I like to go by as Eirene on some parts of the internet and you’re currently on my book blog sometimes personal blog. I’ve been blogging on and off since I was maybe about 13 and to date, Sleepless Romantics is the one that’s survived the longest. I like to say I’m a nicheless blogger but really, that’s because I suck at updating constantly.
A book blog?
Yeah, I review books for fun, I join book tours for fun and I’m open to authors contacting me for book reviews. Please read more on my review policy for that. Before you head there though, I’d like to point out that I’m a romance book blogger. That means I pretty much read romance novels all the time. The only exception is when I’m reading books about coding. I’ve been reading romances for a good 5 years now (as of 2015, wow!) and I like to think I’m pickier about what I read, but Kindle Unlimited is making that really difficult sometimes.
Here is a list of the type of romances I like to read:
- Contemporary romances. Some days I like to read about cowboys, or rock stars, or billionaires. I tend to get preoccupied with issues of how the character will pay their electrical bills or car insurance so I tend to read a lot of billionaire romances. I try to avoid books that talk about sexual assault like the plague because I find that a lot of authors handle it cavalierly, but since this is a topic that needs to be talked about, I’ll read your book. TLDR, I’ll read any contemporary book. You just make sure that if it wants to talk about topics like sexual assault, racism, the wage gap between the rich and the poor, etc that it’s a good effort and there’s more than Wikipedia research happening.
- Historical romances that are primarily based in England. Historicals are my ‘easy reads’ so I prefer them more emotional than heavily historical. It’s a thing I need to remedy but after 5 years of studying history and politics, I want a break maybe? As an example, I don’t read spy romances because espionage is one of the topics I had to write papers for so no. I guess it’s a good thing I’m not a good academic?
- Category romances are also my thing. When Scribd was a good thing, I’d go through phases of Harlequin reading. It’s really too bad that my Canadian subscription didn’t get the Entangled category imprints because I also read those a lot. I read a lot of Harlequin Presents, I don’t even know how to explain that, but some of them have that emotional (ie. angst) punch I’m looking for. I don’t like reading Shiekh romances though.
- I read a lot of erotic romance as well. I get bored reading back to back sex scenes, something has to happen in between the constant bumping of the uglies, you know?
- I also begrudgingly read New Adult romances. I mean, I’m in that age range so I always laugh at the title but w/e. Some are good, I don’t appreciate the heavy drama though. Why are your lives so dramatic? Am I just boring? Maybe?
But also a personal blog?
I co-host My Favourite Things with my good buddy Raisa every other month where we talk about what our favourites were for the month. It’s a fun linkup, you should join 😉 I don’t really post a lot of personal stuff besides that. It’s a bit difficult for me to write about personal stuff that aren’t book-related, but maybe I’ll start talking about TV shows I’m watching and stuff too, you know?
Ah yes, that’s a pseudonym because my name is pretty different. Not a humblebrag, but a fact that makes it more difficult if you want to separate your internet lives. Why the secrecy? It’s mostly because I really want to talk about all the romance books I loved via blogging but I don’t want to deal with the “why romance?” and “why not read real books?” questions in real life.
I used to own antipatica.org and eveille.net and used to blog there under my own name. If you’re wondering why a book blogger is commenting on your blog, that’s probably why. 😀
Note: I apologize if any of the book covers offend you, especially if you’re visiting for My Favourite Things. I try to make sure nothing is too NSFW during the two weeks the linkup runs. Unfortunately, I can’t control the book covers or their titles, but it’s my mission to make sure nothing is too offensive for the linkup.