LA's Circus of Books and Its Sexy Glory; New Report On Jussie Smollett and Alleged Bathhouse; Ryan Field Books

LA’s Circus of Books and It’s Sexy Glory

This is about an adult book store in West Hollywood called Circus of Books. I’m linking to a trailer that discusses the history of this adult book store, and its original owners.

Until it was sold to Chi Chi Larue and renamed “Circus” last year, West Hollywood’s Circus of Books for many years was owned by husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Karen and Barry Mason.

Here’s the link for more. I haven’t seen the Netflix show yet but I will very soon. These book stores and other venues like this were the only connection some gay men had to gay culture prior to the Internet. I’m not just talking about sex either. I’m also talking about gay culture. 

New Report On Jussie Smollett and Alleged Bathhouse

This is odd. I’m not even going into detail about it. I’m only linking to the story. It alleges things that haven’t been proven yet and I don’t like to assume anything when someone’s life is at stake. 

A new report alleges that Smollett knew one of his attackers from a Chicago bathhouse.

You can check out the rest here. As of this moment Smollett continues to claim that he is innocent. And as far as I know we are all innocent until we are proven guilty. It’s a legal principle called the Presumption of Innocence. 

“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.

Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field

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