Thursday, November 17, 2011

Question of the Week: Guilty Pleasures

Though it sometimes may be hard to admit, there's always that one book or series that you secretly LOVE, contrary to what you typically read. It's a book that you may be either ashamed to confess your obsession over, or simply embarrassed to be seen reading. Every book worm has their own guilty reading pleasures.

What are your guilty reading pleasures? What is it about the book/series that you find particularly embarrassing or "guilty"?

Hannah: My guilty reading pleasures are any "chick lit" books. What are chick lit books? Anything with major cheese/cute moments, and are typically contemporary fiction novels. One of my absolute favorites is Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. When it comes to these drama filled romances, I can't help myself. I get suckered into the plot so easily, I just don't know what's wrong with me! The most embarrassing part is having to carry around the chick lit book with its chick lit cover and look lame while reading it. Also, when someone asks me what I'm reading, my explanation usually gets an eye roll or two. Even though I hate to admit it, I like happy endings and cheesy moments. I'm a bit ashamed, but oh well, they make me all happy inside and that's what matters! Right....?!

Emily: My guilty reading pleasure is the Tiger's Curse Series by Colleen Houck. The romance in those books is so unrealistic and sweet that it just consumes me. I absolutely love the series and I am addicted. Things are very unrealistic and the love story is the main focus of the series, so that may be why I am sometimes embarrassed a bit to read them. I typically read high epic fantasy where action and philosophical ideas are the main focus and the love story is simply in the background. A book where the romance is in the forefront and is unrealistic, makes me a bit embarrassed. But... I. Do. Not. Care. :)

Justine: My guilty pleasure would be The Bride Trilogy by Kat Martin. Of course every girl loves to read about a hunky, delicious man (Or a least the girls I know do.). This trilogy is about three brothers who are the epitome of gorgeous, smoldering, sexy, and every other adjective you can describe a beautiful man with. I think this appeals to me because these characters go through life changing romantic situations that help to shape them. Secondly, the women  in these books are strong and they constantly show that they don't need any man to tell them what to do (Represent!). The steamy romance and intriguing characters are what makes these books my obsession!! (Caution: These books are fantastic, but beware of the steaminess.)

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