RANT: Why I Do Not Rate or Review Books I DNF

DNF Acronym for Did Not Finish.  Definition: The act of not completing a book. Hi! My name is Crafty and I’m a DNF’er. Sometimes, when a book’s plot, its characters, and overall vibe fail to keep my attention, I stop chuck the tome to a corner and sever our relationship and move on to a…

RAVE: You Say Finish, I Say DNF.

Lolita, Nabokov’s prized yet controversial story about an aging man’s journey of lust and heartbreak for a young girl, pushed me to the brink. My history with the book started slippery, and like many book dragons, I watched the film first for years before attempting to read the story. I could not help my fascination…

Top 5 Imaginary Hook-ups I’d Love

Disclaimer: I’m happily married to Mr. Scribbles. However, I’m human and some characters raise my temperature more than I’d admit. I’m not alone. Right? Right? Right. Projecting fantasies work as a symptom of reading, similar to vocabulary expansion, creating story lines, or visiting other worlds. Fiction benefits us all. We fantasize while watching movies and…

Five Ways to Prioritize Your Reading This Year

I wish 48-hour days existed. I would slot time to exercise, shop, read, and handle more errands. Alas, my dream will not come true. But, I’m not alone. One reason people claim to not read: No Time. Yet, reading makes our days better by reducing stress, builds empathy, and life enhancement. Life’s a struggle. Time’s our biggest…

Bookish Habits

I’m a creature of habit. I like what I like, and after living for some decades (Don’t ask!), my habits fit to a key. Of course, being a book dragon, I have more habits. But, for the interest of time, energy and this list, I’ll needle them down to five. Before I read a book,…

A to Z Book Tag

I saw this on Annemieke‘s (A Dance with Books) blog and rubbed my hands together to see what I could add to this interesting tag. Feel free to join! Author You’ve Read the Most Books From Toni Morrison. Courtney Summers. Jacqueline Woodson. Stephen King. Nella Larson. Danzy Senna. Nicola Yoon. V.C. Andrews (though technically a ghostwriter…