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Why my latest reviews took awhile.

Published January 9, 2014 by Book Junkette

Evening, my cream custards!

Tonight, just want to explain, if I can, why my reviews for Kiss of Fire and Eyes of Ember took so long.

As mentioned in an earlier post, the way my mind works is not traditional, nor normal.

Not by a long shot.

Primarily, the issues that kept cropping up when I tried to write the reviews, are as follows.

Please, bear with me.

Joclyn and Ryland kept reminding me of Romeo and myself.

Romeo is what I will always refer to my other half as.

Together since we were kids, we’ve endured plenty: accidents, loss, near misses.

So many times over the years, we’ve gone for months without talking, for various reasons.

Life, family, jobs.

Other people..

Between the two of us, we’ve had more than a few near death experiences.

No, I am not exaggerating.

My most current, and equally worse one, was when I was hit in 2009.

Romeo, at the beach in 2010, when a tide nearly dragged him to sea.

It’s scary, when we talk, learn these things, realise how close we’ve come to losing one another.

Since the day we met, there was never any doubt we would be together.

15 years later, we still are and very much in love.

I know plenty of people don’t believe in “insta-love” or love at first sight, but for us, it was.

When you find someone who speaks to your heart, there is no denying it.

Joclyn and Ryland make my heart ache, for this reason.

Through some of the worst, Ryland wanted nothing more than to be with Joclyn.

To love, protect, care for her.

Because she was HIS other half.

It’s books like this, that tug at my heart strings, the reason why I love them so much.

That is all, my darlings.

I have a delicious new book to get back to!

Sleep sweet.

xx Tara


Eventual DNFs

Published September 15, 2013 by Book Junkette

Happy rainy day, my sweet tarts!

Today’s blog post is a little on the heavy side, but I promise there will be fun later on!

As the title suggests, today I am talking DNFs: Did not finish.

Now, unlike a lot of people, the reason I cannot finish a book sometimes is NOT because I didn’t get into the story.

Quite the opposite, actually.

I mentioned in an earlier post about my accident, nearly 4 years ago.

That stupid accident is the reason for this.

After a few concussions, some seizures, followed by who knows WHAT kind of head trauma I suffered that day, my mind does not function normally.

No, I am saying this for pity, merely the truth about why my writing is so..odd, at times.

It’s the way my mind processes everything now, which makes it near on impossible to try and be like other bloggers.

Sometimes, I DNF because the author’s writing, no matter how subtle, changes enough my mind picks up on it.

Then, it automatically changes the words around, frustrating to the point of barely being able to read.

It can be something as silly as going from using “Me” to “I”, or using short sentences, rather than the previously long, descriptive ones.

Small, silly issues most people wouldn’t notice, but catches my eye and winds up giving me a migraine.

Whenever I DNF, which I hope will not be often, I will explain WHY in the post, but still encourage you to check said book out.

Knock on wood, there won’t be many DNFs in my future.

Truly enjoy books too much for that!

On that note, I bid you adieu, my twisted crullers.

There is a damp ferret requiring my attention, some sisters to cook breakfast with and a thoroughly dreary day to be enjoyed.

Two books reviews and a cover post to come!

xx Tara

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