Thursday, August 7, 2014

Radio Silence.


This has to stop. The "Me-not-posting-posts" thing. Actually, its been so long since I HAVE posted, that I seriously doubt anyone is still listening…. 

Houston? Houston? Anyone there?

Yup. Didn't think so. 

Consider this post my leaf turning. My new start. Operation "Blog Image Makeover." Readysetgo!! 

Anyway, I'm reading Outlander right now, and I have to admit, its just… meh. Seriously. I can't figure out what the hype is about. And I say that knowing full well there are thousands of women everywhere… (errrr… or at least there WOULD be thousands, if thousands actually read my blog) who are cursing my name for saying so. 


I don't get it. The story idea is fantastic. I mean, who doesn't love a good time traveler?! Add a bit o' Scottish hottie and bada boom bada bing! You got a story! 

But the writing. The sentences. The words. YOU GUYS….  ITS SO BORING. The pacing is just so off for me. The action gets bogged down in every single minute description of every single action she takes in the day. 

*pounds head against wall*

Also, I'm not a fan of the narrative-like style. It makes me feel like she's just telling me the story rather than showing. (I'm such a show-not-tell snob these days. Its sickening. I'm aware.) 

But anyway, anyone with comments actually still tentatively checking my blog for signs of life who wants to weigh in on this, please, share with the class! I know I have AT LEAST two friends who are probably shooting daggers at me for this post…. (here's lookin' at you, Mandi and Michelle!) But seriously, even if you hate me for it, I'd love to chat about it. (Cause I really gotta know… what's with the hype??)

[Side note, I DID watch the first episode of the TV series last night, and it showed promise, so I'm not completely killing the idea of it. But lets just say I'm exactly jumping to put the sequel on my "To Read" list.]

So since Outlander didn't capture my attention the way I hoped, I'm also reading The Strange and
Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. And lemme just say… don't ever let anyone tell you "peeps don't judge books by their covers." Cause they totally do. I'm living proof. But as I'm only on like page 5 of the book (on account of I have a dear little angel that has been quite cantankerous lately), I don't have much of an opinion on it yet. But it has a solid above-four-stars rating on Goodreads, so, ya know. Can't go wrong! 

Any-whooo… I'm gonna "Julie Out!" here now, because its highly doubtful anyone is reading anyway. I must go forth and search out YOUR blogs to bribe you to comment on mine. Muahahahaha!

Julie out. 


Lover Dove said...

Outlander picks up AFTER Claire goes through the stones. The reason its so "dry" is because her marriage to Frank is "dry". LOL

Once you get to Jamie things pick up nicely. :P


Julie Tuovi said...


Pick up.

Yeah. I'm mature.

Terry Lee-Rosing said...
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Barbara Kloss said...

Oh, DANG IT. Well, there goes that one. I've been so curious about this one for so long. Let me know if you finish it.

I'd say welcome back, but being that I rarely check blogger, well, I wouldn't know if you'd been gone... Oh, so SAD!

Julie said...

Barb… I was gonna tell you once I finished (cause I'm still holding out that it MIGHT get better!!) But yeah, at this point I'd say don't bother!

I wish…. IWISHIWISHIWISH I could love this book! I wanted to! I'd heard so many good things!!! Why or why couldn't it have my love?


It cannot.

S. L. Hennessy said...

I just have no desire to read any more of these. I don't like them and frankly don't get why people are so excited about them.

Julie Tuovi said...

Don't hold back, Lauren… tell me how you REALLY feel! Haha ( :

Alas! If only I had discussed this book with you BEFORE starting. Could have put my good reading hours to something else.