Musing Mondays – April 4th, 2016

Musing Mondays is a weekly theme hosted by the lovely MizB @ Books and a Beat, that asks you to answer one of the prompt questions and that week’s random question.


  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) this past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What is your favorite “comfort” read?




Nora & Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

I’m supposed to be reading this for NetGalley, but y’all, I’m struggling so hard with this book. I never want to pick it up! I literally played Xbox all afternoon yesterday so I wouldn’t have to read this. I’ve read about 50 pages of it and while it’s written so beautifully and I love all of the Peter Pan references, this book is above all, DEPRESSING. I knew that there was going to be some references to domestic violence, but I seriously wasn’t prepared for just how big of a part that plays in this story.

I like to read for the escape and adventure, not to be disgusted and bummed out by what goes on in our society. Domestic violence is a serious, serious issue and I would never want any child or adult to have to experience that. And I really appreciate that authors take the time to shed light on these issues, however, the way this book is written, I truly feel ill when I’m reading it and I just don’t think I can handle that anymore.

What do you think? Should I continue on with the story or just accept that I won’t enjoy it and move on? Have you ever had a problem like this while reading a book?


I hate to admit this, but I am not a “rereader”. I read a book once and then it pretty much sits and looks pretty on my shelf until the end of time. The only time I’ll reread is for series when the next book comes out, like I reread Harry Potter soooo many times when I was younger as each new book was released. So I guess I’ll have to go with Harry Potter for this answer. Oh, and I’ll add Anne of Green Gables as well, because I have read it multiple times growing up.


Be sure and leave a link to your Musing Mondays post, or if you want, just answer the questions and leave them in the comments! Happy reading!

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13 thoughts on “Musing Mondays – April 4th, 2016”

  1. I always put a book down if I’m not enjoying it. If I keep reading books I dislike, it puts me in a huge slump. That’s why I had to DNF The Raven Boys! PS, I got Anne in the mail today 😀

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    1. I know, this book was literally making me not want to read at all! I tried it some more this afternoon and just couldn’t do it anymore. I feel bad because I hardly ever DNF but this one I just had to.


  2. I’d say if a book is making you actively avoid reading, it may time to give up on it haha I have that one from NetGalley to review too and I’m hoping I’ll enjoy it. Depressing material usually doesn’t put me off of a book, but we’ll see!

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    1. Yeah, I tried it again this afternoon but finally had to just give up. It was just too much for me. I hope you enjoy it though! It’s gotten all good ratings on Goodreads, but I just couldn’t stomach the domestic violence.

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      1. Sorry you didn’t like it, but thanks for the heads-up on how heavy the domestic violence is. It’s good to know before going into it!

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