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(What’s all the fuss about?):
When it comes to overhyped and underhyped books, I pretty much managed to steer clear of falling for the overhyped stuff that could only end in disappointment this year. If I have to mention a book that got a lot of raving reviews that I, for the love of me, can’t understand, I’ll have to vote for I, Omega by Kari Gregg. What the ever loving fuck?! Thinking about this book and its buckets of cum alone makes me do a full-body shudder (must-read if you think there’s no party like a bukkake party!).
(Why haven’t more people read this?):
Underhyped books: hum hum, I must go with When The Music Stops by John T. Fuller. It’s beautiful and haunting and it deserves to be read by more than a handful of people.
(didn’t know what to expect or the story caught you off guard or anything that just…surprised you…):
2014 was many things, but not the year that my mum finally read the copy of Manna Francis’ Mind Fuck I lent her. It was also not the year that I met Colby Keller. Nor was it the year that I wrote a a Steter or Labyrinth fanfic or just some — any! — kind of fic all by myself. On the bright side: 2014 also wasn’t the year that I burned out on the m/m genre.
No wonder! As long as the genre has shinies like The Magpie Lord series by K.J Charles to offer, it’s not difficult to keep loving it, hard. That doesn’t mean that I don’t tell myself to occasionally intersperse my reads with re-spec-ta-ble classics and business reads. You know, the kind of books that you can actually discuss with your colleagues when you tell them that, yes, you love to read as well! After which they ask you about your favorite books, or worse: “so what are you reading right now?!” And all you can come up with is an ‘uhm’ and ‘eh’ because an endless parade of covers with beheaded torsos, bondage gear and Stiles lip-locking with Derek passes by before your eyes… And thus you mumble something pleasantly vague about enjoying romances.
Does this ever happen to you?
So I decided that my New Year’s solution for 2015 would be to at least read…