Saturday, 26 October 2013

'You've Never Read Harry Potter or Twilight?!' by guest blogger Tanya

Today I am introducing Tanya from the After the Final Chapters blog.  I can't quite believe she has never read Harry Potter OR Twilight, but she hasn't!  Here's why....

I have never read..

…well most of the books that you would expect a book addict/reviewer to have read. I used to read an awful lot in my teens and tweens, even my early twenties. However like with a lot of people life got in the way and I was having my family. While I was popping out babies (3 in less than 3 years) I am sure you will forgive me for not reading. Sure I tried a few times but nothing grabbed my interest long enough. Until…yes you guessed it Christian Grey came along with his flogger and his red room of pain and just like that I was hooked. Now instead of life getting in the way of reading, reading is getting in the way of life. Just the way I like it ;)

However my little hiatus from reading also means that I haven’t read all those books that people assume everyone has read. I haven’t read Twilight nor have I read Harry Potter.  I have both of these in my Kobo and I can honestly say hand on my heart. NO I will not be reading them.  Why. Well for a start , I do my best not to do paranormal/fantasy. If it can’t happen then I don’t want to know about it. I honestly do not see the appeal. I haven’t watched the movies either. I can maybe see the attraction with twilight, I’ve heard it’s all angsty and stuff, which I will be the first to admit I love in a book. It’s why I love the New Adult genre and Indie authors so much. They give it in spades. The only problem I have with it is the vampires. I’m guessing that would be a big problem.

Again with Harry Potter, just don’t get it. And I know there are legions of fans out there who will probably want to hunt me down – what is the big deal? They aren’t even characters you can crush on, they are kids :/ In saying that, my oldest son is about to turn 6 and something tells me he is the very one that is going to introduce me to Hogwarts!


With thanks to Tanya for taking the time to be part of 'You've Never Read....?!' week..

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