You might as well know it now before you read any further.
I am not a stuff snob. I am not a clothes snob. I am not a car snob (I drive a Subaru Outback covered in grime from the Calgary streets, for Pete's sake).
But I am a book snob.
I openly admit it and embrace it.
As part of my snobbery, I rejoice in the fact that I have never read the Twilight Series. I am not sure I believe it should even be allowed in our school libraries.
And don't give me that crap about "well it sure does get young girls reading." Sure it does, but then they stop. The don't read that and then move on to something else. Garbage.
I feel the same way about Captain Underpants and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Do you want to know why there were a few people at the boys old school who didn't like me? It may have had something to do with the fact that in 4th grade, when the kids were doing book reports, I told Warren's mom that I didn't think picture books should count for 4th grade book reports. Warren did his report on Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
In 4th grade.
He did not have a reading disability.
He did have a parenting disability. But that is another story.
J did his on A Wrinkle in Time.
Does that make J better than Warren? Possibly.
So when I visited a new blog and the book review was on "The Greek Tycoon's Unexpected Wife" published by Harlequin Romances I knew I could close the page and never go back.
To each his own and all of that. But if you want a romance? Pride and Prejudice. The Night Circus. Anna Karenina.
*I get that when there is a reading disability involved there are different rules. I am not cruel. Just a snob.
**Before you get all pissy with me. I have come around to the idea that if you can get kids reading at an early age (and it might take Diary or Captain) then that might develop into a life long love. I'll buy into that. But if you never give them anything else beside Captain or Diary then you are doing them a disservice. We own Diary. M read them for about a month then moved on out of boredom. He is my non-reading child. He can read quite well, but he doesn't enjoy it like J does. My theory is that in the limited time he reads, it better be something worthwhile.
***I am NOT trying to tell you what to read. Read whatever you want. It doesn't matter to me. I am just not going to discuss it with you or read your review.