Sunday, February 25, 2007
I like "Fluff" books...Sue Me
After reading in article in a Pages magazine where the author states that librarians shouldn't allow their patrons to read books that are mindless....which just reminded me that I have had so many people tell me that some of the books I read simply shouldn't be classified as "good reading." What the heck do they know? Yes, I enjoy an occasional Nicholas Sparks book. Yes, I do like Debbie Macomber and her small town series about people who have problems that are always solved by the end of the book. Why is that so wrong? I still enjoy the meaty stuff, but sometimes we really just need a completely predicatable plot with a happy ending to show us that reading can still be lightheated. So much of my "main" reading consists of heavy books, books that make my mind tick and my thoughts run rampant, which I love. I really enjoy being able to think about characters and wonder what is going to happen next, but is there really anything wrong with a book that is mindless and results in no thinking whatsoever? Mind you, I do not read Danielle Steel. I do not read Nora Roberts. I do not read Harlequin Romance novels...however, SO WHAT if I want to! Reading is supposed to be fun and relaxing, not boring and something we are forced to do. Therefore, if you want to read a good, juicy romance novel that has some chick baring it all (almost) on the cover, then read away!