So book snobs beware, I have a confession to make... I've mentioned before that I'm a bit of a Twilight fan - I'm not a crazy, obsessed Twi-hard or anything, but I genuinely love the books. If you think that's bad then maybe stop reading now because what I'm about to say may shock you further.
Not only have I read all three Fifty Shades of Grey books, but I really enjoyed them. So much so that I couldn't put them down and traded in sleep for page-turning. I know, I know, they're not the most well-written books and let's face it, the sex scenes do make me roll my eyes. By the third book you want to skip through them, but I just love the Ana/Christian relationship.
As it originated as Twilight fan fiction, I guess it shouldn't surprise anyone that I enjoyed them. I can't get enough of an all-consuming love affair in a book! It's so romantic and unlike real life that it turns into my little escape. My life is so romance-free that I need to make up for it elsewhere.
It has set me to thinking though that perhaps I can't trust my literary judgement as much as I thought. I've always loved chick-lit and stories of great romance, but I can usually tell when a book is good and enjoy it. I've always read the old classics, books that have been recommended to me as a great book and enjoyed them and I've always steered clear of the Mills and Boon type novels and turned my nose up at them but if I actually read one would I enjoy it? I hope not, but who knows...
Also, I gave in and now have a Kindle. I know I swore when they came out that I would never own one and that it was a travesty to swap a beautifully printed book for a digital edition on a screen, but for practicality I'm so glad I own one. Every morning I get on a packed commuter train and barely have room to breathe let alone hold a book, now my Kindle is so small that I can read it anywhere - and that makes me happy! So yes, I may hate myself a little, but at least I can now read.
I'm in need of a really good book to read now. Does anyone have any good suggestions?