Reading seems to be lost in this world of every growing youtube videos, inspirational instagram posts and other blurb like media.
Rarely do I mention to people that I like to read, because then the next question that everyone always asks is “oh yah!?!?! What are you reading right now?” Or “what genre do you like to read?”. Then, the inevitable awkward pause initiates, where I have to evaluate if I want to shock them, if they are cool and wouldn’t mind to hear what I have to say or the possibility of having the same genre preferences.
SMUT. Erotic Romance. With a side order of historical significance or fantasy. I like it, love it, gotta have it.
HAHA. You’d be surprised how many people read romance novels or anything of the erotic variety. I just watched a documentary that I came across that is available on Netflix called, “Love Between the Sheets”. It was awesome!
At one point in the documentary, they mentioned how easily accessible this genre of books are available now. I can’t go into my nearest bookstore chain and find the first book of a series… EVER. So, I’ve converted to the e-reader world. I have the first and every book there after at my fingertips. The moment I finish one book, I can be on to the next one in a heartbeat. Being able to read it in a moments notice or be able to take it with me anywhere AND without having the cheesy book covers either! Being at an airport or public place where everyone is completely nosey and want to know what you’re reading and take a quick peek at the cover.
I particularly don’t care but there are many out there who do. Being able to read a book completely mobile and NOW knowing that there is a big following as well is such a great feeling. There are so many women out there that love reading this genre and we don’t even know it. Kind of Iike a secret society. Soooooo many walks of life. It’s refreshing. With all these inspiring writers allowing us readers to read their work is such an great opportunity and privilege.
If you have some time and like documentaries, check out this glimpse into the world of the women who create and consume romance novels.