I am a gay/queer guy that enjoys reading and discussing what I have read.
What I enjoy reading
Adult, young adult, some middle grade and on occasion children's books. I read from a variety of genres but my favorites include: true crime, anything about serial killers, forensics, Crime Scene, fantasy, parnanormal , Science fiction, horror , mystery, lgbtqpia.
What I don't enjoy reading
Detest pretty much all chick lit of any kind . Not a fan of most romance novels where the romance is the plot or a big portion of the plot. Do not like books where a key element involves a forced or hinted at love triangle just for the sake of drama or a love triangle.I'm not big on reading spiritual or religious memoirs no matter what the faith. I am fine with religious debate or fictional books where there might be religious undertones , but not into books whose only purpose is to convert the heart and mind of the reader.
How I rate books(based on my personal tastes and opinions)
I use a five star scale that includes half stars only because some books are close to two and it is just easier to sort them somewhere in the middle
5: Had interesting well developed characters,interesting plot,great prose style that is in line with target audience but would still be enjoyable to other readers.Must buy
4: Interesting characters, well written, interesting plot. Something about the book was off , though. Ending was rushed , ending that doesn't fit with the rest of the story. Must buy
3: Well written, enjoyable characters and plot. Overall a good read but something about the book didn't spark enough of my interest. Maybe buy/maybe check library first
2: Plot drags, characters are boring or unrealistic, book is poorly written or edited, ending or plot makes little sense or book is a bait and switch (Begins heavy on plot but turns to focus on romance half way through and for the rest of the book) library
1 Wtf happened sort of book. Didn't finish probably. Usually don't use this since books I would give one stars would be in genres that I know I wouldn't read or like. In some cases tried to give one a shot and was just not my cup of tea or the book was just truly that horrible. Do not read.