Wednesday, 19 December 2012

I Read Crap Books

When I was in Elementary school, I was a pretty advanced reader.  I don't want to brag or anything, but apparently I was at a grade 5 level in grade 1.  And I loved to read.  But sometimes, you just want to read what you enjoy.  (Most times these days).  Every book that you read isn't about the challenge, it's about the content and how it makes you feel.  So in Grade 4, I was reading Sweet Valley High.  Yes, it was definitely a crap book.  And my teacher told me so.  "Kaileigh that's a crap book, you should be reading something more challenging."  I didn't appreciate that comment and it's something that has always stuck with me.  It didn't change my opinion of the teacher though because I didn't really like her anyways.

I'm still reading crap books sometimes, but I'm ok with that.  Reading is an escape, and if I want to escape to Sweet Valley High, I will!
By the Porchlight

So that leads me into this months Literary Junkies linkup with By the Porchlight. Here are this months questions:

1. What are you currently reading?  Tell us about it.
I'm still on my Harry Potter kick and am currently on The Prisoner of Azkaban.  It was originally my favourite book, so we will see if it still is.  I'm not going to tell you about it, because if you don't already know what Harry Potter is about, you obviously don't care to know!

2.  If you could choose any author in the world to write a story based on your life, who would you choose to be the author and why?
Let's get random, Bethenny Frankel, just because I want to meet her.  I don't know that I would want to hear her opinions on me though.  She's kinda brutally honest.

3.Tell us about your favourite place to read.
The Beach.  Nothing is better than sitting on the beach all day reading a good book.  Unfortunately most of the time the beach isn't available.  The most common place I read is in bed.

4.  What books would you buy for lovers of:
a) Suspense/Mystery  - Anything by Mary Higgins Clark
b) Chicklit - Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
c) Literary Fiction - I'm not entirely sure what this means, I think it means a "non-crap" book.  I really enjoyed Stephen King's 11/22/63, let's go with that.
d) Nonfiction - I'm gonna throw a few out here.  Michael J Fox's books were great.  Columbine by Dave Cullen was fantastic.  It might be a difficult read for many at the moment given the current situation, but it is a very well done book.  I also read this book called The Accountant's Story by Roberto Escobar.  It's about the drug cartel that was run by Pablo Escobar in Columbia and it was really good.
e) Classics - I'm not really one for classics.  Anne of Green Gables is always a good one though.  Or watch the movie.


  1. Something Borrowed is one of my favorite books ever!

  2. I've been on a Harry Potter kick too! Something about winter. I'm about to start PoA, and it was also my favorite, along with the fifth one. :)

  3. I'm dying laughing at the comment your teacher made! haha!! But you're totally right! Reading is an escape, and sometimes you need a mindless read when you've had a long day of flexing your brain muscle!

  4. i wanna read 11.22.63! love the name of your post lol

  5. A lot of ppl have recommended Something Borrowed. Think I might have to check it out! Thanks for linking up!

  6. I wrote Mary Higgins Clark, too. I agree. She's a good mystery writer & I've liked all that I've read of hers.

  7. I loved Sweet Valley High Books growing up. And I agree...if I want to read crap books (I call them fluff), then I will cause it's my brain and if I choose to escape this sometimes not fun reality, then I will. ;) ha! Sorry it's taken me so long to read your post! Thanks for linking up with us!!