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!

36 Replies to “A #FF sort of thing”

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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 =)

  11. 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 🙂

  12. … 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. 🙂

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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…

  17. 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

  18. 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.

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