This is my confession...

  • UncleverName

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    Jan 10, 2010 8:47 AM GMT
    So I have a confession to make.

    I love reading gay romance novels. And watching gay romance themed movies. Even bad ones.

    My partner occasionally laughs about it. I'm super critical of every movie I see, and yet I will sit through even the worst movie, as long as there's a gay relationship in it. For some reason, watching or reading about 2 guy's relationship always gets my attention, probably because it's not the norm in popular media.

    I've got about 20 gay themed romance novels, and about 10 gay themed DVDs. My partner and I are moving to the UK in 3 weeks, and I can't take them with me.

    Some of it's quality (in my mind).

    3 books by William Mann:
    http://www.williamjmann.com/books/fiction.html

    3 books by Brian Malloy (awesome writer!)
    http://malloywriter.com/

    The Bubble (about an Israeli guy that gets it on with a Palestinian):
    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bubble_(2006_film)[/url]

    And some not so quality:
    Eating Out and Eating Out 2:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372884/

    And more, but you get the idea.

    I'm not looking to sell them, but I don't want to just throw them away. There are no book stores in town here that will take them, and I don't have any friends in town that would want them (that I know of).

    Does anyone have any ideas on what I should do with them?
  • drypin

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    Jan 10, 2010 9:02 AM GMT
    Hi Unclevername,

    Contact your GLTB Community Center downtown to see if they take donations in kind.

    If not, give them to Oxfam - they resell the donations to raise money to fight poverty and injustice.

    Just a couple of ideas.
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    Jan 10, 2010 1:28 PM GMT
    I love Williams J Mann. Give them to the Libraryicon_cool.gif
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    Jan 10, 2010 2:04 PM GMT
    ill take em icon_smile.gif
  • RSportsguy

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    Jan 10, 2010 2:32 PM GMT
    UncleverName said
    And some not so quality:
    Eating Out and Eating Out 2:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372884/




    I kinda liked Eating Out! It was superficial, but entertaining. I did not see Eating Out 2 though!!
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    Jan 10, 2010 3:32 PM GMT
    Give em to Waxon
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    Jan 10, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    Caslon12000 saidGive em to Waxon


    How about to G_Force???
  • UncleverName

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    Jan 10, 2010 5:34 PM GMT
    Thanks for all of the suggestions guys.

    I'm going to try and give them to the local LGBT community center. If that doesn't work, I'll try to give them to the library. If that doesn't work, I'll send Waxon an email and ask if he wants to pay for shipping to get them to him icon_smile.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jan 10, 2010 5:35 PM GMT
    I like the gay novels published by Kensington Press.
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    Jan 10, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
    My partner makes fun of me as well for liking any move with a gay romance! Glad I'm not the only one. Netflix streaming has been my guilty pleasure for that...
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    Jan 10, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
    I got hooked, when I found ISO and have quite a few titles as well. I recently thinned out my collection by taken them to the hospital and leaving them on the barrow a book rack in one of the Cancer hospitals waiting area.
    If the book is a really good one, I’ll place it on Amazon.
    Yes, you are not alone no matter how bad it is, if it is M4M I’ll read it.

  • Tiran

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    Jan 11, 2010 4:11 AM GMT
    I tend to be the same way, more the books than the movies though. I have been more focused on gay mysteries. Some of them are more romantic than others, but I am a bit of a sucker for them, for sure. My bf laughs at me all the time to, and sometimes accuses me of reading porn, since some of them can be a bit... racey.

    Try your local library, but be up front about what kind of books they are. The worst they can do is say no. But they might be interested, and they can't catch as much grief if they didn't spend taxpayers money on them.
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    Jan 11, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    Just curious, is there some sort of ban on gay literature traveling into the UK? Or just not enough space to take them?
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    Jan 11, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    Maybe if you get a North American to European adapter, you will be able to read your books over there.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jan 11, 2010 4:50 AM GMT
    Then watch This.
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    Jan 11, 2010 5:49 AM GMT
    Take them to "Half Price Books" and they will buy them off of you and resell them...Oh wait...I don't see them in Vancouver, BC, but they are in Washington state...maybe you can take a road trip?
  • UncleverName

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    Jan 11, 2010 6:22 AM GMT
    zoom10963 saidJust curious, is there some sort of ban on gay literature traveling into the UK? Or just not enough space to take them?


    Not enough space. New rules from the airlines. Only one bag for trips to Europe. I gotta fit clothes and the rest of my life in there. No room for books or DVD's.