Reading All Night

About the Blogger

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.

  

Currently reading

Grimms Manga Tales (English)
Keiko Ishiyama
Survivor
Chuck Palahniuk
Tell-All
Chuck Palahniuk
Boy Erased: A Memoir
Garrard Conley
Progress: 17 %
Frog Music
Emma Donoghue
Progress: 130/416 pages