That makes me think of The Hunt for Red October’s soundtrack. Shite, I am already off course with this blog. I am going to get back on the straight and narrow or as close to it as I get. Today’s blog is brought to you by books. And by books I am talking about my lovely, lovely smut.
Have you ever read a book or genre that made a huge impact on your life? I never thought I had but as I look back I realize there are some books that I still think about and others that made me grow into a different person.
The first book that I remember reading was Harry the Dirty Dog. Boom, I fell in love with reading that quickly. I have always read but that was the first book I can remember reading on my own. I hung out in the library and just read any book I could get my hands on. Most did not have a huge impact but I still enjoyed them. The first book that really made me think about life was Across Five April’s. I read this book in I believe when I was sixth grade. I absolutely loved this book. It was about a boy growing up during the Civil War. We were reading it in class but I couldn't wait for everyone else to read it so I read it that weekend and then I read it again in class. I moved on from this book to The Once and Future King. I think everyone has read this one. It was the real beginning to my love of romance. By the time I was done reading it I was hooked and couldn't stop reading my romance books. The next book in my saga was one that I cannot for the life of me remember the title of but it was set in England during World War Two. It was about a girl who was torn between two best friends. She loved them both but one was the love of her life and the other was her best friend. The best friend dies and leaves her his most prize possession, which became the car of my dreams, an MG. I have been looking for this book for years!!! If you know this book I may be come your best friend for life. But once again I have veered off the path.
Now I kept reading romance books and have loved most of them but one introduced me to a world beyond anything I have ever known. I am talking about Decadent by Shayla Black. You all know the story, if not I guess you will be lost or you can go and find the blogs where I talk about it. Anywhoo, this book changed my life. It opened doors that I never even knew existed. Now I can’t even find that door.
Reading erotic romance has made me a stronger person. I am not sure what about these books made me decide that I could be who I am and not be ashamed of it but they have. I am now proud to call myself a Righteous Pervert. I have learned to take a chance and talk to people that I really don’t know. I have become friends with some amazing women and men.
I think the biggest impact that erotic romance has had on me is the fact that I now count a few people that I never would have had the guts to talk to before as friends. I am talking about authors. I have always put authors above just about any other person on my list of heroes. They are some of the bravest people I know. They put not just their words but their heart and soul into their work then give it to the world to read and judge. This takes guts and more courage than most people possess. I probably sound like an ass kisser, but do you have the courage to do something like that? I know I don’t and Mia, this does not count so shush.
Books, have given me the fortitude to be who in my head I have always been but never wanted to show anyone. I am now proud to let my freak flag fly. I have never really been an approachable person and I really don’t like most people but books have shown me that sometimes if you take a chance you can find, if not love, then at least some of the most important things in life, friends.