I’m not a judgmental person, especially when it comes to reading preferences . . . Unless someone makes a point of reading nothing but classics and/or literary fiction with the intent of looking down their long noses at the rest of us, in which case I judge the hell out of them. #booksnobssuck
But generally speaking, no judgement.
Sometimes, I can’t help but laugh when I see one of my Goodreads friends reading monster porn, but that’s mostly about the individual status updates, not their choice of reading material—to each their own and all that.
And b/c of this mindset, I sometimes find myself curious about things I:
1. Didn’t know existed.
2. Had ZERO prior interest in.
Exhibit A: ICE PLANET BARBARIANS. *giggle snorts*
The argument in favor of this one was basically that I love aliens and I sometimes (given enough action and discernible plot) enjoy PNR-type stuff, so why not?
I mean, I REALLY love aliens. Add to that my friend who is obsessed with the series, then said series going on sale for like a dollar a book on Amazon, and I admit it, I one-clicked.
Then it sat in my kindle cloud for I don’t even know how long, until a couple of weeks ago when I got a wild hair and got around to reading it.
Was it everything I hoped for?
Unfortunately, no, it wasn’t. But I think it had more to do with the author than the subject, b/c my main issue was that I was bored in the same way I get bored when I’m reading any generic contemporary romance.
Which was especially disappointing, b/c ALIENS.
Also, there was a shockingly nasty rape scene right out of the gate, and that always goes in the negative column.
So my experience with ICE PLANET BARBARIANS was less than stellar, but I don’t regret being talked into reading it. Now I know—there are some subgenres that are always going to be suspect, and alien erotica is at the top of that list.
What about you? What the weirdest thing you’ve been talked into reading? How was it?