BTT: Skeletons

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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!

15 thoughts on “BTT: Skeletons

  1. I’ll admit to any and all books I’ve read without embarrassment regardless of popular opinion. The way I see it, we are reading for ourselves, not those around us.

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    • It was more an embarrassment from myself to myself because I’m really not a romance reader and it can make me a little grossed. Not that there is anything wrong with it, it’s just how I am, but I don’t care what others think for the most part! Otherwise I would never admit I actually have copies.

      Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be visiting you shortly.

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  2. I read the Twilight books (well, audio versions) because I was curious what all the buzz was about.

    Now I feel fully justified in being critical of them because at least I’ve read them. LOL

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  3. I’ve given Twilight a wide berth — that started when the books were insanely popular, but now given their presumed audience I’d be embarrassed to go near theme.

    There is a series I forgot to mention at my blog (thanks for stopping by, by the way): Redwall. It’s a fantasy series in which the main characters are mice, shrews, badgers, and other woodland creatures who live in a castle-abby together and occasionally fight off armies of rats, stoats, and other vermin.

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    • Yeah it’s a bit like that and I don’t blame you. I was steering clear myself, but then a mate of mine got the bug for it and I couldn’t resist out of sheer curiosity.

      That book sounds a little like The Wind In The Willows, but not as light.
      I might actually have to check that one out just out of curiosity, especially as it doesn’t sound embarrassing at all.

      Thanks for stopping by as well 🙂

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