I’m an avid reader. I read all kinds of books, all sorts of genres. I’ve got a Kindle PACKED with books and shelves puking over with hardcover and paperbacks. I LOVE to read.
But lately, I’ve had a rough time finding anything NEW to read. Is it just me, or does it feel like a lot of the “new” stuff that’s been coming out is all the same? Maybe I’m in a reading funk or something, but if I see one more 50 Shades-of-I-Want-to-Get-On-The-Same-Gravy-Train…I’m going to throw something! I don’t know what, but I’m throwing SOMETHING! It’s not that I’m a prude. It takes all kinds of books to make the world turn around, but I like books with more…story. Does that make any sense? I don’t mind a bit of romance thrown in, but not if it’s stuck in there strictly for filler. I just started reading a book like that, written by a popular, but “new to me” writer, and I swear the romance scenes seemed like they were shoved in as an afterthought, like the author was writing one kind of book, but then decided that “sex sells” and randomly put in some sex scenes. They weren’t tasteful done, WAY too graphic. They made no sense as far as the storyline was concerned. I have NO plans to finish this book.
So in my quest for “new to me” reading material, I’m going backwards. Yup! I’ve been reading out of the young adults section. Not anything with teen romance in it, because teen romances make me feel…old. LOL But still, once you weed out those, there’s some REALLY entertaining stuff out there! There are a lot of creative authors emerging. I’ve been pleasantly surprised.
I’m reading a mystery/ghost story right now. It’s something I haven’t seen done before, though I’m only halfway through. And yes, it is a tad embarrassing to drag along a YA novel to read on my lunch break at work, but I suppose it could be worse. He! He! 😉
Have a great day!