Thursday, March 21, 2013

Follow Friday--Guilty Pleasures

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What is your guilty pleasure as far as reading? Is it a genre, or is it a certain type of book?

It may sound strange, especially as I am now constantly reading and even writing high fantasy, but I always thought of that as guilty pleasure reading. When I was in high school, the only books I read in my spare time were Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth, The Lord of the Rings, and a few others like them. I always had other, more literary or classical books to read for English class, and the high fantasy were the books I read under the covers at night, or just when I needed a break from the homework. ;D

How about you? What form does your guilty pleasure reading take?


  1. Nice! That's pretty much what paranormal reads were for me when needing a break from my English class reads. Even as an English major, I wasn't always wowed with the classics. If I didn't have at least 1 paranormal read a week, I would've gone insane!

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  2. I agree! I haven't heard of those book but I love reading night huntress series, it's one of my favorite besides Immortal After Dark.
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  3. I loved Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time books. I never finished the series :( Not because I didn't like them I just read them so long ago I just never finished. Maybe one day I will

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  4. I haven't read any of those but they sound really good. Thanks for stopping by my FF :-)

    Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession

  5. For some reason a lot of people sort of look down on genre fiction. I don't know what their problem is! High fantasy is great, and just and rewarding and enriching as "literary fiction" in my opinion. :)

  6. I've read Lord of the Rings and I must admit, I did like being whisked away into Tolkien's world. (I love elves) My best friend has been bugging me to read the Sword of Truth series forever! I don't read a whole lot of high fantasy, but as a teacher, I definitely need YA or NA to escape to after a day of dealing with students!

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  7. I have to credit my dad and my 5th grade teacher with my love of high fantasy. My dad loved sci-fi and fantasy so the books were always in the house. My 5th grade teacher read us The Hobbit in class and started my love of Tolkien. I didn't find Robert Jordan until after college, but once I did I devoured the Wheel of Time series! Thanks for stopping by this week! Happy Friday :D
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  8. fantasy is a great escape! i can see why that's a guilty pleasure!
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  9. I haven't read any high fantasy fiction in a long time. My older brother really liked them -- particularly the LORT series. But I would like to read more high fantasy YA or NA books, that sounds interesting.

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  10. I have not been able to get into Goodkind...
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  11. Hopping through. I've meant to read Robert Jordan's books for years. They sound fabulous.
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  12. I love high fantasy as well. They tend to be my favorite books when they are well-written. I will admit that sometimes they can be very confusing and hard to follow if not. You chose some great ones as examples though :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

  13. Why do you consider them as guilty pleasures? Those books sound good to me! :)

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    My guilty pleasures

    Goldie @ My Book Musings

  14. I just love Robert Jordan!!! classic...I used to read those when I was younger too. Thanks for visiting me earlier! Happy Reading!

  15. Oh yes, my guilty pleasure is reading Lord of The Rings too! It's so epic!

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  16. Hi fantasy is always pretty fun!
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  17. Love It!
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  18. I read all across genres, and I try to never feel guilty about my reads- sometimes, I spend a little too much time in my fantasy worlds, though.

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  19. Lord of the Rings is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine too!
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  20. Hi from a new follower

    Thank You for stopping by my blog.

    I love the name of your blog, it's so true (alternate life, alternate world what more can you ask....) I did not read any high fantasy yet maybe this time I will give it a try =D

    Amie from Magic of words

  21. Loved LTR, nice blog.

  22. Those were great books to be reading in high school! I still have yet to read any of them, and I am well past high school. :)

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    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

  23. Any light science fiction or fantasy does it for me, or a horror-thriller.

  24. I love fantasy books, but for some reason I just couldn't get into The Lord of The Rings. Maybe I'll try again sometime soon. :P

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    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

  25. I love me some great fantasy books! High fantasy books are amazing because you can just get so stuck in the book and (usually) the worlds are so wonderfully created.

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  26. Great answer. Thanks for stopping by.

  27. I have been wanting to read Lord of the Rings badly just haven't gotten to it yet. My son did buy me The Hobbit for Xmas this year.

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  28. I love the fact that you are writing. Best of luck!!

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  29. I love The Lord of the Rings! And the Sword of Truth series is interesting - I like the TV show :D

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  30. I like high fantasy as well! Happy Friday!

  31. My guilty pleasure in high school was Piers Anthony, so I'm with you on the high fantasy!
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    Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

  32. LOVE Robert Jordan. And The Sword of Truth Series.