Note: Review copy provided by Astor + Blue in exchange for an honest review
Hello March! Now that it has been 3 months into the year, how's your reading experience going so far? Toppled that TBR pile yet? I know I haven't! Hehehe.
guest post. Sadly, the book didn't seem as hilarious as I thought it would be. Or maybe it was because I couldn't connect to the story, even though I finished it till the end.
I wasn't expecting a book about an old married couple and how they traversed and reconnected. I'm not really into that kind of story, especially since I have never been married and soundly single, I cannot relate to that plot. I was expecting more hilarious call outs of how romance is, and less too much over-thinking on the part of Pauline. However, the writing was fluid and the pacing was quickly. It's a good thing it was fast-paced or I might have given up on the story.
I could not relate to Pauline at all. She was also part of the military--and I cannot connect her to the woman in the cover of the book. I did sympathize with her troubles, although the sub-characters -- such as her children -- made me enjoy the book more.
What do you do when the plot/your expectations aren't realize once you read the book? Do you finish the story, hoping it will still be good, or DNF? I finished The Perils of Pauline, but I have definitely DNF'd several books not even halfway thru the story. Thoughts?