Jul 122012


This week’s question:
A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.
SammyDee asks:
What book(s) have you read that you’re secretly ashamed to admit

My response:
The books that came instantly to mind aren’t necessarily that I’m ashamed to admit to, but more so embarrassed.  And there are 4 read, 1 waiting to be read.

I have openly admitted that I am computer challenged, which that is something that I’m ashamed of, just ask Gina from Hott Books.  I don’t know what I would do without her as she is my computer angel.  She puts up with me, and with much patience I might add, for all the questions I ask how to do certain things.  She was partially the force behind  the new look and the reason why and how I moved over to wordpress., which she did both.  Because I am always bothering her, I bought WordPress For Dummies as a reference guide and even then, I have trouble and end up going to her for help.  The other is a book she just sent me , Getting Geeky With Twitter, since I am still trying to navigate that site but haven’t had the time to open it up and read.

The other books that came to mind are 3 that I read and reviewed from a request last year.  As I said, I’m not ashamed but a bit embarrassed because of the reasons I accepted the review request.  They were children’s books.  I don’t read children’s books since it has been many years that I have had to read to my sons, seeing that they are 26 and 28, and my hinting for grandchildren has fallen on deaf ears.  So there aren’t any little ones around to share these books with.  However, if I read and reviewed them, I would also have the opportunity to host a giveaway, and seeing it was right around Christmas, I thought it would be a fun giveaway for those that follow my blog and did have little tykes in their lives.  And the final one was The Bedtime Book For Dogs, an adorable book for children that instead of being read to, they could read to their dogs.  That book I gave to my son and future dil, partially as a joke, because she would say all the time, even with my husband and I, that it was time for “bonding and quality time”.  And would say the same thing about their dog.  So I thought this would be the perfect book so that she could have her “bonding and quality time” with the dog.  Knowing the personality of this dog, the book has probably been digested, literally lol.

OK, your turn.  What books are you ashamed to say that you read?

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  8 Responses to “Booking Through Thursday”

  1. Hahaha, a digested book! I once accepted a review request just because I liked the cover of the book. I was a bit ashamed of that! Hop on over if you have the time:
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  2. I have seen other bloggers reading children’s books…I recently read one I missed in childhood called The Secret Garden. And a couple of years ago, I reread Alice in Wonderland.

    Here’s MY BTT POST

  3. LOL… your “guilty pleasures” aren’t too bad. I have read plenty of the “For Dummies” Books and they are always entertaining and helpful.

  4. I don’t think anyone should be ashamed or embarrassed by anything they read.

  5. I remember when I was a child, I loved the Bobsy Twins books, I should check one out of the library someday and re-read it. I also loved the Nancy Drew Mysteries, I just read one of her books a few years ago. I still think they are cute books.

    Come on over and see what I am ashamed I read… hee, hee.

  6. Hey, Cheryl! Peeking in again. Not much shame here, though. 🙂

    I’m not terribly ashamed myself…as you can see: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/07/bookign-through-thursday.html

  7. I don’t think children’s books are a shameful thing! I’ve been re-discovering them since having children of my own and suddenly I’ll get flooded with fond memories of stories I really loved over and over again. I hope I can pass that love of books onto my children.
    I am ashamed to say that I bowed to peer pressure and read the Twilight Saga. Nearly every female member of my family was raving about how fabulous they were and lining up for midnight openings at the movies. After years of their begging I finally said okay and read them. Gee whiz. I’m sorry if I offend those that enjoy the series but I honestly think the “editor” of Breaking Dawn (last book) should be fired. The first two books weren’t so bad, not my cup of tea, but the rest were definitely hurried through for publishing to strike while the iron was hot and make money while the mania lasted. It seems any attempt at a decent book went straight out the window for Meyer as soon as her big checks started coming in. If I could do it all over again I would save myself the time and embarrassment being a grown woman reading about Edward!

  8. I am chuckling over Chel Pay’s comment. I don’t often admit I read the Twilight series either. I picked them up because my sons both were reading them and I wondered what compelled them to do so. (It was their girlfriends at the time). Most of them are easily forgettable the books and the girlfriends too! ;o).

    I love your new look.

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