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 have not taken part in a Weekly Geeks meme for a few weeks now and this one called to me and my need to read across so many genre’s..
To say I was Embarrassed to be Seen Reading a particular book would be too heavy a term to use, but in some of my social circles there are some books I just do not read. For one it takes forever to explain why I read and enjoy the material and to be honest some of those people don't even read….
What!! Like you don’t have friend like that….
I read really heavy tomes during my normal life so any fiction material is a pleasure for me. I think my love of Mill & Boons (Harlequin) romances are the only sort of books that may cause a eyebrow to lift now and again by people who come across my bookshelf. I have hundreds of these things..
I love them because they are light, fluffy, predictable and are really like old friends. I have been reading them since I was 13 years old…
The fact I also read cookbooks sometimes get a giggle or two from people who know me. My mother is constantly in awe of the fact that I actually read cookbooks rather than just spin to the page that has the recipe I want to cook.
I am a fly by the seat of my pants sort of cook and I tend to mix and match stuff. I learn alot of how things taste, what works well with what and I do tend to pick up tips and trick when I read the whole book rather than just a recipe…
As for snacking and reading – Heresy……
Don’t even get me started on that point…. I never do it..
Share your answers to the questions above…