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This was my second cruise with my TMFL/BFF Tara. The first was last September when we did a New England/Canadian cruise. (A snippet of that cruise was posted here when the news that we would be going on another cruise together.) Much like before, I enjoyed this one very much. Since we had been on one before we knew the dos and the don’ts so we.
I don’t want to give a detail recollection of the day-to-day activities but I am going to hit on a few things.
I have noticed a few things since I started book blogging and reading others’ posts and viewing their pages…quite a handful, to say the least, have more than one book in their “Currently Reading” list/widget/sidebar.
Reading more than one book at given is not something I manage too well. If I am reading one story, I have to stick to that one story before moving on. I can multitask but when it comes to reading it is almost impossible. With that said, I have read multiple books at time a few times.
I think I am obsessed with reading challenges. I never realized how much until I started book blogging. I have always been a chart and list person. I have a notebook of books I want, categories by authors, a small notebook of the books I’ve read throughout the year (currently it goes back to 2011, I believe), and a typed copy of the list (which is late printed at the end of the year). Ok, so that’s nothing to do with challenges, and more so do with with lists and charts. Should I change the subject line to obsessed lists and charts?
Nah…I’m still discussing reading challenges.
I see quite a few of bloggers that I follow participating in this meme and since I want to become as active as I can and make my way in the book blogging world, I though this was a good thing to do and participate in for my blog.
I am a hopeless romantic at heart and I will admit to reading way, way too many romance novels. I love them. I love a good love story. Nothing like a couple meeting, falling in love, fighting the attraction, admitting their love and ending up happily ever after. That’s not real life, and I’ve learned that the hard way. (Don’t get me wrong, I love my boyfriend and he loves me, but he’s no book romeo.) In this short amount of sentences I have digressed…
While reading a romance or any story for that fact, do you wish you could or were reading a story where the characters were similar to you and your significant other (or wannabe significant other)? Not until I started dating my boyfriend did I want this. Why? Well, I don’t throw it out there but if you follow me on Instagram or my personal Facebook you know that my boyfriend is black. Not only is he black, but he’s very nerdy…which was what attracted me most to him. What’s the problem? Well there aren’t many, or rather I haven’t been able to find many, interracial romance books or books in general. Ok, I take that back…I can find BWWM (Black Woman White Man) but I definitely can’t relate to those. And most of them are more erotic than I’d like. I want a good story, romance or not, but hey most books have romance in them, where the woman is white and the man is preferably a nerdy black guy. Is that too much to ask?
I do realize that as the reader I can visualize how the characters look, but sometimes it would nice if there was already a story that I wouldn’t have to.
What about you? Do you like to read stories/books where the characters are like you and/or significant other?