On Sean's blog, Just a Jeep Guy (Jeeps are my favorite vehicle, by the way), he posted on Tuesday "TMI TUESDAY QUESTIONS: BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS." And I decide that because of my love of books and because my love of books in the gay genre of fiction helped me with coming to terms with my own sexuality, that I would answer his questions. So here we go:
1. eBooks or real books? If an eBook: Kindle, Nook or other?
Though I occasionally read books on my iPad or the Kindle app on my phone, I prefer the feel and smell of reading a real book. There is just something about turning the page that I love, and I love having books around my house, even if I don't always have a place for them.
2. Which book are you currently reading?
Currently, I am reading Sleeping Angel by Greg Herren. I will blog more about the recent books that I have read and am reading tomorrow.
3. How many books have you read in 2012? How has reading blogs, FB, and/or tweeting affected your book reading?
Not nearly as many as I would like to have read. It's been a really busy year, and though I have probably started on 3 or 4 dozen different books, I think that I have only finished maybe half a dozen.
4. What genre(s) of book do you enjoy reading?
I love reading mysteries, but more fun gay fiction is nice too. I tend to read kind of trashy gay books filled with a fair amount of sex, LOL. I also enjoy action adventure books like from author Steve Berry, Dan Brown, Will Adams, etc. those books tend to have a historical feel to them that I enjoy.
5. Have you read the Kama Sutra or The Joy of Sex? Helpful?
Yes, and maybe a little.
What was the first erotic novel you read that matched your sexual orientation?
Hmm, I'm going to have to think on that one. It would have had to have been a book I ordered from Amazon.com, because our local bookstores did not carry such books. Though I used to love the gay stories in "Penthouse Letters." I read a fair number of gay short stories and stuff on Nifty Archives. However, I do remember the first gay book I ever bought which was Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin. I actually got up the nerve to go in the local Barnes and Nobles and buy it. Though not erotic by today's standard, it was pretty damn erotic to me because I was reading about gay men for the first time.