What reading skeletons do you have in your closet? Books you’d be ashamed to let people know you love? Addiction to the worst kind of (fill in cheesy genre here)? Your old collection of Bobbsey Twin Mysteries lovingly stored behind your “grown-up” books? You get the picture … come on, confess!
I have reading skeletons, but I’m also of a mind where I don’t give a crap if people know about it. Doesn’t matter how embarrassed about those books I am, as long as I enjoyed it I really don’t care what others think so maybe they aren’t skeletons…
- The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer – no offence to die hard twifans, but oh that’s embarrassing! Not only embarrassing that I’m an adult who not only read them, but I also own a copy of all of them. I’m not a romance girl so I’m doubly embarrassed about them because of that aspect of it too. It makes me cringe to think about the fact I read and enjoyed them… But I can also find a sense of humour in them and I don’t take the unhealthy aspects of the relationships seriously. I can pay myself out for reading them as well.
That’s it really. I haven’t been embarrassed about reading anything else since I was in my early teens and got my first erotica. There’s different genres for a reason and tastes are so diverse across the reading world that there really isn’t any need to be embarrassed about what you’re reading. As long as someone is enjoying it and getting something out of it then each to their own.
But in the interest of sharing, what would be yours? Link me up if you join in or just share in the comments!