Commentary: Well, let’s try this feature out! I usually never ever put a book down as DNF. Sometimes, very early on in a book I know the timing is just not right and I won’t be able to sit through reading it. I give it the first 30 or so pages (like a manuscript, HAH!) before I decide that I need to put it down. Maybe next time, I’ll enjoy it more than I do now. This is not a review. This is just a note to self – and fellow readers.
Maybe Next Time
Sometimes, books have to be placed back on the shelf.
I just couldn’t read this one right now because:
- It’s a little high fantasy. Come on: A girl. In fairyland. I need to have a little more tolerance and a little more imagination to be able to really enjoy this book.
- Victorian-style writing gives me bad, bad memories – The wound is still fresh from the end of the semester. Let’s just say that after taking a children’s literature class in the fall, I want a break from anything that resembles Alice in Wonderland or Peter Pan stylistically.
(Even the illustrations were reminiscent of the illustrations in Lewis Carroll’s book.)
- I have high expectations – The book has awesome blurbs from people I trust. This book was also pretty hyped up. I want to like this book. And I know right now, I won’t be able to do that.
Chances of Me Picking Up This Book (Again): Likely
- I bought this book – I feel a strong obligation to just get my money’s worth by reading it cover to cover.
- The book is pretty and it deserves to be read. Look at that cover!
- September seems like such a sweet main character. September and I did start out pretty well. I like her – and I like her name. She seems like a sweet little girl so she deserves a second chance.