Friday, October 14, 2016

Reading Right Now! (87)

What I'm Reading Right Now! is... the exact same thing I was reading last week. This past week was just kind of a slow reading week for me. I've been kinda tired, Netflixing it up with The Walking Dead, and just haven't been in the biggest reading mood. I'm not in a slump, it's just been a week where I don't want to read every second.
So I thought I'd show you the book that's next on my TBR, just for some kind of excitement. I guess I could give you an update on my other books too, it'll be quick.


-- 21st Century Dead edited by Christopher Golden-- I've made some pretty good progress with this one. I think it's going to end up as an average read for me. Some of the stories are good, a lot of the stories are weird. I'm currently reading the story by Jonathan Maberry, and I'm enjoying it just like I thought I would. So I'm hoping to finish this this weekend.
--Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout-- This one is turning out to be all right. It's addicting and kind of fun, but I'm not in love with it. I have a weird relationship with Jennifer L. Armentrout, in that I just never seem to love her stuff like everyone else does. I can see the draw, she does have a very addictive writing style, but I just never seem to fall in love with her stories, at least so far.
It's also been a weird reading experience just because of the things that are going on in the real world. This political season, people have been tweeting up a storm, authors' included. I am of the opinion that I like an authors' work better if I don't really know much about the authors. Once an author starts tweeting all their political causes and political propaganda, it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth, just because I don't want to hear it. So this week, the thing that blew up was the Trump being a misogynist thing, and how awful he is for saying what he was saying. Jennifer L. Armentrout sent out a tweet that mentioned something about that. I was then reading this book, and there is a scene where Ren, who Ivy has known for like a handful of hours, pushes her against a wall and kisses her, just out of the blue. Now because this is in a romance book, it's supposed to be sexy, but if it had happened in real life, with any other man, it would have been some kind of sexual assault, or at least unwanted advances thing. So that just struck me. Why is that okay or sexy for leading men book characters? Isn't it kind of hypocritical? This is why I don't want authors to tweet their thousands of political opinions, because it makes me view them and their works differently, when maybe I could have just enjoyed them before. Just my thoughts.

What I'm hoping to read next!!!

--The Crooked House by Christobel Kent-- What sold me is the blurb that said it was reminiscent of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, which I LOVED!!! I'm hoping for a creepy, gothic kind of tale. Something just perfect for this spooooky season.

So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! and hoping to read next! What are you reading?

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