9 November 2015

Musing Mondays

Starting off this week with another Musing Monday, a meme created by Jenn from A Daily Rhythm. This week I'm gonna answer my own question:
What have you been reading lately?

So here's the thing. I haven't been at the library for a very long time. When I come home from the library, I usually have at least two books with me. This feeds my reading addiction for a week or two, and then I go back to get more books.

This past week has been hell, not just because I've been sick and glued to my couch most of the time, but also because I found myself with absolutely nothing to read. Tried picking up a volume of Clifford D. Simak, only to realise that I read it a few months ago.

I was getting restless. Even though I've been busy writing my next great novel, I felt my brain aching for some bookish stimulation.

That's when I went online. Sites like Inkitt and Flash Fiction Online are a gold mine for lovers of the written word. So for the past two days I've been completely engrossed in a crime story on Inkitt, called Exonerated, by thecouchcarrot. It took me a few chapters and a couple of misspelled names to put the pieces together and figure out that the story was originally a Supernatural fan fiction.

I have to admit, I felt a little fooled there for a minute. Just for a minute though. Because Exonerated is a fantastic story. I read a lot of fan fiction. Most of it is pretty good. There are some stinkers out there, but who am I to judge? Once in a while, though I do come across some pretty great stories. Exonerated is one of them. The plot is great and it sucks you in from chapter one. It's suspenseful and heartwrenching and very funny at times. And the characters are so real that you can't stop caring about them. For the most part of the book they don't even read like Sam or Dean or Cas. The author makes them her own, giving them depth and exploring news sides of them. And the story works on its own. Bottom line, I loved it. 5/5.

So now I wonder,
Do you read fan fiction?
If you do, what type of stories do you prefer?
Do you have a favourite story?

Meanwhile, I'm going back to the library and getting more books to read and to review.

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