A #FF sort of thing

So this is different… I’m doing a FF thing… on my blog! Courtesy of Parajunkee!


Q: What is your guilty pleasure as far as reading? Is it a genre, or is it a certain type of book?

My answer? I’ll be honest, I don’t tend to have a lot of guilty pleasures. I started reading romance young (like 12) and I felt guilty then… I’m 36 now and I long since outgrew that.

What say you!


  1. 21 March, 2013    

    I’m the same! I used to feel kind of guilty about reading romances- but now I boast about it lol
    I’m a new follower, here’s my FF at Rookie Romance

  2. Kim Kim
    21 March, 2013    

    I started to read Adult PNR when I was in middle school/high school (to be fair, my uncle gave me the first four Sookie Stackhouse books when I was a sophomore in high school) and I felt guilty about that. But I grew out of it, too.

  3. 21 March, 2013    

    That’s understandable. No reason to be worried about reading romances now. I have a 10 year old that reads my blog so I can’t review any with risque covers. I chose more of a guilty pleasure about what happens in books- I like watching people that hate each other begin to get along 😉 JC’s Book Haven

  4. 21 March, 2013    

    I started harlequins when i was 12 I believe. My mom wouldn’t let me touch any of her good ones though. LOL I can now- being 31- but back then what a guilty thing to sneak.
    My FF

  5. 21 March, 2013    

    Hi, I’m a new follower. I really don’t read romances, to be honest.

    My FF: http://moonlit-librarian.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-and-follow-friday-march-22.html

  6. 21 March, 2013    

    New follower! Congrats on being featured, this is a great exposure for your books :) I have to admit I haven’t read your books before, but Wrecked seems like a great book to read!

    My guilty pleasures

    Goldie @ My Book Musings

  7. 21 March, 2013    

    I read my first romance book when I was 34 years old. I had no idea! Once I started I couldn’t stop. Now I love all of it, the tame sweet stuff, the hardcore, hide the covers from my kids books.

  8. Chyna Ngie Chyna Ngie
    21 March, 2013    

    Yeah…that is kinda weird well…I’m only 15 so I can’t think like an adult hahaha

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  9. 21 March, 2013    

    Hopping through. I just started reading romance so I guess I have a lot of years left to feel guilty :-) but I don’t
    My Hop

  10. Eva Eva
    21 March, 2013    

    My guilty pleasure is probably contemporary romance but I agree – I don’t really feel guilty!

    New follower

    My FF

    Eva @ All Books Considered

  11. 22 March, 2013    

    I am probably guilty of reading too much LOL!!

    Come and check out my FF
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New FB & Twitter Follower :)

  12. 22 March, 2013    

    Congratulations on being a Featured Blog in Feature & Follow Friday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    My Feature & Follow post.

  13. 22 March, 2013    

    I started reading romance when I was really young, too. My mom had tons of Harlequins, and I started sneaking them to read when I was about ten. Some of them she let me read if she knew they weren’t too “racy” (as she described it) and others she wouldn’t let me read if she thought they were too much for my age, lol. By the time I was in high school, I didn’t have to sneak them anymore or feel guilty. :)

    Congratulations on your feature! I’m a new follower! 😀
    My FF

  14. 22 March, 2013    

    I started reading romance in my secondary school, but now detective novels and YA are my best reads.

    New Follower via Twitter! :)

    My FF @ The Creative Forum

  15. 22 March, 2013    

    I did the same thing, and I happened on some books that were really fun to read that way!

    Now, my ‘guilty pleasure’ is the reading itself – not that I really feel guilty about it, but there are often other things I should be doing instead of reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews.

  16. Amy Amy
    22 March, 2013    

    Hi!!!! I started reading the ‘racy’ romance really young too…12?13? My Mum is pretty open with stuff like that so when she did eventually find out, she just wanted me to tell her the best ones, so she could read them too!

  17. 22 March, 2013    

    I was a trouble maker when I was teenager and I remember a doctor suggesting to my parents that I should read romance instead of books about mysteries and serial killers. I remember my dad asking what was on my recommended book list from said doctor and I was so ashamed! I couldn’t bring myself to tell him what he said and pretty much shunned the genre. Then my final year of undergrad uni, I was bombarded with tons of work and pressure that I turned to a romance and never looked back.

  18. 22 March, 2013    

    Congrats on getting featured :)
    i used to have that guilt but i didn’t really read allot of really steamy romance. I’m older now so i’m over it :)

    Here is my FF

  19. 22 March, 2013    

    I do like a good romance story!
    New follower! FF

  20. 22 March, 2013    

    New GFC follower and reluctantly becoming a romance reader. :)

  21. 22 March, 2013    

    Firstly, congrats on the feature !

    Oh yes, I used sneak romance books out of the school library. 😉 Being a big rule follower, yeah felt guilty.

    Do stop by my FF. Following back via rss and twitter =)

  22. 22 March, 2013    

    Ahhh I can only read romance with a paranormal kick to it! Or something doom and gloomy i.e. dystopia.
    Congrats on getting featured. I loved reading your book, ‘Blade Song’ by the way :). There is a review of it on my blog!
    Here’s my FF
    I’m also hosting and INT giveaway to win a book of your choice :)

  23. 22 March, 2013    


    I loved reading your book, ‘Blade Song’ by the way .


  24. 22 March, 2013    

    Hello! New Twitter follower! I’m not a huge reader of romance, but I do like some. Congrats on being a feature!
    My FF

  25. 22 March, 2013    

    Hi! Congrats on being featured!

    I’m your new Twitter follower, and here’s my FF: http://vanillamoonblog.com/2013/03/22/feature-follow-friday-5/

  26. 22 March, 2013    

    … lol… wow. So this thing gets a very big turn-out, I see. I’m reading comments and I’m dropping by the blogs and adding them to my reader, although I dunno if I’ll be commenting-we leave on vacation Sunday and I need to kill my word count for the day. But thanks to all of you. :)

  27. 22 March, 2013    

    Hi! Congrats on being featured! New follower via RSS 😀

    I answered similarly, I don’t feel guilty about anything I read anymore…regardless. I used to when I was in my teens but I got over it 😉 Thanks for sharing & have a great week end!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  28. Great answer. We readers shouldn’t feel guilty about loving what we read. I go through spurts where I’m like.. I should really read something profound.. but I can’t deny my love of romance, either. =) and who’s to say romance isn’t profound in its own way, you know?
    New follower via RSS.
    Here’s my Feature and Follow Friday Post
    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

  29. 22 March, 2013    

    Hi! Congrats on being featured. Just wanted to say I haven’t heard of your books before, but they sound interesting. New follower through twitter.

    My FF is here.

  30. 22 March, 2013    

    Great answer!

    New follower via Twitter.
    My FF HERE

  31. 22 March, 2013    

    More power to you! I’m not embarrassed by what I read either, and it definitely includes romance! What’s wrong with romance? NOTHING!

    It always bothers me that people look down on romance novels because it’s largely written by women for a predominantly female audience. People don’t apologize for reading mysteries!

  32. Lege Artis Lege Artis
    22 March, 2013    

    I don’t feel guilty at all… I deal with heavy stuff and some of the worst examples of humanity every day at work and sometimes it’s just too much, so when I go home I want to read romance stories…

  33. 22 March, 2013    

    I honestly don’t feel guilty about what I read either. I make my choice why feel bad about them?

    My follow friday! Please visit!

  34. 22 March, 2013    

    That’s probably about the age I started reading romance, too. I started off with Forever by Judy Blume and quickly progressed into my grandmother’s more “adult” romance novels. And now that I’m older, I primarily read YA. I guess I’m regressing!

    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

  35. Diane Diane
    22 March, 2013    

    I was only allowed Harlequin books that my aunt had read, to be sure. I grew up, started reading paranormal, which my family couldn’t understand, then romantic suspense and fantasy and BDSM, which shocked my family. I’m now 60 years old and still read all of the above; now my older sister is asking my advice on what to read.

  36. 22 March, 2013    

    My guilty pleasure is the House of Night series by P.C. Cast. I know they aren’t loved by everyone, but I am addicted.
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    Krista @ Breathe In BooKs
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