Last month I was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal. Some liberties were taken with what I said but that’s to be expected. The article was also picked up by Jezebel and again, I was made to sound slightly stupid. *sigh* So I would like to take this opportunity to clear up a few key points.
One. Yes, I read erotic books. Do I read ONLY erotics? No. I read a wide variety of genres. And yes, I own 2 kindles. One is used for review books and one is for personal books. Do I keep erotica on my kindle? Yes. Do I read more erotica because of the kindle? Yes. Is it because I don’t want people to know what I’m reading? No. I could honestly care less what anyone thinks of my reading preferences. I’m not waving it around but I’m not hiding it either. The reason I read more erotica on my kindle is because erotica is predominantly published in digital form. Go to Barnes and Noble and try to find an erotic romance. You will, but they are few and far between. There is a much wider base to be found online. It’s cheaper for authors to pub that way and gets out quicker to the buyers.
Two. Mommy’s Naughty Reader. LMAO Do I call one of my kindles that? Yes. Does my daughter call it that? No. It was a joke started by my husband when he was trying to explain to my kid why she needed to leave my kindle alone. The kid has an ipad 2…she has no reason to read on my kindles but she is stubborn-like her dad-so he got tired of explaining it over and over and just told her I had inappropriate books on there. It morphed down to “Mommy's Naughty Reader”. Personally, I tried for Tori’s Tool Of Satan but no one would call it that. Boo.
Three. Do I read 10-15 books a week? Yes. Do I have a life? Yes. A very full one. While the articles presume that I am only a stay at home mom, it fails to say that I own my own business and work from home. I am also a free lance writer and make money reading these books. I found the comments that people had after viewing this tidbit to be curious. It was all negative. Like reading is bad or something. I am not a tv watcher-maybe 2 hrs a week at most. The average person watchers 6 hrs a day. My advice-YOU need to pick up a book and turn that tv off. Also, all those who poo pooed my reading. How many hrs do you spend online doing nothing but surfing? I’m willing to bet it’s more then I spend reading. I read over 650 words a minute. The average 300 page book takes me 2 hrs to read. So if I read 2 a day-I’m reading 4 hrs out my life a day. Now, the average erotic is maybe 100 pages that I can rip off 4 of those or more a day. Do I do this everyday? No, it’s an average. Some weeks it’s more, some weeks it’s less. But again, it’s part of my income. How much money do YOU make watching tv or surfing the web? Not a lot I’ll bet.
So while your sitting in your chair, reading these two articles and congratulating yourself that YOUR a better person because you have a REAL life-take a step back and realize where your reading this article. Online, probably in a little stuffy cubicle, while I am outside, in the pool, reading and enjoying the sunshine. And making money while I do it.