Thanks to Rachael Parry for tagging me and anyone else who wanted to do this tag! 🙂
1. What is the LAST book you would want your parents to walk in on you reading?
When I was a teenager, someone bought me an erotic book based on the novels of Jane Austen for a joke. The book was Pride and Promiscuity by Ariel Eckstut, and it made for hilarious reading but I was always terrified my parents would find it.
2. It’s storming outside and you’re home alone for the night. What book would only make matters worse?
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill always scares me. When I was younger, though, a surefire way to bring on nightmares was to read Roald Dahl’s The Witches.
3. Have you ever read a book simply because of the controversy surrounding it?
I haven’t read the book yet, but I watched A Clockwork Orange because I knew it was controversial and wanted to see what it was like for myself. I’d definitely like to read the book.
4. What is the most cringe-inducing romance or sex scene you have ever read?
I recently read Splintered by A. G. Howard (click here for my review) which had the most appalling seduction scene. The main character had eaten some funky berries so was less inhibited than usual, and she was basically trying to do a lapdance but it just came across really un-sexy. (The most embarrassing part was that her love interest actually did find it sexy, so it really made me cringe to think that the author actually thought that sort of writing was hot.)
5. What book has made you question the author’s sanity?
I can’t think of any to be honest I’ve not read many books that are really gory or weird.
6. Have you ever put down a book and not finished it because the content was too much for you?
I’ve put down books because they were too long and tedious or just didn’t pull me in, but never because of the adult content. I did recently stop reading The Rats by James Herbert because I disliked the way a woman was portrayed in terms of her sexuality, but the book also was just not doing it for me in general.
7. What fictional character do you have the most NSFW thoughts about?
I’m one of those crazy Snape-lovers.
8. Show us your most NSFW book cover (or drawing/photo inside a book).
I don’t really have any sexy covers or illustrations, so I’ll have to go with Pride and Promiscuity again.
9. Have you ever read something from the erotica/romance genre. and what did you think?
I’ve read Fifty Shades of Alice in Wonderland and Fifty Shades of Alice Through the Looking Glass by Melinda DuChamp and really enjoyed both of those. They were sexy but also very funny, as they were parodies of both the original novels and of genre-writing in general. I tried some other erotic fairytale/classic retellings but didn’t like those as much.
10. You stumble across a portkey. What fictional world would you NOT want to be transported into?
Westeros seems like a pretty horrible place to be if you’re a woman. I’ll avoid that one.
Tagging anyone who wants to do this 😀