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Elvia (elvb) | 576 comments HAHAHA...


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Anne LOL!


Julianna (AuthorJuliannaD) | 653 comments Starling wrote: "Actually the word pizzle isn't a new one. I've seen it before. It is possible it is so old that it isn't around anymore. "

It's true that pizzle is a real word, not made up. I looked it up in the dictionary. It looks like it originated in Dutch or Low German in the 1500s. Not that it make the word any sexier.;-)




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Anne Seriously? Thanks for looking that up!


Elvia (elvb) | 576 comments Now I just here it with an accent and it makes me laugh harder!


new_user Pizzle and tea, Miss?


Elvia (elvb) | 576 comments lol...funny. And this is why I can't read these types of books. I would giggle like a child. :)


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Anne new_user wrote: "Pizzle and tea, Miss?"

LMAO! Maybe I'll have to check this book out!


Kristina | 778 comments Ok, so it was a word that was used 500 years ago. Groovy. What on earth would make an author pull that word out of the vault? How do you write that over and over with a straight face? Obviously none of us can!


Elvia (elvb) | 576 comments Obviously! lol


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J.D. Stroube | 2393 comments Mod
I finished the book and the author uses the word "pizzle" throughout the darn book. I love Eloisa James, but common! Even though it is a word, why in the world would she decide to use it!!!! I don't think she used any other word to describe "it". LOL Ugh!


MK (Food actvist) (Daalmonette) Kristina wrote: "His throbbing, aching pizzle. Yup, that just turned me on. ;)"

LOL. They cant be for real when they put that to page. Seriously.


Starling Sometimes authors just fall in love with archaic words.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) Julie (Mom2lnb) wrote: "Danielle wrote: "Long hair is hot on a guy if it's neat and it has some body. I don't like it when it's thin and lifeless. I like guys who wear their long hair in a ponytail. Especially black or r..."

Wow, your hubby does have long hair. That's cool.



 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) Anne wrote: "LOL! I can see your point. I guess I just have a vision of stringy Crystal Gayle hair in my head.
It all depends on the guy, I think. The only ones I'm going to say should DEFINATELY not have lon..."


OMG. Mullets are just wrong (no offense to any mullet-wearers). :)


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) Starling wrote: "Funny. I've always thought of Crystal Gayle's hair as being one of the few really long hair situations where I liked the hair.

I think one of the reasons I don't like it is that I've been reading ..."



I'm not a fan of facial hair. Occasionally I think some guys look okay or good with beards or goatees, but I don't care for it. I hate when the hero in books has a mustache. I automatically shave it off when I picture him.



 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) Kenjii wrote: "OMG once I started reading kink I had to grit my teeth to get through little or no sex in romance. I think if the story/character are strong and well written then its not so bad. But the anticipati..."

Kenjii what are some of your favorite m/m romances with no sex scenes?


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) Starling wrote: "Romance novels go from sweet Regency novels (absolutely no sex of any kind) to as raunchy as they can get. I rather enjoyed the sweet Regency novels myself from time to time.

I just plain like ge..."


Starling I agree. I am a snob when it comes to literary fiction. I don't care for it. I read my fill of it, now I'm done. I'll read some classics if they interest me, but mainly adventure and gothic horror/ghost story classics.


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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) Joy wrote: "Kenjii wrote: "I haven't seen a lot of odd terms in the contemporary Romantica I read. I don't like hearing a man's cock described as a shaft. Like its a branch or machine part or something. "

I..."



I don't mind shaft either. The c word for men is okay (but don't overuse it). I hate the c word and the p word for women's parts. Ugh!

I think there can be too much purple prose like manroot and stuff like that, but I don't mind manhood.



 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) Joy wrote: "Elvia wrote: "Anne wrote: "I love the chick-porn books! As far as the quality of the writing and storyline...Meh. It doesn't really matter as long as it has a lot of ridiculous sex scenes in it. I ..."

I'm sorry I think of a bull penis when I hear pizzle. They look really strange, with a corkscrew on the end. Not romantic at all!


Starling Danielle, mainly I recognized that I am now officially an old lady. I can read what I want. I don't care if it is a great book. It had better be fun to read or I'm not reading it.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) I agree with you totally on that, Starling. Life is to valuable to waste on books you don't want to read.


new_user No facial hair? Aw. No fun. I don't like mustaches either though, LOL.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) I like their faces to be as smooth as a baby's bottom, although a little five o'clock shadow is okay. I think darker skinned guys look good with a nice trimmed beard if they have black hair. I don't go for the lumberjack/Magnum PI look at all. Yuck!


new_user I think they look too boyish with nothing. I like a little hair. :)


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) I think it depends on the facial structure. A guy with strong facial structure looks great (dare I say lickable) clean shaven.


Kristina | 778 comments I like to lick my fiancé's face if he hasn't shaved for a couple of days! He hates when I do it but I like the feel of the stubble.


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Anne I'm with the gals who like clean shaven men. Stubble is ok, but that is where I draw the line. My husband grew these wierd "chops" on the side of his face one time. Ugh. I think he did it just to get on my nerves!


Kristina | 778 comments HAhaha! Chops! I think I wouldve shaved them off while he was sleeping. Totally unrelated to facial hair, I saw a kid the other day with the transformers design shaved on the back of his head. I'm just going to say, if my stepson thinks he's getting anything like that done, he is sorely mistaken. Ok, back to our regularly scheduled pizzles, sideburns and throbbing loins.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) I can't stand sideburns. Ugh!

Yeah I don't get the messages shaved into the hair thing at all.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) Kristina wrote: "I like to lick my fiancé's face if he hasn't shaved for a couple of days! He hates when I do it but I like the feel of the stubble. "

LOL, Kristina. I'm surprised he doesn't like being licked.


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Adrienne | 286 comments Ok here goes :) don't mind a goatee, can't stand beards cos I always think they're dirt traps...food, skin, mice:) you name it'll live in there yuck!!

Don't mind dicks, cocks or phallus if we're talking historicals. not to keen on c**t type words but the more I read the more immune I become, but Quim is good for an historical.

Oh and kids with patterns shaved into the backs of their heads a def no no ...my son has shortish curly hair and all the kids at school call him Shaun after Shaun the Sheep character from the "The Close Shave...film"


Adrienne | 286 comments Kristina wrote: "I like to lick my fiancé's face if he hasn't shaved for a couple of days! He hates when I do it but I like the feel of the stubble. "

Ha ha Purrrrrrrr!


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) I haven't seen that movie, Adrienne.


Adrienne | 286 comments It's an animation by the same people who did Wallace and Grommitt and Chicken Run.


Ashley (readerandwriter) I'm not big on religious reads. Sometimes religion comes off as narrow minded.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) I think that any subject can seem preachy in a heavy-handed writer's hands. Religion is a very sensitive subject, so I believe those kinds of stories hit home more when they are preachy. I've actually read paranormal romances that I felt were preachy with the paganism.


Kristina | 778 comments I think any type of religion or belief probably won't make for an enjoyable read if it's contantly thrown in your face or harps on it so much that it gets in the way of the actual story. Or it's just boring. I heard Life of Pi was so good so I bought it. Parts were interesting but the parts about religious epiphany, or whatever he was describing, were so unbelievably boring to me. I ended up putting it down probably 40 pages into the book and haven't bothered to look at it since.


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Anne Ooh. I forgot about Christian Fiction! Now that is a genre I avoid like the plague! I don't mean to offend anyone, but it's not my cup of tea.


Elvia (elvb) | 576 comments Anne wrote: "Ooh. I forgot about Christian Fiction! Now that is a genre I avoid like the plague! I don't mean to offend anyone, but it's not my cup of tea."

Me either Anne...I'm right there with ya!
I can read books about God/Devil, angels/demons but if it's more about religion than just good and evil I can't read it.



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Anne Brrrrr. I still shudder when I think about the Bible crossword my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas. I was sincerely hoping it wouldn't burst into flames in my hands. LOL! Oh well. To each his own.


Elvia (elvb) | 576 comments LOL...I know the feeling. None of my family is very religious (except for an aunt in SC) so I don't have to worry about getting anything wacky like that! lol


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Anne Lucky you! LOL!



MK (Food actvist) (Daalmonette) Danielle wrote: "Kenjii wrote: "OMG once I started reading kink I had to grit my teeth to get through little or no sex in romance. I think if the story/character are strong and well written then its not so bad. But..."

This Christmas
Skaterboy

I don't recall any sex in these and that's what surprised me b/c I really liked them both. The intimacy was displayed emotionally. It was weird after reading a lot of kinky romances, but I truly felt what the characters was feeling and that's really what made me an even bigger fan of m/m romances.



MK (Food actvist) (Daalmonette) My friend sent me Love Inspired romance and I'll tell you its not bad. Well developed characters and realistic enough storyline is OK [with no sex:] if your in the mood for it. But if its preachy I don't even think religious people want that thrown in their face when reading for pleasure.


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Danielle wrote: "Starling wrote: "Funny. I've always thought of Crystal Gayle's hair as being one of the few really long hair situations where I liked the hair.

I think one of the reasons I don't like it is that..."


LOL I do the same thing! I HATE men with mustaches! I'm okay with a goatee, or a little bit of facial hair, but NOT mustaches. I ignore that part of a description on a guy!




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Kristina wrote: "I like to lick my fiancé's face if he hasn't shaved for a couple of days! He hates when I do it but I like the feel of the stubble. "

LOL My hubby hates being licked or touched on his neck. Evidently its hereditary, because his mom is the same way. I told her about his huge aversion to anything touching his neck, and she said she's the same way...It's irritating, because I am the exact opposite!




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Emma Holtrust (Emma_Holtrust) | 26 comments I avoid horror novels & SF... I don't know, but it just doesn't do it for me.


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Anne Emma wrote: "I avoid horror novels & SF... I don't know, but it just doesn't do it for me."

Blasphemy! Kidding. It's great that there are so many different opinions out there.
I just thought of another genre I don't read. Well, I'm not sure if it is a genre, but I can't stomach sad love stories. If the description of a book says anything about it being "bittersweet" or "tragic"...FORGET IT.


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Emma Holtrust (Emma_Holtrust) | 26 comments Anne wrote: Blasphemy! Kidding. It's great that there are so many different opinions out there.
I just thought o..."


Guess we really are opposites! I love sad love stories!




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