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The Book High

I've always said I'll read anything, and I really do mean that. Lately M/M romance has had my interest, but fantasy and sci-fi were my first loves and will always hold a special place in my heart. I also love histories and biographies.

Currently reading

The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Shakespeare After All
Marjorie Garber
Operation Get Spencer - Jambrea Jo Jones Warning to other comic-book-geek lovers or superhero fans: the blurb is a lie!

I was sucked in by the geeky cuteness and was anticipating a fun gfy, friends-to-lovers with some fun references to bits of geekdom (in my head I was picturing a friends-to-lovers version of [b:Taxes and TARDIS|13606902|Taxes and TARDIS|N.R. Walker|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1334744124s/13606902.jpg|19202499], which I loved). The reality was very different.

First of all, the "comic book geek" Spencer is really 6'3", gorgeous, muscular, and defends himself by saying comics were his escape as a kid when his parents fought.

The straight character, Benjamin, is a complete asshole. He claims to be in love with his friend, but he's so ridiculously selfish, oblivious, and self-absorbed that his claims were completely unbelievable. And it`s also completely unbelievable why Spencer would agree to be with someone like him.

I'm geeky enough that I was totally looking forward to accompanying the characters to comicon and seeing what one's like. Perhaps that's why I had such a strong negative reaction to this: Spencer's been waiting at least a year (I forget the exact words, but I think Benjamin even says he's been waiting forever) to get to go to the con and Spencer barely even lets him in the door before bringing up something he should have said at ANY other time.

Not only that, but it seemed like the only things said about the con were to mock the scantily-clad females and to talk about this comic-porn whatever that Benjamin was so proud of himself for having found.

Even when they went back a year later in the epilogue, I was so distracted by Ben's smug self-satisfaction at being such a cool boyfriend that he'd go TWICE to comicon that I don't even remember being told much about it.


I ended the book feeling like the very thing that had been used to hook me into reading had been mocked instead of celebrated. Recommend avoiding it, I wish I had.