Reading on My Nook to Avoid Judgment

Any of my darlings have e-readers?  I’m kind of obsessed with my Nook.  Anyone staunchly opposed to e-readers?  Then you obviously don’t do any guilty pleasure reading outside your own home.  Don’t look at me like that.

This morning, I caved.  I bought the first 4 books in the Pretty Little Liars series by Sarah Shepard.  After watching the first two seasons of the show in less than a semester (hey, I’m not proud), and upon realizing I have nothing to read that’s not intellectually enriching, I thought, hey, why not?

I could have bought the paperback boxed set, but then I would have had to become a hermit and read them only from the confines of my own room.  Let’s be serious – this is basically what the Nook was created for: embarrassing reading.  I want to be able to sit at the little corner coffee shop, sip a chai latte, and hope that everyone else thinks I’m reading a masterpiece.  And if anyone asks, I will lie.  And I will do whatever I have to, including read some SparkNotes, to keep up with that lie because I’m a proud little bitch.

Ah-hem.  The point of this post is that I will be updating you accordingly if these books are worth reading.  Because I can’t possibly be the only one looking for light summer material, right?

What are you reading this summer?  Did your spring semester kick your ass, too?  Have you read Fifty Shades of Grey yet?  Tell me!

Marvelously and with her nose deep in a Nook,



  • I was so sure you were going to say that you were reading 50 shades! I have them on my ereader waiting for me… 🙂 In fact I have a whole ton of things on my ereader waiting for me…

    • admin

      Haha! Not yet! We’ll have to see. Let me know how it is when you get to it!

  • Hahaha, I have a Kindle and I definitely use it for books I don’t want sitting on my shelf/stealth reading of said books wherever I am. I also use it for the instant gratification of books I need to read right that second. Right now I’m reading Game of Thrones in paperback, though, and at the moment I think the book and show are equally awesome.

    I read the sample of 50 Shades and I just couldn’t do it. I didn’t like it and my mind just kept screaming “THIS STARTED AS A TWILIGHT FANFIC!”

    • admin

      Hahahaha! I definitely need to read a sample, then! We sell the books at work but I’ve thus far managed to avoid them because I’m so skeptical.

  • My ass is getting kicked at the moment! I finish the semester at the end of June… so it’s gonna be kicked some more.
    But then I will be looking for a light read so I’ll stay tuned. And Nook is an awesome thing to have, it’s on my want-list for soon…:)

    • admin

      I always forget how your semesters are so different from ours! I hope you’re able to get one soon – they’re so wonderful. I was hesitant but it really is easy on the eyes, quite literally. And all of the books, everywhere! In your purse!

  • I never thought of using an e-reader to read guilty pleasures! I don’t read as much as I used to, I think because I still secretly love teen reading, I read ALL the gossip girl books and the spin offs before the show even started but since then I’ve been trying to get in to books geared towards adult and as much as I wish I could I just can’t really get into them unless they’re really really weird (anyone who wants to be grossed out should read wetlands). I’ve nearly finished a book called Annabel by Kathleen Winter. It’s about a child who was born a hermaphrodite and has been such a lovely read!
    But yeah I’m starting to think I should totally embrace my guilty pleasures also I did not mean for this comment to be such an essay!

    • admin

      Oooh I will have to read Annabel! Did you read Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides? It’s fantastic and sounds like a similar story. He also wrote The Virgin Suicides, which is great as well. I read all of the Gossip Girl books, too! Isn’t it weird how different some of the characters – like Vanessa and Chuck – were? I loved both the books and the show, though I haven’t caught up with the latest season yet. Definitely embrace the Kindle/Nook/Kobu as the go-to for guilty pleasures – it’s kind of fun to be able to read whatever trashy or too-young-for-you books you want out in public hahaha.

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

      • No problemo! 🙂
        Definitely check it out it’s a really nice book but it’s on such a different subject that it’s not SO nice that it makes it boring. I just finished it and need a new book to read so I will definitely check out Middlesex.
        The difference between the gossip girl books and tv shows used to make me so angry! I swear Chuck was definitely experimenting with his sexuality at some point in the book and did not appreciate TV Vanessa’s lovely hair! But then I got over it and it is fun to watch!