I confess that I…..Have cried because of a book
To some this may not seem like a big deal but I should start out by saying my nickname is the Ice Queen. Whether it’s a family death or some kind of a tragedy, I rarely cry (but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel sad!!). First time I cried because of a book, I didn’t just cry. I was wrecked. The ending to Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward ruined my day. Yes, it ends on a happy note but the damage was done.
I confess that I…..Have more DNF books now than I did 2 years ago.
I couple years ago I’d finish a book no matter how much I wasn’t liking it. I figured I started it so I might as well finish it. Now I just don’t have the time or desire to force myself to finish a book if I’m not into it. Part of my time issue relates to my second confession which is…..
I confess that I…..I don’t know when to stop reading a series.
Everyone has felt it. That point in a long running series where you’re just no longer in love with it like you use to be. I can think of a few series off the top of my head I feel this way about right now (e.x. would be Lynsay Sands’ Argeneau/Rogue Hunter books) but I just can’t let go of them. Part of me wants to know what happens and another part figures I have so much time already invested in the series, I might as well continue on.
Anyone have advice on how to make a clean break from series you’ve been with since the beginning?
I confess that I…..Spend more time dusting and keeping my bookshelves in order more than any other part in my house.
I’ve got myself a special Swiffer wand and everything. Not only do I dust the shelves but the books themselves. They’re my babies how can I not take good care of them?
I confess that I….Have picked up a book by an author I love and having no idea what it’s about, started reading it
There are some authors I know that when I read one of their books, more than likely, I’m going to enjoy it. It may not be my favorite but I can count on them to entertain. So sometimes I find myself starting a book just because it’s written by one of my favorite authors and getting a few pages in and think “wait, what’s this book about?”
I confess that….I’m a skimmer
I almost hate admitting this because I know hard work goes into writing a book but after a certain point, another love scene just doesn’t feel necessary and I really want to get back to the action that’s taking place outside the bedroom. Or do I really need 6 pages full of details to learn that the guy is tall, has black hair with tan skin and green eyes? No, not really.
I confess that I….Use to hate going into the romance section to buy my books
Before my PNR addiction kicked into high gear, I mostly picked my books up in the fiction and sci-fi (or fantasy) sections of the book store. So when I went looking for Dark Lover (I know, the title should have been a warning) for the first time, I was surprised to learn I had to venture into the romance section to get it. Seriously? The section with the cheesy book covers of women wearing flowing gowns and men who are in desperate need of a haircut? I may have looked around to make sure no one was watching where I was heading that first time but since then, it’s where most of my money is spent.
I confess that I….Will rarely read a book that has a love triangle
That’s not to say I haven’t read a book with a love triangle. I’ve read a couple novellas by Eve Langlais and I thought they were cute and hot. I just have a difficult time wrapping my mind around the thought of these two people being head over heals in love then one of them finds another person they feel the same way about. Doesn’t that kind of lessen the value when you’re able to feel such deep emotions about more than one person? If you like those types of books, I say kudos to you but they’re not my cup of tea.
What are some of your reading confessions?
I confess that I….Have skipped to the end of the book to make sure it has a HEA
When things get intense and a relationship appears to be on the rocks, I need some assurance that things will be ok in the end. So sometimes I skip ahead and make sure I get my happily ever after. Yes it’s cheating but I’m alright with that
I confess that I….Have had my entire day(s) ruined because of how a book ended
I remember it like it was yesterday. I was reading Double Cross by Carolyn Crane and loving how thing were unfolding when BAM! she threw a curve ball for an ending and I was wrecked for days. This has happened a few times and I’ve never regretted reading these books but I have wished they came with a warning, some tissue and lots of chocolate.
I confess that I….Hug my books
Ok, maybe not every book but yea, I hug my books. Especially the ones with mantastic covers.
I confess that I….Often don’t care for a book’s heroine
In several of the PNR/UF books I’ve read, the heroines either feel they need to prove something all the time or they’re little more than a door mat. Finding that right balance of tough, smart, stubborn, strong (not necessarily physically), and feminine isn’t always easy but when it’s done right (e.x. Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels, Jennifer Estep’s Gin Blanco and Jeaniene Frost’s Cat Crawford) it’s awesome. Unfortunately, it’s not always done right.
What about you? What are some of your reading confessions?
I confess that I…..Love paranormal romance but more times than not hate the book covers
Paranormal romance is my absolute favorite genre but oh wow, are there some bad book covers.
The cheesy cartoonish ones of the first few books in Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series, the blah ones from Nalini Singh Psy-Changeling series (especially when compared to her lovely Guild Hunter covers) and the lackluster covers from super author Sherrilyn Kenyon are just a few where the saying it’s what’s inside that counts applies.
I confess that I…..Have never read a contemporary romance nor have I ever had the urge to
No thank you. I understand why to others this is their genre of choice but it’s not for me. When I read I want to be taken completely away from the every day. Not that my life even remotely resembles that of heroines in those books but I need some alphas to have some kind of paranormal bite.
I confess that I…..Have never read Twilight or 50 Shades and plan to never pick up either
Would I have read them if the books haven’t been crammed down my throat from every form of media? Perhaps but we’ll never know.
I confess that I…..Did not like Zsadist from J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series for a very long time
This is my favorite PNR series but for the longest time I didn’t like Zsadist. I just didn’t understand why he’s the favorite of so many people.
On my second reading of the series something changed. He became more appealing I suppose and as I reread each book, I liked him more and more. I even went back and read his short story that’s in the readers guide. I still don’t get why so many people love him. Yes, I know he’s a tortured hero but they’re ALL tortured heroes!
What about you? What are your reading confessions?