WARNING! This post contains the confession of books that I have read that I'm kinda embarrassed to admit that I HAVE read.
Today on Home Girl's Book Blog, Home Girl (Rachel) challenged us to "Write a blog post wherein you 'fess up to reading a book that didn't make you proud OR tell us about a book you've pretended to have read. "
The first book that I shudder to think of, but that I still read the whole way through is Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday by Alan Dean Foster. Now, it's not a bad book in any way (that I can recall), but it's TRANSFORMERS. In a book. I read it because my husband purchased it and raved about it. Remind me to take his raves with a grain of salt when they involve books about Transformers. *Side note* I LOVE Transformers. The movies and the old cartoons. But I don't really go around Telling people that. At all. *sheepish grin*
The second book that I've not ever mentioned to ANYONE is Redbook's Love Your Sex Life by Lisa Sussman. *cringe!* *opening one eye and looking around* Oh. I'm not dead yet? I bought this book three years after getting married because I wanted to do something for my husband. And I read the book the whole way through. I learned alot. That I sometimes wish I hadn't. BUT, at the same time, I'm glad I did read it because it did help me to look at my husband in a different light.
I know these books probably aren't that big of confessions for most people, but for me to admit to having read a book about sex is HUGE and even though I will readily admit to reading manga and watching Naruto all the time, admitting to reading a book about Transformers is a tad scary. I mean, I am NOT a comic book nerd! But that's the reaction books about Tranformers elicit from people.
So, what books do you hide behind other books while you read them? Any? Perhaps, children's books. Or maybe just a different genre. For example, growing up, anything that had alot of fantasy in it I had to not necessarily hide, so much as not flaunt that I was reading it. Maybe that's why I like it so much now?
Come now. Confess. I won't tell on you.