Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Reading Comfort Zones..

What about reading or what kinds of books take you out of your comfort zone...
Now let's forget editing, formatting and those kinds of things,
I mean when you have a well-written book in your hand, what moves you to a place of discomfort,
But will not allow you to put the book down,
I am pretty easy when it comes to book types,
My first loves are lit fiction, documentary stylye non-fiction and mainstream fiction,
But I have been known to read everything,
I will admit that I have read some erotica that took me out of my comfort zone,
Because when I came to know what erotica was it had very little to do with extremely hardcore or with violence, I love well written, heated sex scenes, but when a woman is being harmed or hurt that is uncomfortable for me...
I will admit though, I read a book like that and the writing was so tight, I read to the very end, uncomfortable the whole time...
Another thing that sometimes gets to me is overblown 'materialism', my eyes glaze over when every other page is about clothes, jewelry or rides...
I am currently reading a book, 'Love's Troubadors' that I had preconcieved notions about when I started reading, but I am really enjoying and the uber narrative style has become so cool, because the writer has made me feel her character's pain and what she is going through, I know her...
Come on fess up, I want to know...

Nosy Angel


JC Martin said...

I am taken out of my comfort zone when reading erotica as well. Lord I just feel like I am already surrounded bu high libidos already. Why would I want to read more? I also find it hard to curl up with non-fiction. I am still working on that but its a literal snoozer for me.

Gwyneth Bolton said...

I love reading outside of my comfort zones. I like it when I'm reading something and it shocks me but I can't stop turning the pages...Or if I read something and I'm still thinking about it a few days later because it pushed my boundaries in some way... Or pushing my reading by grappling with a densely written nonfiction theoretical text. With reading, I don't have to be in my comfort zone. I try not to let anything stand in the way of me and a good book. :-)


Yasmin said...

Oh no blogger ate my first comment...or did I leave it on the wrong post...hehe.

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

it takes practice, NF that is...

I love that about you, I am the same way mostly, in fact I love to sometimes be a bit uncomfortable...


Anonymous said...

NF? Enjoy it? Not me! Just give me my fantasies. LOL One of the reasons that I love reading books is because I get to go someplace else.

I am struggling with a book right now for a review. An assigned (read, "paid") review, no less so you know I am not quitting. LOL

It's Christian sci-fi...can you imagine? Never figured the genre even exisited. The author is deep; too deep! LOL

I'm plugging my way through the read but not liking it . . . especially since I have so many pleasure reads on my nightstand that are calling out my name.

Lawd Angelia; you and your Ramblings sure pull up some places in me that I am not sure I want to visit. LOL

Guess that's what my mama calls "personal growth".


Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Idrissa you know I will go where no sister has gone before, giggling


Shai said...

I cannot pick a particular genre or even author. I love authors who write to the point that the words move me to tears or even to get up and shout. LOL. I love authors who take you there so effortlessly. Even uncomfortable scenes, revelations, or subject matters can take me out of my comfort zone.

My comfort zone was Romance. LOL. While in college I read tons of Romance novels. Funny I barely read them now. Because of the phase I am in now the thought of romance makes me slightly uncomfortable if that makes any sense. LOL.

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

it all makes sense, good to hear from you,

love and blessings,