Not My Genre with Living Dead in Dallas

Not My Genre is a personal reading challenge I have created for myself, and for others to participate in if they wish (for both readers needing a challenge and fans, just grab the badge and get reading). For more details and back story to the Not My Genre challenge you can read my initial post, but please feel free to ask me any questions if you feel stuck or are unsure.

Spoiler Note: As this is mix of read-along and reading challenge, spoilers will be unavoidable. Following are the details for the book being read, including intervals set for jotting down thoughts, if you wish to take part and haven’t read the book yet. Spoilers will crop up after the synopsis.

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Not My Genre Announcement: Living Dead in Dallas

Not My Genre is a personal reading challenge I have created for myself, and for others to participate in if they wish (for both readers needing a challenge and fans, just grab the badge and get reading). For more details and back story to the Not My Genre challenge you can read my initial post, but please feel free to ask me any questions if you feel stuck or are unsure.

Previous Not My Genre Posts: IntroductionDead Until Dark

Continue reading

Not My Genre with Dead Until Dark

Not My Genre is a personal reading challenge I have created for myself, and for others to participate in if they wish (for both readers needing a challenge and fans, just grab the badge and get reading). For more details and back story to the Not My Genre challenge you can read my initial post, but please feel free to ask me any questions if you feel stuck or are unsure.

Spoiler Note: As this is mix of read-along and reading challenge, spoilers will be unavoidable. Following are the details for the book being read, including intervals set for jotting down thoughts, if you wish to take part and haven’t read the book yet. Spoilers will crop up after the synopsis.

Previous Not My Genre Posts: Introduction

Continue reading

Introducing Not My Genre: An Involved Reading Challenge

Much to my initial surprise, I became a fan of the T.V. show True Blood. When I finished watching the latest season I allowed a thought, which had been percolating in my brain for some time, come up for serious consideration. The thought was, ‘I wonder if I should read the actual books?’

Now, I’ve read the first in the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris. It irked me. I know it is fantasy, there’s romance included, and you need to exercise a certain level of suspension of disbelief. When it came to specific characters getting laid for the first time, oh sorry, I mean when it came to the romantic arc… My suspension of disbelief ended.

I’ve stated several times on BA that I’m not a romantic. I believe I suspend disbelief enough as it is with vampires, zombies, magic, elves, faeries, dragons, werewolves, and other such phenomenon appearing in fiction. Why should I do so with people who can have an excellent, non-awkward, first time? I need some realism in my stories. Continue reading