Category: What the Feck

What the Feck (WTF): When a change in narrators works…and when it doesn’t!

What the Feck (WTF): When a change in narrators works…and when it doesn’t!

Posted June 2, 2014 by Jonetta in What the Feck | 30 Comments

What the Feck?! (WTF?!) is where we discuss bookish topics that had us thinking WTF?! while reading a book, talking to others in the book community or book news. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   When a change in narrators works…and when it doesn’t! As June is for audiobooks, WTF will address topics related to that subject for the rest of the month.   Have you ever listened to a series that began with one narrator and somewhere down the line changed performers? I’ve listened to two series where that happened, one being a positive change and the other…a bumpy ride.   I’ve learned that most authors don’t have any control (maybe limited, at best) over who narrates their stories. As the appeal […]


What the Feck (WTF): Happy Memorial Day!

What the Feck (WTF): Happy Memorial Day!

Posted May 26, 2014 by Jennifer in What the Feck | 14 Comments

What the Feck?! (WTF?!) is where we discuss bookish topics that had us thinking WTF?! while reading a book, talking to others in the book community or book news. Stop by on Mondays for new topics. Happy Memorial Day!   What’s your favorite romance featuring a solider?   I’ve not read many books featuring military men but I’m getting a taste for them.  Here is a list of books I’ve read so far this year. The Valentine’s Arrangement by Kelsie Leverich (army) Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye (army) Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye (army) Walk on the Striped Side by Jessie Lane (army) Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis (army) Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti (army)   I need some recommendations. Tell me some of your favorite military romances.  […]


What the Feck (WTF): I’ll Buy Anything You Write!

What the Feck (WTF): I’ll Buy Anything You Write!

Posted May 19, 2014 by Jonetta in What the Feck | 24 Comments

What the Feck?! (WTF?!) is where we discuss bookish topics that had us thinking WTF?! while reading a book, talking to others in the book community or book news. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   I’ll Buy Anything You Write!    A few years ago, there were very few authors I considered auto buys (maybe two). A few years on Goodreads and Shelfari and my list got longer. And, it continues to evolve. I don’t have a set of criteria to use to consider an author an auto buy. It’s a pretty emotional decision for me. But, there are some consistencies among those appearing on my list.   My experience is predictable No matter the genre, I’m guaranteed to feel like I’m getting […]


What the Feck (WTF): It’s Not Me, It’s You! (Part Deux)

What the Feck (WTF): It’s Not Me, It’s You! (Part Deux)

Posted May 12, 2014 by Jennifer in What the Feck | 15 Comments

What the Feck?! (WTF?!) is where we discuss bookish topics that had us thinking WTF?! while reading a book, talking to others in the book community or book news. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   Dumping Series: When it’s not me but YOU that must go.    Last January I took part in a discussion It’s Not Me, It’s You with Jen (Red Hot Books) & Rachel (Parajunkee) about series we’ve dropped and why. I decided it was time to revisit my list to update you guys on if I stayed with them or dumped them. Then after a Twitter discussion with Brianna (The Book Vixen) about how we are over the BDB series I thought I’d invite her to put her two cents […]


What the Feck (WTF): What are you “So Over” these days?

What the Feck (WTF): What are you “So Over” these days?

Posted May 5, 2014 by Jonetta in What the Feck | 37 Comments

What the Feck?! (WTF?!) is where we discuss bookish topics that had us thinking WTF?! while reading a book, talking to others in the book community or book news. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   What are you “So Over” these days?    This isn’t a rant. It’s just weariness over seeing some things over and over again. So much so I just quickly move on.   Here’s my list of a few things I am SO OVER. 1. Billionaires under 30 Let’s be realistic. There aren’t that many of them in the world. In the beginning (Christian Grey) it was intriguing but now it’s just an old trope. It doesn’t even matter if it’s a very good story. I’m at capacity and […]


What the Feck (WTF): I Did NOT Sign Up For This…Why Am I Getting This?

What the Feck (WTF): I Did NOT Sign Up For This…Why Am I Getting This?

Posted April 28, 2014 by Jennifer in What the Feck | 13 Comments

What the Feck?! (WTF?!) is where we discuss bookish topics that had us thinking WTF?! while reading a book, talking to others in the book community or book news. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   WTF, I Did NOT Sign Up For This?   Lately I’ve had an influx of newsletters from authors and book tour companies that I did NOT I sign up for. First, I think why am I getting this SPAM. Second, how are they signing me up for it (duh I know they can grab my email address from the blog) without having to verify the email address. Because the newsletters I DO sign up for always sends me an email to confirm I signed up for them. Third, […]


What the Feck (WTF): Why “Spoil” a Review?

What the Feck (WTF): Why “Spoil” a Review?

Posted April 21, 2014 by Jonetta in What the Feck | 35 Comments

What the Feck?! (WTF?!) is where we discuss bookish topics that had us thinking WTF?! while reading a book, talking to others in the book community or book news. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   Why “Spoil” a Review?     I try to ignore them. I’ve tried to just let this go. But, for the life of me, I don’t understand the purpose of putting spoilers in a review. Maybe I should step back and reexamine who the audience is for reviews. When I write them, they’re directed to those who haven’t read the book and are considering the title. Even for a continuing series where the book being reviewed isn’t the first, I’m still trying to talk to the reader who […]


What the Feck (WTF): Do You Blindly Follow a Favorite Author?

What the Feck (WTF): Do You Blindly Follow a Favorite Author?

Posted April 14, 2014 by Jennifer in What the Feck | 21 Comments

What the Feck?! (WTF?!) is where we discuss bookish topics that had us thinking WTF?! while reading a book, talking to others in the book community or book news. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   Do You Blindly Follow a Favorite Author?   I often read Carmel’s and Julie’s QUESTION weekly post. And back in November one of my favorite questions is the reason for this week’s What the Feck post. You can read Carmel’s answer to Do You Blindly Read a New Series by a Favorite Author HERE and Julie’s answer HERE.   My short answer, YES. If I enjoy an author’s writing I will try other books by them. This doesn’t always work. Sometimes I enjoy the author’s work no matter what […]