Yeah aside from my boring job, I try to juggle my hobbies with the very little time I have during work week, by updating my social network account, fangirling over Evan Peters of American Horror Story,watching anime and most of the time reading on my iBooks. It’s my new best friend. I admit, since high school I enjoyed reading Mystery/Suspense novels with a Male Detective protagonist, however since last month I have read a lot of Young Adult Novels(though I have read some before like Fallen Series by Lauren Kate and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson Series). YA romance and suspense, some contemporary, paranormal (It’s about angels & fallen angels, vampires and werewolves is not my thing), and then some Dystopian Era setting.
Because I can’t get enough of reading, I recently dabbled into adult romance/erotica, yes I know, I was bored… And curious at the same time. I saw on CNN this adult novel that is currently a New York Best Seller, next to Hunger Games, and was curious why, so I gave it a try. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James, and 2 more Fifty Shades blah blah followed, so that makes it 150 shades! Haha…Though last 2010 was when I first tried to read an erotica novel, The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice, and I had to put it down before reading half way because I was disgusted with how it was written and maybe because BDSM is not my thing, I still gave Fifty Shades a try. And to my disappointment, it is kind of the same as my first try. Although it was way better than Anne Rice’s writing, I still had to put it down. I skimmed the last few chapters and did the same with the 2nd and 3rd book, after reading 40% of the first one. To my conclusion? Yes I really don’t like BDSM. I can stand a romance or erotica novel minus the Bondage/Domination etc thingy.
Thanks to GoodReads, I have read other cool Romance/Erotica novel, the likes of Laura Kaye’s Hearts in Darkness and Evangeline Anderson’s Brides of the Kindred series, and also too many Young Adult Novels are now on my iBooks Shelf. I especially loved The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg and in love with Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush hush Saga. And like everyone else who loves to read, I have read the Hunger Games series (I’m still on the 3rd one) by Suzanne Collins before watching the movie a week ago.
(Source: Calai on GoodReads)