My Mom is 84 so she has been around a very long time. Now in her later years she is less active and spends most time at home watching TV and reading. It seems my passion for the Dodgers rubbed off on Mom and now she watches every Dodger game, all 162, on television. She has favorite players, namely Jamey Carroll, and understands much of the game strategy. She will say things during a game that amaze me and make me proud of how well she picked up the best game ever….no, it is not football.
However, I did not write this to be proud of her baseball acumen. I am writing this because I am shocked at her choice of reading material. Here is an excerpt from the book on her coffee table….
Branded as a runaway white slave, golden-haired Caroline Fane had come with her rogue lover Justin from the dangers surrounding them in England to the unknown perils of America. She had put her fate in his powerful hands, made his love more precious to her than life itself. But now she saw this man who possessed her being and intoxicated her with every excitement of spirit and flesh being tempted by the naked lust of an exquisite half-Indian girl, who seductively led him down a path of insatiable desire. And now Caroline herself became helpless captive to a ruthless savage chieftain who forced her to submit to his carnal appetites, plunging her into a degradation far beyond her darkest nightmares.
OMG….how can my dear Mother read this trash…lol. I guess this is the norm for those who love “Romance Novels”. The cover of the book should be rated at least R. The book itself should be rated XXX. She doesn’t seem to blush while reading so I guess it doesn’t bother her to read about “insatiable desires and submitting to carnal appetites”.
I will stick to my mystery crime thrillers while Mom is reading her trashy novels. The neat thing is we both enjoy what we read and that is how it should be! You rock Mom…..