Recently NPR aired a Guilty Pleasures episode where writers talked about the books they loved but were embarrassed to be seen reading. It got me thinking about all those books I love but don’t necessarily want other people to know I love them. Given that the holiday season is filled with eating the foods we love (but shouldn’t eat), parties that last far into the evenings (way past our bedtimes), sipping those holiday drinks (fat with calories but oh so delicious), and curling up in front of our fireplaces with books that take us away from the holiday stresses…I thought it might be fun to share our guilty pleasures with other readers. So, for this week’s Weekly Geek post share:
- The Books that you Love but are Embarrassed to be Seen Reading
- Tell us WHY you love them
- And (just for fun) tell us your favorite guilty snack that goes perfectly with all that guilty reading
I don’t really have guilty pleasures, as in I don’t feel guilty while reading any specific genre. Of course, when I read romances, I’m a little weary of the covers, so I might hide them sometimes, but I would never ‘not’ tell anyone that I’m reading a specific book. I had people laugh when I tell them I am reading a specific book. In fact I had a colleague who laughed when he saw me carrying a different book with me everyday. He called me weird. And it didn’t bother me, because I knew it was an ignorant comment. I feel bad for such people.
I’m cool with people not loving to read, but I wish some people respected that others do. The only time I felt a little guilty was when I was in the Young Adult section of the library and saw all these school kids picking out books. I thought maybe I was depriving them of something. But that didn’t last long. Now I don’t think anything about it.
I wish people didn’t judge others on their reading choices.
Note: The above pic is from the site PostSecret and although I don’t relate to it, I do like it.