What do you do when you bounce off of a book? It’s always a puzzle for me. Usually not why, that’s pretty obvious, but what to do next. It’s happened a couple of times with tour books, and I always feel incredibly apologetic when I have to beg off like that, although fortunately that’s been extremely rare in six years. Only twice. I’m not saying that the book is necessarily bad, because that’s not what’s happening. It’s just that the book is NOT FOR ME. I bounced off of Come Sundown by Nora Roberts this week. And while I’m hit or miss with what she writes as Roberts, I always love her In Death series as J.D. Robb. But this one, I just couldn’t. There was just something about the situation that was too dark, grim and nightmarish for me. I think I kept having that sense of there but for the grace of G-d, because as women we are all bombarded with so many messages about the horrific things that can happen if we are not vigilant about our safety at every single turn. I’m not sure. But I knew it was just a situation that I did not want to read about. At all. So I stopped.
And picked up a comfort read. Even a murder mystery felt more comfortable, and that’s saying something!
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