October 18th, 2015

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

Rectober Post #9 - Hunger Games

Title:Songbird
Author: HGRomance
Pairing(s): Katniss/Peeta
Rating: R
Word Count: 3405
Warnings: None
Summary: I was a smoky-eyed guitarist, dipped in kohl and tattooed. He was a preppy daddy with a dandelion for a kid. And he had to be ten years older than me. Modern AU. One-shot.

Why I loved it: I don't generally read Hunger Games AUs. I prefer reading about alternate canons or fill in the blanks or just about anything canon-related. But I saw this summary and couldn't resist. Man, this hit a lot of buttons. Katniss actually felt like Katniss (which is hard for me to buy outside of canon stories), there's a sweet romance with just enough heat to steam the page, and the potential made my mind go awhirl. In fact, I enjoyed this little one-shot so much I actually went out and bought one of this author's original works. I *very* rarely do that.
merlin - arthur hopeful: sallyna_smile

Very boring weekend

It's been a quiet weekend, so nothing much to talk about. Alicia spent yesterday in Santa Cruz for a band thing, while today was futzing around the house and running errands. She's decided she's being a weeping angel for Halloween, so we had to go out and get some of the bits she needs for her costume. I wish I could get excited about this holiday, but it just does nothing for me.

This week should be a bit better. Alicia and I are going to see Crimson Peak on Tuesday night, which I've been looking forward to for months. Plus, yuletide sign-ups opened today, so I have to sit down and figure out exactly what I'm going to offer/request this year. In the meantime, the words are slowly trickling out, but at least they're coming.
books - reading dreaming: coloryourdream

Reader question

Question for series readers out there.

I rarely hold onto print books after I've read them. I only do so for books and/or series I love. That probably ends up being about 5% of the print books I read. Otherwise, I trade them to other readers or give them away.

I just finished a book in a series I've been enjoying a lot--so much so that I held onto the first three books with pleasure--but this fourth book left me a little cold. I know I'll never read it again. It just didn't work for me. So now I'm torn about whether or not I should keep it.

On one hand, the thought of having an incomplete series makes my skin crawl.

On the other, the fact that I know I'll never read it--and that I could trade it for something I will--makes me seriously consider putting up with an incomplete series on my shelves.

What would you do?