Wednesday, 23 May 2012
My Guilty Pleasure Reads (1)
Blethered by Alex @ The Blethering Bookworm
I suppose that everybody’s guilty pleasures are different as it depends entirely on how you define ‘guilty pleasure'.
Something you enjoy even though you know that you are not supposed to?
Something to be indulged in only occasionally?
Everyone has their own view of what a guilty pleasure is.
My personal definition of ‘Guilty Pleasure Reads’ is – I would die if my mum caught me reading this book (sad but true guys I am afraid to admit). But then there is no denying that reading these books cheers me up and gives me a boost of happiness.
So here comes my deep dark secrets.
So I will get this one out of the way first.
Mills and Boon!
Yes, I admit it, I went through an EPIC Mills and Boon phase when I was in my early teens, and this involved bending over backwards to try and prevent my mum from knowing that I was sneaking them into the house. She did find out and didn’t approve BTW.
But now I have 3 or 4 of my absolute favourites that I still have on my shelf (and a few that I may have torn out of anthologies at x-mas time and recovered in cereal box card ).
They are lovely just to turn back to every now and again and lose myself in. And lets face it, happily ever afters just never get old.
And yes, I would still NEVER read a romance in front of my mother. The only books that I read where she can see them are humouress sci-fi (e.g. Hitchhiker's Guide). Isn’t it funny how things like that stay with you…?
Do you have any books that you would never, ever, ever read in front of your parents?