on m/m romance, baking, knitting, and occasional smut


The Armchair Reader is the first blog of my very own. I’ve reviewed for two blogs over the past couple years, at Reviews by Jessewave and currently at Brief Encounters Reviews. While I don’t intend for TAR to become primarily a Review Blog, I do plan to post reviews here frequently, depending up on what I’m reading at the time and if I feel like writing about it. Other than reviews and periodic posts about my thoughts on m/m romance in general, I plan on posting about Food (including recipes!), Knitting, Music and my own musings.

Everything is still in creation so lots of things will probably change in my first few months, but here are some tentative themes and ideas that I want to bring to the site weekly.

Weekly Scheduled Posts

Sunday Supper – A Recipe for the Week
Monday Men – Men, Men, & more Men (need I say more?)
Hump Day, Hump Day – Some Smut to get you through the week!
Weekend Update – What I read this week and What to Look Forward to the Next Week

In addition to the regularly scheduled posts will be reviews and my own musings on m/m romance, knitting and crafts, food, music, or whatever else is on my mind.

It will take me some time to settle into running the blog smoothly, and I certainly hope that you will all enjoy what I have to offer πŸ™‚ I welcome any and all comments, responses, and suggestions at armchairreader.coleriann{at}gmail.com.


I’m 27 years old, a gay man, currently single. I review lots of M/M romance but read even more. I love to cook and devise my own recipes but my heart is really in baking. Those are the recipes I have the most fun creating and tweaking. I taught myself to knit at 19 and within the first year was knitting sweaters and complicated patterns. I’ve fallen a bit behind in recent years on that hobby, but I still love it whenever I pick up the needles for another hat or pair of socks, my two favorite things to knit, and even though I knit less these days, I’m always still looking for inspiration!

I’ve made a lot of friends online through my love of hot man on man books. Β They’ve become some of the best friendships in my life. It has taken me a while to finally carve out the time to create a blog of my own, but the time has finally come! It will take me some time to settle into running the blog smoothly, and I certainly hope that you will all enjoy what I have to offer. I welcome any and all comments, responses, and suggestions at armchairreader.coleriann{at}gmail.com.

22 Comment(s)

  1. Chris

    May 25, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Socks are the very best thing to knit. πŸ™‚

    • Cole

      May 25, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      The best! They’re small so they knit faster and they can go from simple to extremely difficult. So fun!

      You should do a knitting post for me sometime! Like, share a pattern or whatever πŸ˜€

  2. clarelondon

    May 26, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Hi Cole! welcome to blogland LOL. The Uk has mustered up some scorching sunshine this weekend to celebrate your launch :). I’m looking forward to keeping in touch *hugs*

    • Cole

      May 26, 2012 at 3:33 am

      Thank you Clare! It’s wonderful to talk to you, I hope you’re doing well!

      Enjoy the sunshine πŸ™‚ It is already getting too hot here in Oklahoma. I’m not ready for summer!

  3. Zahra Owens

    May 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Hi Cole!
    m/m, hot men and knitting? What’s not to love!
    I’m right there with you!
    Congrats on the site! Will pop back here regularly, if for nothing else than for the hot men you promised!

    • Cole

      May 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Hi Zahra! Thanks for stopping by πŸ˜€ I know! I need to make some hot men socks, if only they’d look even remotely good then maybe I would but that’s a terrible idea LOL.

      Thanks again!! Hope to see you around πŸ˜€

  4. Chris

    May 26, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Hey! I actually have an ancient post about hot men and knitting!

    • Cole

      May 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      OMG that was the thing I’ve ever seen. I love all those old knitting books! They have the best patterns!

      Your captions made my day, seriously πŸ™‚ I’m having all kinds of Amazon return troubles and that totally de-stressed me!

      • Chris

        May 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm

        OMG that was the thing I’ve ever seen. I love all those old knitting books! They have the best patterns!

        That was the WHAT thing?! πŸ˜‰ Glad I could help! Boo, Amazon return problems…

        • Cole

          May 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm

          LOL BEST thing, best thing. Hey forgive me okay I’m typing with one hand and trying to hold the power cord in my laptop with the other, lol

  5. Erica Pike

    June 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Never got the hang of socks, but I did knit many pairs of mittens a couple of years ago. Call it late nesting or something ^.^

    • Cole

      June 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      LOL, I love LOL I almost wrote mitting knittens. Anyway… I love mitten, they’re so fun to knit. I just hate wearing them! So I don’t knit them very much πŸ™‚

  6. anke1028

    June 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Hey Cole, like your blog very much:) Keep it up!

    • Cole

      June 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      Anke! How are you? Thanks so much, I’ve been busy getting it started πŸ˜€ Are you going to Albuquerque this year??

  7. anke1028

    June 14, 2012 at 2:09 am

    I’m doing good, just having lots of migraines lately. Yes, I will be there:) You too?

  8. Dianne T.

    June 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Hi Cole πŸ˜€
    A FB friend just posted about this site and I was excited to discover you are blogging. The site is really nice – congrats! Looking forward to reading and commenting here. Happy Birthday this week πŸ™‚

    • Cole

      June 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Hi Dianne!! Long time no see πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by and the birthday wishes! I’ll probably just have a celebratory beer with dinner at home but that’s my idea of a nice birthday πŸ˜‰ See you around!

  9. Ethan Day

    June 18, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Congrats on the new blog Cole! : ) Only about a month behind, but hey…that’s not bad for me!

    • Cole

      June 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

      LOL Well I haven’t exactly been clubbing people on the head to come visit, so I’m just going to think of you getting in early πŸ™‚

  10. stevenwilliams

    October 2, 2013 at 9:27 am


    My name is Steven and I run a website where I post free and deeply discounted ebooks. We also offer promotion services for ebooks. You can find my website at FreeEbooksDaily.net.

    I’m contacting you today to ask if I could guest post on your website. I could talk about anything from writing, any how-to’s and even how to find free kindle books online. I can write very high quality, and very shareable content, for your blog.

    If you are interested, please reply to this email.

    Thank you for your time,

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