‘I’m a 50+ year old mother of a gay man that is the best thing that ever happened in my life.
I read a lot of dark content. Then I have to follow with a cotton candy read or two so I don’t slash my wrists. I read over 300 books a year and there is very little, in the way of content, that I won’t read. It doesn’t mean I necessarily like all of it, I just believe that a story is born in an author’s head and regardless of the content, they usually write the story the way those characters dictate the story to them. Also, to me, fiction is fiction. I don’t think everything has to sound totally reasonable, as long as it’s written well and entertains me in one way or another. Most of all, I’m a character driven reader. If I can’t connect to the characters, chances are I’m not going to like the book. I give honest reviews and try my best not to hurt anyone’s feelings while doing that. I’m not always successful but I sure try.’