So ya so far i have been not very successful with my new years resolutions (but is anyone really?) However, some of them were important
the first and last were to survive the school year and not let my professor make me feel shitty and im doing pretty good with that! I have one more term with this professor but i doubt im going to interact with him much so I should be ok. grades are not yet out for this last term so we’ll see but i dont feel too worried. anyway, can’t do anything about it now.
I miserably failed the going to the gym one, trying to transition to vegan, and limit my time on this site (though that last one i’ve definitely gotten a lot better.)
The one I have truly succeeded at has been my resolution to only read female authors for pleasure reading. This is mostly due to the fact that I havent had time to read just for fun, but im changing that. I went to the library today and got 2 books and one book online. One, just posted about, Notorious Victoria. So far its pretty good! And The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood. Always loved A Handmaid’s Tale so I thought I would return to her. And then another which I may or may not end up actually reading, called Pope Joan. Not sure. It looked interesting at first, but then my mom read reviews on the back that were like ‘Sex! Murder! Romance!’ and like honestly, my local library’s adult fiction section is more “Adult” fiction (erotica) than simply fiction for adults that can read long words and complex plots. So it might not be what im looking for, unfortunately. It was written by a woman at least, and with female authors there’s still a bit more character development in the thriller romances (thats what they ALL are its so tiring) but still. Its a plot I’ve read a million times now (back when that library was my only source for books)
Man and woman (who is very sexy and in control of her life) are thrust into a dangerous and e=unexpected adventure. They are on the run from The Bad Guys. He saves her life and protects her, she helps him figure out What’s Really Going On. Brawn and brain, what a great team they make!
Then they have sex that is described in great detail at a seemingly inappropriate time and place considering they are on the run. But the reader is cool with it because the thrill and suspense in previous pages has given them an adrenaline rush and one of the protagonists is Just Like Them (because of their hair color/boring job/annoying sibling or other generic trait that is emphasized).
Then there’s another plot twist, another murder, more running, more sex, then they settle down or no wait he cant settle down he is Not Made For That Kind Of Life as an ex-soldier/ex-spy/ex-assassin etc. and they either adventure together or it ends on a ‘Maybe We’ll Meet Again Dot Dot Dot’
Like again this is the fiction section. There is also a romance section. I have never personally ventured there for fear that it’s even worse, but maybe that’s where they hide the books with real plots. Though I checked out sci-fi and thats no better.
Has anyone else had this experience with the adult fiction section in their public library?