Monday, March 10, 2014

Musing Mondays - March 10

This is a weekly meme run by Miz B of Should be Reading.

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My Musing:

Are you ever embarrassed to read certain books in public? While electronic devices have helped with this issue, are there ever books you simply wouldn't want people to know you're reading? And if the answer is yes, do you review those books on your blog?

I'm known to take a book almost everywhere we go. There are so many books I'm eager to read that I don't want to waste time waiting in the doctor's office or during my daughter's soccer practice by not having a book with me. I still have tons of printed books here, so that means my reading choices are open to scrutiny by others.

While I don't read a ton of them, I have been known to enjoy a blood-pumping, steamy romance novel. At the other end of the spectrum, I read many children's books since that's the market in which I write. Since romance novels are usually my late night reads, I'm not worried there; but I do wonder what people think when they see me reading children's books to myself. I review almost everything I read at my blogs.

So what about you? Anything you're embarrassed to be seen reading? Is there a certain person or persons you wouldn't want to know what you're reading? Do those embarrassing books end up on your blog?


Unknown said...

Reading a romance novel in public can be tricky. I try to read them on my iPad if I can :)

Unknown said...

Although I haven't read any in years, I was always embarrassed to read a romance novel in front of anyone.

Here's my musing:

JC Jones said...

I think we are all a little shy about reading romance novels in public. I usually hide the cover. Here is my post: Mixed Book Bag

Monica said...

No, I don't ready anything that I wouldn't want to my pastor to see or the Lord if He were sitting right next to me. I am big on Christian nonfiction and fiction along with the classics. I have been know to quit reading a classic because it went against my conscience....Going to jump over to your Christian blog now and see what's going on there! :)

Cheryl said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone. I appreciate you stopping by.

Anonymous said...

I don't generally read books I'm embarrassed about but reading about Rose West (serial killer) on a train journey and in an airport got me some funny looks ;-)

Unknown said...

I do love my kindle for not having to worry about being judged by others. At the same time, I don't remember ever hiding a book that I was reading in public. I am sure that I have though. :)