Thursday, March 21, 2013

Follow Friday - No Guilt


Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Question: What is your guilty pleasure as far as reading? Is it a genre, or is it a certain type of book?
One of the things about blogging and using goodreads is that all my books and reading habits are out in the public. I don't really feel guilty about much of my reading.  Yes there are love interests that make my heart go pitter-patter (See October Daye series, The Assassin's Curse, The Agency etc [Odd that these are all Breakdown of a Heroines rather than reviews. I didn't realize till I started linking. I like men who like strong women]), there are books that are just fun and they're not trying to be anything else (Jacky Faber here, here, here ), books with very attractive male main characters (Hammered), etc.  But I'm not embarrassed by them.  I feel like every book I read serves a purpose.  Not every book should leave you emotionally destroyed and sobbing.  Sometimes books are fun and emotionally damaging  Sometimes they are just fun. That's ALL okay.

9 comments:

Liesel K Hill said...

Yeah, I know what you mean. There ARE books I would feel guilty reading...but I don't read them, so I don't really feel any guilt about what I do read. I came up with something that works, but it's not really a guilty pleasure. :D Old follower here. Happy Friday!
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Jessica Leigh said...

I love your answer!! I obviously can't really say I feel guilty about reading what I do, because I keep reading the same types of books!

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Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I've only read one of the Jacky Farber books. I should read more.
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Bieke Paesen said...

Nice blog!

New follower via GFC!
Bieke @ Bookaddict Bieke

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Yeah, I'm not at all embarassed by what I read. Pretty much everyone I know knows I love my paranormal books. I admit it to new people too!

Here's my Follow Friday

Have a GREAT weekend!

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Ellie M. said...

Great answer!

Old follower.
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Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy! your reads.

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quinnsbooknook said...

I couldn't agree more. Just because a book is fun doesn't mean it is any less valuable. Who decided that books that leave you sobbing are better and more valuable than ones that have you laughing out loud, anyway ?

Lexxie Lin said...

I can definitely be behind a hero who loves a strong heroine! That's a great answer. I agree about not feeling guilty about anything I read, though - but I do feel pleasure :)

I'm an old follower stopping by, wishing you a good weekend.

Here's my FF post for this week.