Friday, November 1, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday - Guilty Pleasures

Happy Friday! The weekend is almost upon us. Any special plans? I will of course be working all weekend - how about you?!

This week's question for Feature and Follow Friday (hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) is:

Q: What book are you embarrassed to admit you LOVED enjoyed (try to think beyond Twilight)?

Well, first of all, I've edited the question a bit. Only because everything I've LOVED, I still stand by because I obviously loved it for a reason. There are some things I really enjoyed that maybe wouldnt be my favorite anymore but grudgingly have to admit that I was a fan once upon a time.

First up is (and I'm really not going much beyond Twilight here) is Fifty Shades of Grey. When I read this book, I thought the premise and plot were pretty good and unique, but as we all know, the writing was garbage. I picked up the second one and my thoughts were confirmed, the writing was still garbage. I hate when my non-reading/non-blogger friends ask me if I've read Fifty Shades because they are so proud that this is the one book they've read and loved. I always have to admit that I did, and that I liked it. But my response is always the same, so I have some sort of disclaimer to go along with it, "I did read it. The first one was good but the second one was crap, so I didn't bother to finish the series, cause the writing sucked." Poor unsuspecting friends... all they did was ask me if I'd read the book.
Look- its freaking
lingerie on the cover.
I can understand why some
people are reluctant to pick these up
Second is not a book but a very general genre: romance. I don't mean YA dystopian or fantasy or sci-fi which almost always features some sort of romance. I mean romance, where the book probably wouldnt really hold up too well without the development of a certain romantic relationship. Now this is something I can say I LOVE. I am a huge romance fan, but I've gotten away from it in recent years after jumping on the YA dystopian train. I am Nora Robert's biggest fan (pre-ordered her newest book actually, Dark Witch, and I can't wait for it to get here!). I used to love those monthly Harlequin releases, the ones you can get for like $4.00 on the little romance displays in the aisleway at the book stores. Obsessed. Anyhow, it's not that I'm necessarily embarrassed, but I feel like romance isn't exactly taken seriously, especially with those covers and the sometimes less than stellar writing. But I suppose the latter is something you encounter in any genre, not just romance.

What books/genres are you embarrassed to say you loved... or at the very least, liked? Can't wait to hear from you guys!


P.S. Don't forget! I'm having a giveaway for 3 lucky winners - a PDF copy of Dance the Moon Down, a historical romance that I absolutely loved. Enter below - and good luck!!

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