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Re: Off-Topic

Post by Yurice on Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:42 am

I grew up reading my dad's books, this meant Robert Ludlum, Robin Cook and Stephen King. But when I moved to romance, no one batted an eye, until one of my cousins asked if I'm reading romance for the sex scenes. lol
I was paranoid about the covers from that day until I got fed up hiding.^^;
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Re: Off-Topic

Post by Lulu2011 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:47 am

I wish the U.S. covers weren't quite so lurid and the titles too . . . . it can be a little embarassing at times. A kindle is on my wish list for that reason alone.
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Re: Off-Topic

Post by TheFLuff on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:27 am

The titles... oh God... the TITLES!

In German they´re are even worse though...
It is as if they are intentionally trying to embarass us

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Re: Off-Topic

Post by Patricia on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:25 am

TheFLuff wrote:The titles... oh God... the TITLES!

In German they´re are even worse though...
It is as if they are intentionally trying to embarass us

Slave to Sensation.. Hostage to Pleasure.. Play of Passion (which is sort of okay, because there is a shampoo with the same name, I think xD) ..

Did LYX manage to outhorrible that? :O I've forgotten almost all the German titles already. *sigh*

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Re: Off-Topic

Post by TheFLuff on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:59 am

Jetzt, wo du es sagst....

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Post by Nina on Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:58 pm

Lol, the titles.

When I'm reading a Psy/Changleling book and someone asks me what I'm reading I either say Urban Fantasy (which is a stretch) or a shortened non-porn sounding name.

Visions of Heat became "Visions"
Caressed by Ice became "Ice"
Kiss of Snow became "Snow"
etc.

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Re: Off-Topic

Post by Elisabeth on Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:52 am

yeah the titles, another reason to sometimes hide the books Embarassed Very Happy
if somebody asks what the books are about I simply say: Changeling and another human race called psy, very interesting, most people don´t ask further Wink
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Post by Patricia on Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:17 am

Lol, the titles.

When I'm reading a Psy/Changleling book and someone asks me what I'm reading I either say Urban Fantasy (which is a stretch) or a shortened non-porn sounding name.

Visions of Heat became "Visions"
Caressed by Ice became "Ice"
Kiss of Snow became "Snow"
etc.

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yeah the titles, another reason to sometimes hide the books
if somebody asks what the books are about I simply say: Changeling and another human race called psy, very interesting, most people don´t ask further

= "I'm currently reading Ice, a book about different species in an alternate version of our world. Human have blahblah role whereas the Psy blah. Then there is a GROUP of people who narrate the book blah"

I don't even mention the Changelings anymore. XD

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Re: Off-Topic

Post by TheFLuff on Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:10 am

I simply say: It´s a paranormal romance.

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Post by Patricia on Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:41 am

TheFLuff wrote:I simply say: It´s a paranormal romance.


woaaa. damn, girl woman.

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Re: Off-Topic

Post by Elisabeth on Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:15 am

damn Fluff your good, gotta remember that next time somebody asks Very Happy
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Re: Off-Topic

Post by TheFLuff on Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:50 am

Usually it blocks all unwanted questions, especially from the guys, or creates interest from the ladies *g*

Best outcome for all Wink

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Re: Off-Topic

Post by Elisabeth on Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:10 pm

jupp, you´re a genius Laughing
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Post by Patricia on Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:41 pm

Me thinks: Genius = Brave.

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Re: Off-Topic

Post by TheFLuff on Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:18 am

*whispers* Guys are reading their War/thriller/Superguy books too.

And many of those are not as good as Nalinis.
So.. why be ashamed?

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Post by Patricia on Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:33 pm

As I've said before (I think oô), it's not really about shame. : / Although I will admit that sometimes I am ashamed.

But nah, that's not the main reason. I'm just too .. exhausted to tell people what I read and I care too much about our relationships, my image, and their image. If they'd say something like "Urh, vampires. Blah blah you're stupid reading this shit blah I read good stuff like inTouch blah"

I'd think worse of them. I can't help it. I hate it about myself but if people who are actually close to me start saying shit like that and assume that because I read books that also include supernatural beings and romance I'm not the person they thought I am then it bothers me and I start a fight and afterwards I'm too exhausted to sort things out.

It's like.. with children. I don't know if you're a mother or a sister or an aunt. But you probably know that:

If a child wants something you have to ask yourself: "Am I strong enough to say no even if there IS a discussion, 3 hours long temper tantrum, declarations of neverending hate etc?" because in this case saying no and later saying yes because you're too stressed and burned out would teach the child something wrong. It's just the way it is. Yeah, it's bad that sometimes you'll allow your children to watch an episode of Spongebob Squarepants, but it's better than showing them inconsistency.

Friends and family are a little like children: You have to ask yourself: Do I have the willpower to explain myself if I feel like I need to? And in my case, I always feel the need to explain myself and I never have the willpower to explain myself.

At least that's a little what it is like with me. There are other things and mostly I'm just lazy, but bleh, you know? I care and I'd even care if the others wouldn't. My sister doesn't care at all, and I would still feel the need to explain why I read PNR and probably call the whole thing UF. XD

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Re: Off-Topic

Post by TheFLuff on Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:41 am

I cared once... but honestly, at some point just got so fed up with it... don´t care anymore.

"Suck it up and leave me alone." works perfectly well.

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Re: Off-Topic

Post by Yurice on Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:29 am

I follow a simple mantra when it comes to my guilty pleasures.

Those who matter won't mind, and those who mind don't matter.
I don't know who made that quote...but yeah. Smile

I still care what people, specially the ones important to me, think of me.
And it will hurt if they will think poorly of me. However, I must also think of what I want, I cannot limit myself based on what others expect from me.
If there are going to be boundaries, it should be ones that I have placed. My upbringing, people around me will influence what I do, yes. But ultimately, I have to be responsible for my own happiness and contentment. :3

In other words, my loved ones' opinions matter to me, but I cannot let them dictate how I'll handle my life. I'll only resent them and resent myself.^^

Besides, guilty pleasures are just one aspect of our lives.
There are other things they should be more worried about, like if I'm a budding psychopath or something. Laughing

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Re: Off-Topic

Post by Elisabeth on Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:14 am

good point Yurice, good point Very Happy
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Merry Christmas

Post by Patricia on Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:05 am

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you have some nice days with your beloved ones or if you don't want that, with yourself, or if you don't.. no wait. Well, I think you get the point: Merry Christmas!

Hope we'll see eachother again when I weight 80kg *g* Xmas Food! Nom nom nom!

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Re: Off-Topic

Post by TheFLuff on Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:45 am

*burp* merry christmas!
And happy eating

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Re: Off-Topic

Post by Patricia on Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:39 am

TheFLuff wrote:And happy eating

^ !!!

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Re: Off-Topic

Post by TheFLuff on Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:50 am

Nalini has a short story up on her page.

I love it. LOL


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Re: Off-Topic

Post by Lulu2011 on Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:50 pm

Thanks Fluff! I'll read it later today.

Merry Christmas everyone!
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Re: Off-Topic

Post by Yurice on Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:02 pm

Merry Christmas everyone!
It's just me and my brother and a few friends, but we managed to get bloated somehow. Laughing
My parents aren't with us, they're in Michigan, U.S, but my dad is coming to visit us next year...so their gifts are still unopened. Smile

Thank you Fluff!
I've just finished reading from Nalini's blog. I'm so happy for Judd and Brenna!
And the movie he picked...there's no word for it! Laughing
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