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! – Booking Through Thursday
I don’t read romance, westerns or “cheesy sci-fi”. I don’t even read mystery. My friend actually said I read a lot of bestsellers, which is somewhat true and somewhat not. I do read chicklit, but I’m not ashamed of it. The one thing I would say that I am ashamed of is that not only have I read The Da Vinci Code, but I’ve also read Dan Brown’s first in the Robert Langdon series Angels & Demons… and I’m probably going to read the third book. I don’t like his writing; it’s tacky and full of sensationalism, but I usually start what I finish in book series. There are other stupid reasons, but I’ll spare you.
Today, I am trying to do a lot of things include read (which I’ve been unable to do for the last two days), watch a movie that I must return tomorrow, and try to get as much done on the clapotis.
I’m not ashamed to admit I read both Dan Brown books as well. Will he ever be argued as one of the greats of our time, highly doubtfull, but his books do entertain and sometimes when I pick up a book, that’s all I want.
The only reason I mentioned it is because I know other readers have gotten slack for it. I also don’t mind reading them because they are quick reads that I don’t even feel like much time has been “wasted” or whatever. Thanks for the comment.
i’ve read those Dan Brown books, too – and i think i consider them less a “guilty pleasure” than some of the other things i’ve read. lol.
I read them too. I wonder if people make a big deal out of it because it’s pop-culture. I thought both books were quick and fast paced. Not terrible- not spectacular, but nothing to be ashamed of. Anyway, someone had to read them!
I’ve read The Davinci Code and I liked it but after reading his other books I couldn’t say that I like his style of writing too. Almost all of them have the same formula and it get’s really predictable plus the forced love interest is really cheesy.