Thursday, April 19, 2007

MEME: Booking Through Thursday

'Fess Up!

Booking Through Thursday
Okay, there must be something you read that's a guilty pleasure . . . a Harlequin romance stashed under the mattress. A cheesy sci-fi book tucked in the back of the freezer. A celebrity biography, a phoned-in Western . . . something that you'd really rather not be spotted reading. Even just a novel if you're a die-hard non-fiction fan. Come on, confess. We won't hold it against you!

I would have to say that reading children's novels would be my "I can't believe I admit I read that " books. I still go back and reread the Little House books, Gordon Korman's Bruno and Boots books, and the occasional Judy Blume. Maybe that is why I jumped on the Banned Book challenge so quickly: to be able to read and review some great children's books.
But to restate what many other people already have, there are no guilty pleasures. Just read what you like, and enjoy. It's the reading that's important, that transports you to another place and another time and fills the need you as a reader have, whether to be entertained, amused, or to learn and see the world from a new point of view.

1 comment:

ebony said...

I love the Lemony Snicket books. And how can you lose with Ronald Dahl? I love children's books too.