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So, as most people know, I’m on a rebrand, rewrite, reinvent hiatus year. Apart of this month has been focused on ensuring Wave 2 is identifiable, and now, I think it is.
You will be able to identify R.J. Wave 2 books by their spines (well, in the paperback anyway.)
On each and every spine, there will be the sexuality flag (of the MC at least), and my initials.
On digital versions, it will be made known that the book is the rebrand, rewrote and reinvented version, and will also be copyrighted 2016 (or beyond.)
Keep an eye out for the first of Wave 2!
Okay, so I’m struggling with this. I can’t decide whether to actually buy it or not. I am yet to be brave enough, bite the bullet and purchase this book.
It is wrote by one of my favourite author is; TJ Klune, who has wrote some fantastic books, my favourite, of course being Bear, Otter and the Kid. But, this book, almost promises to be different.
Here is the blurb of How to be a Normal Person by TJ Klune;
Gustavo Tiberius is not normal. He knows this. Everyone in his small town of Abby, Oregon, knows this. He reads encyclopedias every night before bed. He has a pet ferret called Harry S. Truman. He owns a video rental store that no one goes to. His closest friends are a lady named Lottie with drag queen hair and a trio of elderly Vespa riders known as the We Three Queens.
Gus is not normal. And he’s fine with that. All he wants is to be left alone.
Until Casey, an asexual stoner hipster and the newest employee at Lottie’s Lattes, enters his life. For some reason, Casey thinks Gus is the greatest thing ever. And maybe Gus is starting to think the same thing about Casey, even if Casey is obsessive about Instagramming his food.
But Gus isn’t normal and Casey deserves someone who can be. Suddenly wanting to be that someone, Gus steps out of his comfort zone and plans to become the most normal person ever.
After all, what could possibly go wrong?
I think, I’ve been a little apprehensive of this book since I heard about its development, sure there was this initial excitement, someone so creditable was writing an asexual book, after, recently coming out as asexual himself (Read here). Then, it hit me, TJ is a gay romance author, usually at least, he is a fabulous gay romance author, in all aspects, and I’m worried, I think personally, that this book will be too different.
But, as I said, I’m unsure, I cannot work out whether to actually read this book or keep with the classic TJ.
OF COURSE I am beyond thrilled that there is more asexual fiction coming about, that more people will read asexual fiction, and will be excited by asexual fiction, but I still cannot stop myself, as an asexual, worrying about asexual fiction.
So, what should I do?
Read or Miss?
Being asexual instead of sexual is like being left-handed instead of right-handed. It’s not the way most people are, but it is no better or worse than being anything else. In a classroom with movable one-arm desks, a right-handed person can sit anywhere; a left-handed person can either sit in discomfort at a desk made for the right-handed or locate a left-handed desk and be as comfortable as everyone else. It takes a little more effort for the left-handed person to fit in, but that is because culture is dominated by the right-handed, not because a left-handed person is biologically inferior.
In my books I like to connect as you can see in my earlier post Connections! But I found there’s some characters that seem to crop up in the majority of my books.
One of which is Mr William Elliot. Now I must admit I’m quite fond of him as a character, he’s a teacher at the Secondary School Kingsbury (which has its own recurring roles). He’s a Health and Social Care, Child Development, Textiles and Form Teacher and also (in the books that come after Teaching Techniques) the LGBT Coordinator in the school. He always ends up connecting well with the characters and always comes out as the cool teacher in the long run.
You can read William Elliot in;
Adventures in Twinville and Jonathan at ages 19-22 whilst studying to become a teacher in University.
A second of my recurring characters (who also just so happens to be a teacher) is Jonathan Lawrence. Jonathan is a Drama tutor in a college and he’s quite a hit with students and tutors alike. Jonathan makes even the most boring of subjects fun and is always there whenever students want to talk.
You can read Jonathan Lawrence in;
My books are honestly becoming a Where’s Wally? of characters, which other characters like Ryan Mitchell, Callum Jones, Patrick Whiteside, Bradley Lewis, Jason Baker and Noah Logan cropping up every now and again.
Try and keep an eye out. You never quite know where they might appear ;)