Booking Through Thursday...Well, that was different!

btt buttonWhat was the most unusual (for you) book you ever read? Either because the book itself was completely from out in left field somewhere, or was a genre you never read, or was the only book available on a long flight… whatever? What (not counting school textbooks, though literature read for classes counts) was furthest outside your usual comfort zone/familiar territory?
And, did you like it? Did it stretch your boundaries? Did you shut it with a shudder the instant you were done? Did it make you think? Have nightmares? Kick off a new obsession?
I would have to say that the most unusual books I have read were the Sleeping Beauty series by Anne Rice.   They include The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty's Punishment and Beauty's Release.  It starts off similar to the real Sleeping Beauty fairy tale;  she is asleep for a hundred years and Prince after Prince tries to wake her with a kiss, but nothing...then a Prince comes along and um..."takes" her and voila!  She's awake!  The Prince then claims Sleeping Beauty as his sexual slave. 

These are the raciest books I have ever read!  The erotica and bondage are a little over the top, but it was interesting none the less.


  1. Well, those sound, um, interesting! I've never read anything by Anne Rice and I'm not sure I intend to. LOL.

  2. Hehe! They were obviously written before her finding Christ! Her Witch series is REALLY GOOD! I think I've read The Witching Hour 3-4 times and it's a huge book. If you ever want to read her I would suggest them!

  3. I've never even heard of those Anne Rice books....hmmmmm. Did you make it through her vampire series??

  4. Anne Rice is not for me, but to each his own. Come see my answer.

  5. I read her vampire books in college and then had no desire to read them again. I haven't heard of these books.

    As a side note, this is my first visit to your blog, and may I just say I love your header image. It got a big "Wow!" from me. :) It's absolutely beautiful!

  6. I read them but barely made a mark in my memory. I don't know why that is..hmm


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