Weekly Geeks hosts blog entries around a common theme that differs every week. This week’s theme is guilty pleasures. Specifically:
- The Books that you Love but are Embarrassed to be Seen Reading
- Tell us WHY you love them
- And (just for fun) tell us your favorite guilty snack that goes perfectly with all that guilty reading
My biggest embarrassment comes from books with giant cats on or in them. Actually, it doesn’t even have to be cats. Any animal will do.
For instance, I love the Mrs. Murphy mysteries by Rita Mae Brown. I also happen to love her fox hunting series. Both have pictures of animals on the covers and illustrations inside. Nothing makes me feel like a bigger dork than reading on the train to work and having the ten people in my immediate vicinity staring at pictures of cutesy cats and dogs and horses all over the pages I’m reading.
Inevitably, those are the times that I’m sitting next to someone reading a very dog-eared and worn copy of something highbrow.
I do love them, though. I love my kitty and horsey mysteries. They’re like brain candy. They require little focus and take hardly any time to finish. They have familiar characters that I don’t have to spend time getting to know. It’s like coming home.
As for snacks, by far my guiltiest pleasure is an order of Texas Cheese Fries from Outback Steakhouse. They have about a million calories but are so cheesysaltybaconyyumyum that I have a hard time resisting their siren song.
Dammit. Now I’m hungry.