After finishing my lit degree, I completely stopped reading.  I had lost the ability to read for pleasure.  But in early 2013 I discovered reading could be social.  And in the autumn of 2013 I discovered MM romances and that reading could be downright HOT.  I haven't stopped reading since!


I live on Goodreads but I promise to figure out Booklikes eventually.

Venetian Masks

Venetian Masks - Kim Fielding Every time I read Kim Fielding, I get something totally different. No two stories read the same. No two stories feel the same. I kept waiting for the PNR twist here, but it never came.


As much as I liked Jeff, I loved Cleve. He was a liar and damaged and in trouble. *sighs* I distrusted him so much (and, yes, still loved him) in fact, that at one point I began to wonder if he was making things up as he gave Jeff his guided tours of the city. Fortunately I had my good GR buddy Giulio to confirm for me that at least in that regard, Cleve was speaking truths.

I loved all of the virtual places I visited and all of the virtual food I ate.


I loved that the skittish nerdy Jeff saved Cleve. In more ways than one.

Admittedly Venetian Masks was a bit sappier than some of Fielding's other works with a bit more insta-love than she usually indulges in. And everything tied up almost too neatly. But I was grinning big at the end and that's worth bonus points from me.


Another book cleared off the Old & Moldy shelf with Dani and Pher. Hurray!

Currently reading

Maybe Matt's Miracle
Tammy Falkner
The Family We Make
Kaje Harper
Steamed Up
Amy Rae Durreson, Eli Easton, Bell Ellis, Kim Fielding, Anka Grace, R.D. Hero, Mark Lesney, Augusta Li, Mary Pletsch, Angelia Sparrow, Layla M. Wier
Double Up
Vanessa North
Hot Head
Damon Suede