things that make you go O_o

It seems to be that time of year again for me.

You know the one I’m talking about.

That skipping-the-sex-scenes season.

Yeah. The mood swing.  I haz it.

Too bad the flipping to the story thing makes you realise that, well, there ain’t much of it anyways.


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29 Responses to things that make you go O_o

  1. Tam says:

    Some have more than others. It does seem to go in cycles, sometimes I want hot, sometimes not. Good luck finding books with plot-plot as I saw it referred to which appears to differ from plot in that there is less penis involved.

  2. I agree with this on so many levels….

    When I find my mouse scrolling pass page after page of smut scenes…. I wonder why I bother sometimes…

    and I don't blame my mood swing…. but I do think it's the season for silly smut scenes..


  3. K. Z. Snow says:

    I really don't like it when we do that Vulcan mind-meld thing.

  4. Kris says:

    Tam: “sometimes I want hot, sometimes not”

    Ditto, although for me this swing can happen within the one reading session. Maybe we can start calling it plot-with-porn as opposed to porn-without-plot??

    EH: “I wonder why I bother sometimes…”

    Yup. I get pissed for wasting my money… and at myself because I knew I should have bought that other book.


    KZ: You trying to give me a complex?? I have enough of those already. πŸ˜›

  5. can I join your 'mood swing season' club?

    also, hello from your new blog stalker

  6. Kris says:

    I think this is definitely a case of the more the merrier, sweet. πŸ™‚

    Also, I like stalkers. Especially when they give me things. But not things like boiling bunnies. That would be icky.

    *waits hopefully*

  7. Chris says:

    I hate it when the sex-to-plot ratio is ridiculous (see, for example, Sean Michael's backlist).

  8. Kris says:

    *snort* I've got to be in the mood for Sean Michael. I also wonder if it's possible to die from dehydration caused by too much sex.

  9. Chris says:

    I think they probably have IVs running into their feet to keep them going.

  10. Kris says:

    *nods* And those IVs are probably chock-a-block with viagra.

    Oh, btw, I originally typed cock-a-block. I might be getting into this topic a bit too much.

  11. Juni says:

    That's so true when you finish a 100 page book in what seems like minutes, jut because you've skipped the sex scenes. Where's my value for money!

  12. Kris says:

    Word. Especially when you're paying 5-7 bucks a pop.

  13. Kaetrin says:

    I don't think I've actually hit that zone yet. Lucky me πŸ˜€

    I do prefer to read books where the sex drives the story or helps the relationship develop rather than is just “candy” but I don't generally skip over them (unless the prose is too purple or the book is just bad – in which case, I'm probably skipping over lots of things, not just the sex).

  14. Kris says:

    You just said 'sex drives'. *giggles*

  15. Jenre says:

    Hmmm, I must be reading different books to you. Either that or maybe I'm getting more picky because the last few longer books I've read have been lots of plot with just the right amount of sex. Perhaps this is because I've not got a lot of reading time at the moment and so I have to spread a book over several days – rather than 1 or 2. This may mean I won't notice if too much sex is between the pages – maybe?

    Sorry you're in a bit of a reading slump and all your books are sex-fests!

  16. orannia says:

    Yeah, I hear you. There are just days when I don't want the….smexing, I want the emotional, and in some books those two seem to be mutually exclusive.

    I'll be delving into an eBook (m/m) this weekend, but it's one of Ginn Hale's The Rifter parts, so lots of plot!

    I hope you find something you can sink your teeth into (plot wise) soon!

  17. Kris says:

    Jen: “This may mean I won't notice if too much sex is between the pages – maybe?”

    I just got an image of sticky pages of a porn mag. That I think you'd notice, especially after a couple of days. πŸ˜‰

    I hope I stop being Reading MacGrump-Slumpity too.

    Orannia: There's a thought. Maybe I should get the Ginn Hale's to read?? Oh, and find myself someone to bite. ;P

  18. Eyre says:

    I just read a Sean Michael book. I knew what to expect, but I did a lot of skimming.

  19. Fiction Vixon just put your blog up on her site so I thought I'd check it out. I love it so I have now added you on my list!

    *loves a new discovery*

  20. Ingrid says:

    I quit reading Sean Michael some time ago.
    Sorry to hear about the slum Kris. I read a few Megan Derr books in the last few weeks and they are low on smut scenes if any. So nothing to skip. Not that I would! They were excellent reads

  21. Kris says:

    Eyre: I'm wondering if expectation is the key; that is, you know what to get in terms of sex scenes from certain authors so you buy at your own peril. Does that make sense?

    MichelleKCanada: Thanks. πŸ™‚ I just saw the post at Sophia's and know how I'll be spending my morning. LOL.

    Ingrid: I am a big fan of Megan Derr's fantasies! I was actually thinking about doing a post about it. Great minds. :DDD

  22. orannia says:

    Orannia: There's a thought. Maybe I should get the Ginn Hale's to read?? Oh, and find myself someone to bite. ;P

    The Rifter is great IMHO. Very plot based, but lots of character development (which I love πŸ™‚ And…no sex so far and I've just got Part IV *happy dancing* So, perhaps a good go-to book ATM. You just won't get a conclusion for another 6 months as each part is released monthly 😦

    As for biting…how about a donut! They…so need biting *grin*

  23. lets start with a cake then? with strawberries. and chocolate bits.

    yet, weord verification wants me to dosomething with 'tomat'. is that a male form of tomato? *puzzled*

  24. Kris says:

    Orannia: I am very interested in The Rifter series, but, let's be honest, I am an impatient cow. I'm thinking it might be a good idea to wait until it's pretty much done before I start reading it.

    Tygrys: *whines* Can't we just have chocolate with the cake. Putting fruit on it as well just sounds way too healthy.

  25. ok, no fruits. and hell, no cake. only chocolate. in shapes of bunnies.

  26. Emilie says:

    It depends for me. Most of the time I can deal with a book that has little plot if I like the characters. Then I'll read some books that have plot, and appreciate having plot. I usually don't skim unless the scenes are badly written anyway.

  27. Kris says:

    Tygrys: Chocolate only works for me. In whatever shape, size or form.

    Which sounds kinda durty. πŸ˜›

    Emilie: “Most of the time I can deal with a book that has little plot if I like the characters.”

    That's a really good point, Em. A reader can generally forgive a lot of things if they become invested in the characters.

  28. Chris says:

    Conversely, if I hate the characters, there's no hope, no matter how good the plot is.

  29. Kris says:

    That's very true too, Chris.

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