Besides still not quite believing that I read the entire 16 books in the tbr pile without caving, something that struck me during the experience was how much I like m/m romance.
I know. An odd revelation considering, hey. (It’s a West Aussie thing. We all put ‘hey’ at the end of our sentences.)
Granted there was a Sean Michael and a Kirby Crow in the pile, but I still missed reading it and by the end of the week I was salivating over the new m/m releases, gobbling up reviews and spending more time in the blog community then I ever had before.
All in all, it made me realise how much m/m romance has become an integral part of my reading life.
Some readers get stuck in ruts and go through phases of loving/hating an author or a series or a genre. I’ve done the same in the past, although these phases tend to pass pretty quickly for me because I read so fast.
Generally, however, I’m a reader who likes to mix up authors and genres to keep things interesting.
At the moment I have fantasy, science fiction, young adult, action/adventure, crime/thriller, romantic suspense and m/m romance all waiting to be devoured. (Yes, I have a tbr pile already! Some of the books came in those brown packages, others I, umm, ‘collected’ whilst I was in buying hiatus.)
Despite the evidence, I assure you the interesting mix thing has nothing to do with me having the attention span of a toy poodle. Rather it has everything to do with what kind of reader I am…
When I’m in the mood to read a certain type of story that’s it, nothing will get in my way.
I’ve gone online at some ungodly hours to purchase ebooks of every type of description just because I’m in the mood for it.
I’ve also been known to drive over to Mumma’s of an evening because I know she has a book or an author I feeling like reading (and, of course, to steal a bottle of wine 🙂 ). Usually, I ring to place my order first so it’s more like a drive thru as opposed to a stop and visit.
Hopeless?? Naughty?? Yes, yes, I am. Unrepentant?? That too. *grin*
Where was I going with this? Oh right.
Being this type of reader I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to find that I’ve definitely got an ‘m/m’ mood.
Although, as a girl, I have to admit saying “I’m in the mood for some hot man-on-man love” out loud sounds a little… #insert adjective here#. LOL.
Anyway, what type of reader are you? Are you a mood reader too? If so, to what lengths have you gone to get the type of book you’ve wanted to read? C’mon ‘fess up. I did.