Ok so I'm in the midst of a quandary. I'm reading several books right now, and one of the ones is one I'm reviewing. Doesn't sound like too much of a problem right? Well here's the problem. I'm not in the mood to read that particular genre right now. Obviously I will have to finish the book - especially since I've got a certain date to post the review by - but I'm going to have to try really hard to not let my mood affect my review. And that's my quandary.
What am I reading right now? Well there's one secular fantasy book, a Christian fantasy, a beach read, and a Biblical fiction one. Plus I'm about to start a contemporary romance to review. So which one is giving me trouble?
Secular Fantasy - A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
I'm really enjoying this final volume in the Wheel of Time saga. I started reading that series 13 years ago and finally we're going to find out the answer to one of the most important questions - Will Rand be successful?
Christian Fantasy - Judge by R.J. Larson
Beach Read - Getaway Girlz by Joan Rylen (Kindle book)
Four college friends take a trip to Mexico when the marriage of one of the four falls apart. The sister of one of my elementary/jr high/high school friends is the author. So I'd promised him ages ago that I'd read his sister's book and review it.
Biblical Fiction - Rebekah by Jill Eileen Smith
Book 2 in the Wives of the Patriarchs Series tells the story of Isaac and Rebekah. I'd just finished reading Sarai, the first book in this series. I'm not very far into it, but it is nice to see these Bible characters have more personality than what we get in Scripture.
Contemporary Romance - Clouds by Robin Jones Gunn
Ah Glenbrooke. I still plan on moving there someday. It's my favorite fictional town. This is Shelly and Jonathan's love story. It's been a while since I read this and I've not actually started it yet.
So do you think I'll be able to review the book, Rebekah, without letting my mood of being so done with that genre not get in my way? I hope so. I really do. Because it's not fair to the author for me to not attempt to give the book my total and complete honest opinion. But I can promise that it will be hard to do. I do know that I'll take a break from most historical fiction/Biblical fiction for a bit and maybe then I'll be back in the mood to read it. So how do you be fair in a review when you're not in the mood to read that genre anymore? That's my biggest quandary.