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April 1st - 7th - Have you ever ventured out of your comfort zone in terms of reading a genre you have never read? If so, did you get hooked on that new genre? (submitted by Elizabeth)
Yikes....yes I have. I had never read Dystopia or Erotica and I was asked to review some books. I thought what the heck sure I'll try them...how hard can it be. Dystopia was a wild ride in the sense that it was harder for me to solve the puzzle of the plot and I had to think harder as to how the story could be resolved. I have read some I really love and I DNF many as they were too disjointed for me. I am not hook on this genre exactly but certain authors I will always read because their writing is so well done. Erotica....well that was a whole other story. Several years ago I read Fifty Shades of Grey which is now tame to other stories I have read. I was extremely uncomfortable with the first book, then curious about what was being written about so read other books and a larger variety of authors. I got intrigued by things being described and wondering how would they know how to write this stuff. And I can't say I have became hooked on this but have read some that are not BDSM with more of a plot with true meaning instead of sensationalization to shock. To be honest at this point in time almost every book including Historical Romance has erotica in it because the love scenes are extremely detailed about every minute detail and step of what they are doing. I can't say that I am hooked on it, though I do review a bit of it. I love my Historical Romance, Time Travel and Paranormal Romance the best.
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