Dabble • verb 1 [with object] immerse (one’s hands or feet) partially in water and move them around gently: they dabbled their feet in the rock pools; [no object] (of a duck or other waterbird) move the bill around in shallow water while feeding: teal dabble in the shallows. 2 [no object] take part in an activity in a casual or superficial way: he dabbled in left-wing politics. Origin:mid 16th century: from obsolete Dutch dabbelen, or a frequentative of the verb dab.
If you're thinking 'Huh?', fear not! There is method to my madness. (Isn't there always? No, don't answer that :) I was finally getting around to some blog hopping tonight and happened upon the lovely Kassa from three am's review of The Saturnalia Effect. As I pointed out in my comment on Kassa's blog, to date I've only read one prison story - Scarlet Blackwell's And So Is Love (which BTW is amazing, but a very hard book to read emotionally [like all of Scarlet Blackwell's books]) so I was edging towards adding The Saturnalia Effect to my TBR list (it sounded like another emotionally hard read, which is right up my alley :) when I read the words 'supernatural element'. And everything stopped!
See, when it comes to supernatural elements I prefer books that either go there completely or don't... Kind of an either or rather than both. I'm just...not that into dabblers. It's like my brain either needs to be fully in logical mode or fully in imaginative mode. I kind of end up split if the book dabbles. Saying that, the Falls Chance Ranch series that I'm currently
I guess what I'm saying is that while I try to avoid dabblers, I can be persuaded otherwise.
So, do you dabble?