Sunday, December 16, 2012

You make me feel like I'm living a teenage dream

A couple of weeks ago, I was abused, harassed, debased, spat on. Well, not really. But what happened was something more terrible. Some of my friends actually labeled me, gasp, a book snob!

I've been called as such before, and that label bothers me a lot. I do think that I read almost anything. Fiction, nonfiction, translated work, local titles. You name a genre, I've probably sampled it. Yes, even self-help and inspirational books, which is the one genre I usually stay away from. (Still, you do have to pay me to read Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus or How to Win Friends and Influence People or South Beach Diet for Busy People.)

Okay, just to prove it to you (and to those people who said that hateful label), here's a picture of the books that I'm currently reading. These are the books that I will end the year with—books for teenagers! Give me sappy teenage romance, paranormal romance involving fairies, and mean high school cliques. I happily devour them.

Smells like teen spirit

I know, I'm in my late 30s. But these books are my Botox, my collagen injections, my instant cellulite removal regimen. They transport me back in time when my biggest problems were homework and pimples.

6 comments:

Mrs.B said...

Hi Peter, if u want to read YA then read anything by John Green. He's fantastic!

Peter S. said...

Hello, Mrs B! Oh, I've read Paper Towns. I didn't like it as much. I guess I need to read more from him!

Overthinker Palaboy said...

hahaha! may initial impression nga ako na book snob ka. peo nung nakita ko yung mga samples ng books for teenagers, haha. nahulog ng tatlong talampakan pababa ang panga ko.

sige, basa ka na rin ng paper backs na tagalog. limang piraso. ayan ang aabangan kong review mo :) hihi :)

Peter S. said...

Nakabasa na rin ako nun, Overthinker Palaboy! Hehehehehe. Sige, magbabasa ako ulit ng iba pang titles ng Tagalong romances.

Jack said...

Hey, brother, I'm in my mid-60s, and I still enjoy a good coming-of-age story. There's nothing wrong with a little vicarious youth experience! As to the rest, books, like music, are such an utterly personal preference that no one, but on one has any business passing judgment on what you read. Just tell them that as soon as you can use their credit card for your trip to the bookstore, they can have an opinion about your taste in literature!

Peter S. said...

You're so right, Jack!