I have always LOVED to read...
I know what "good" literature is, after all I teach reading! I also try to promote the joy of reading (for pleasure) to my students.
Lately, though, I've noticed that I've been reading (and enjoying) Nora Roberts books. Hmmmm, her books are found in the "Romance" section.
In the past, while browsing through a bookstore, you would've NEVER found me in the "Romance" section. I always felt it was so "beneath" me!! That that wasn't "literature", that was "trash"!
Recently, a collegue (and friend) of mine (the Little Munchkin) and I went to a bookstore, and literally held each other's hand while we browsed through the "Romance" section for books...
The Little Munchkin bought 5 books from the Romance section, and I bought 3 books NOT from the Romance section...we'll be sharing "our" books. At one point she said, "Look who's holding the "trashy" books. I am! Next time, you will be holding them." And I agreed, next time I will hold and purchase books from the "Romance" section.
Why am I now reading "Romance" (trashy) books and even enjoying some of them? My life at the moment is too depressing, and I need an escape. A "far fetched" escape!
Books (NOT from the Romance section) recently read:
Love Walked In
Sarah (First book of the Canaan Trilogy)
Books from the Romance section (trashy)
Midnight Pleasure (4 short stories-NOT porn!) by 4 different authors
Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts
Entranced by Nora Roberts
*I do NOT like to read Danielle Steel's books...