This week’s question is: What is your guilty pleasure as far as reading? Is it a genre, or is it a certain type of book?
Oh man… This is a great question. I really like Alison’s answer, because it’s how I’ve been feeling lately, especially now that I’ve started a book blog. We should OWN the books and genres we enjoy, and not feel bad about liking them.
Invariably, whenever anyone asks me what I like to do, I always say “read”, which leads to, “Oh yeah? What kind of books do you like?” And I used to be a little embarrassed whenever anyone would ask that, because of the skeptical looks I’d get when I’d say something like “Young Adult” or YA Scifi/Fantasy, etc. I felt like it lowered people’s estimation of me (and I’ll be totally honest – I still feel that way sometimes), so I felt like I should hide it. But this blog is sort of one way to combat that, and say, “THIS IS WHAT I READ, AND I LOVE IT.” So I’m pretty sure this doesn’t actually answer the question… but maybe it does. YA and all the wonderful subgenres within it are NOT my guilty pleasures. They are my pleasure to read. :)
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