion idea!

    • I hate to hear that Sophia. It’s like, all the emotion and feels we put in the book is just ultimately a feeling of blah. So disappointing. 🙁 Thanks for your comment!:)