Wednesday, April 6, 2011

2 stars, 1 star

I finished two more stars for Jason's karate quilt - 5 down, 5 to go.

I also finished reading True Love Quilting Club by Lori Wilde. I got the book through Paperback Swap, which I just joined last week. I'm still trying to expand my quilt fiction library. I should have not bothered with this book, though. I was so disappointed. First of all, it could have been 1/3 as long - it was one of those books where it seems like the author tells you the same thing 2 or 3 times as a general rule, and not even in a different way. Makes me wonder if the author thinks the reader is an idiot. Add to that the fact that the characters weren't particularly well developed and that it was as predictable as night following day, and I was sorry to have ordered it. But my disappointment was compounded by the (what I saw as) gratuitous sex in the book. Lots and lots of it. I can deal with the romance, but I can do without the "throbbing member". Oh well, live and learn.

Emilie Richards, Jennifer Chiaverini, Earlene Fowler, Marie Bostwick, Lizbie Brown, Sandra Dallas, Terri Thayer, Clare O'Donohue and Arlene Sachitano - I implore you, PLEASE churn out some more books so I can have some enjoyable quilt fiction to read!

6 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful stars! Thanks for the book review. That is one I will definitely stay away from. I'm reading Emilie Richards currently.

Char said...

Love the stars. Thanks for the warning about the book.

Becky said...

I know what you mean about the gratuitous smut. I don't understand why there isn't a mandatory explicit sex warning on books. Some book clubs will show it, but it needs to be front and center in all reviews, previews, covers, and descriptions. I skip the pages, but I wouldn't have wasted my time with the book had I known beforehand. Blech.

Shay said...

Half Way there with the stars Erin. Way to go. I've never read any quilt fiction....Im not sure I want to after that review!

Julie Fukuda said...

I have read Chiaverini and Fowler but not the others and books in English are rather hard to get here. I swap books with choir members but they don't read quilt stories (a minus) but also, they don't read trash.(a big plus)

Nancy said...

thanks for the review!