Okay, so a week or so ago I posted a Barnes and Noble blog post on the perks of dating a non reader, The Non Reader & Me.
Points 4, 5, and 9, are what have been getting to me lately. I feel guilty that I’m not reading new books from the library. I’m not finishing books from the library, and I just feel like my own stack of Emilie Loring’s and less deep books. I just want to putter with books that have no due date or anything pretentious about them. (the points, by the way are : 4. They never judge any of the books you’re reading, even your guilty pleasure beach reads. ,5. You’re never obligated to read books they’ve recommended to you instead of the books you actually want to read., and 9. They never judge you for the books you haven’t read.)
I feel like I should be reading new books, not old books that are comfortable like a friend or curled up in that chair you love. The guilt! Oh the guilt. I can’t be a true reader if I read books that I’ve read over and over, can I?
But this is silly. Especially when you see my two stacks of books to read…. Oh pardon, it’s three stacks.
But I’m worrying about having things to read. Yes, I will admit, this is slightly insane, the guilt that is…. Though the stack of books is really ridiculous. So, I am going to sit back and relax….. (I feel like Matthew Mcconaughey is in my head as I say that) And just try to read my stacks of books. That being said, I just checked another Emilie Loring book out of the library today, even though I have several of hers in paperback…. Just not the one I wanted….
I’m not going to feel guilty!
4 thoughts on “I’m Not Going To Feel Guilty!”
Love those book photos of yours. And hey, we all have our guilty pleasures, right? Mine happens to be chocolate, yours are those comfy books.
Oh, I love chocolate too. 🙂 It’s good to have guilty pleasures…. Can you really classify old books, or lots of books as really being guilty though? I always think of a guilty pleasure as being something bad… like watching a Real Housewives of something or other. Lol (not that I do)
I don’t know. One woman’s poison is another woman’s cure, right? Maybe it depends on quality control. For some best sellers or escapist fiction (or Real Housewives) might be seen as “guilty pleasures,” while for others those are their mainstay.
Very good point. I like that train of thought, it’s the old adage of treasure vs. junk. For instance, listening to Pitbull is my total guilty pleasure that I DO NOT tell very many people about… course now…. But lots of people have no issue with listening to him. It’s all in perspective and how you look at it. 🙂