Saturday, April 21, 2012

What's Your Pleasure

There the books you're embarrassed to admit you like. You enjoy them but feel others will mock you for liking it.  They're guilty pleasures.  I'm sure everyone has one or several !  Here are some of our book guilty pleasures.

"Thirst" by Christopher Pike is "so cheesy" to Albert that he's embarrassed that he likes it so much.

Claire says her guilty pleasure is "The Little House on the Prairie" series, both the older and newer entries in the series.  Really Claire? That's not at all embarrassing, what are you hiding? 

Eileen, a self proclaimed nerd, loves learning new words and thus the dictionary is her guilty pleasure.

Rachel loves humor books like "Stuff White People Like," by Christian Lander or "F My Life," by Maxime Valette.  That's not that embarrassing either, being in "The People of Wal-Mart" by Andrew book that Rachel has laughed over though would be. 

Rebecca, loves to indulge with the Privilege series by Kate Brian. She says, "Adriana is the perfect psychopath!"  I agree with her and I feel a little guilty now for introducing her to this series about a crazed but loveable boarding school socialite who will stop at nothing-even murder-to get her way.

However, I'm don't feel guilty for liking "Privilege" or, "Private," the series it spun off of.  I am embarrassed to admit that I can't put down the "Fifty Shades," novels.  I read the first as a lark, which I reviewed here and I just got the sequel on Friday and I have almost finished it.  I can't get enough of the over the top romance, ridiculous over used phrases and laughable dialogue.  I think my friend Jen, is right in her comparison of "Fifty Shades" to the ultimate cult film and my film guilty pleasure "The Room."  For more on that, read here.

Now, please share your dirty little book secret with us.  There really should be no shame in enjoying a book no matter how cheesy or laughable.  So don't be shy, share !

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Huh... Wow... I'm not sure. Maybe the fact that I love chapter books so much, but I think other people are embarrassed by that more than I am.