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Talking Between Reads (TBR): You’re Reading What?



Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a weekly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.



What book are you listening to?”

“It’s paranormal romance.”

“It’s a romance about ghosts?”

“Nope. Think vampires, werewolves, etc.”

“Oh, OK. When I hear paranormal it makes me think of ghosts. And vampires or werewolves make me think sci-fi.”

“Nope, sci-fi is a whole other genre.“

Blank stare.


This conversation happened at work one day when I was telling my co-workers about the audio book I was listening to. My boss jokes with me about listening to 50 Shades of Grey. When in fact I’ve never read or listened to the series. But they know I listen to “naughty” books.


I told them that not all my books are romances or “naughty” books; I also listen to Urban Fantasy too. That was met with confused looks. Since I knew at least one of them watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I used Buffy as an example to explain what UF to them. I said it’s like Buffy, a kick ass chick taking out monsters and saving the world with a dash of romance (aka Angel/Spike).


How do you explain to non PNR/UF readers what you’re reading?