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Adults and Y.A. Lit

In this essay, "In Defense of Adult Women Reading Y.A. Literature," the author asks, "The hotly anticipated release of Mockingjay the third installment in the Hunger Games trilogy, proved once again that it's more than just teenagers lining up to scarf down Young Adult lit, so why are women so ashamed to read it in public? And why are we drawn to it in the first place?"

I'm drawn to Y.A. literature for the same reasons mentioned in the essay.

As for reading it in public--it doesn't bother me at all. What about you?

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onegrapeshy
Aug. 30th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
I have a friend who actually told me "All I read are cook books."
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onegrapeshy
Aug. 30th, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
I have the "I Hate to Cook Book."

But I hate to open it.
ophelialaughs
Aug. 30th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
Adults and Y.A. Lit
I mostly read in bed, which is not in public. But I do read cookboooks in line at the store. I don't think it means anything though.
onegrapeshy
Aug. 31st, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
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Wait. You read cookbooks IN LINE? lol!!!!!
ophelialaughs
Aug. 31st, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
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Is that funny? If I see a recipe I like, I either buy the book or come home and look for something similar online.
onegrapeshy
Aug. 31st, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
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It did strike me as funny. Coming from someone who doesn't cook, of course... :) I still have my 6-ingredient rule, you know.
ophelialaughs
Aug. 31st, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Adults and Y.A. Lit
I have a six ingredient rule too, lol. There are only about six ingredients everyone here both can and will eat. So if I'm stuck in line, I use the time to search for inspiration, lol.
onegrapeshy
Aug. 31st, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
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If I didn't have a family I swear I'd live on cereal.
edgyauthor
Aug. 30th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
I used to feel embarrassed about reading YA in public back when I was in high school. (Teachers would always say how we teenagers are "too old" for that and need to read adult lit.) Now, though, despite being in my twenties, I read YA without shame! After all, the YA genre is too awesome for anyone to ever be considered too old to read it. ;)
onegrapeshy
Aug. 31st, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
I agree!
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onegrapeshy
Aug. 31st, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
I don't think that many people can *tell* it's a YA book anyway, unless it's some thing like Twilight or some other well-known (by adults) title.
lalam
Aug. 31st, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
I am not embarrassed to read YA at all. A book is a book is a book...
onegrapeshy
Aug. 31st, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
I can think of other things I'd be embarrassed to read in public, lol.
sookie06
Aug. 31st, 2010 06:50 am (UTC)
But are people ashamed to read them in public? Or is that just a myth?
onegrapeshy
Aug. 31st, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
Now you have me wondering, too....
kathys_shadow
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
It was interesting--I just finished up a Masters of English, and there was definitely a crowd of women in the program who verbally and vocally condemned/made fun of the reading of YA books, and said, "why aren't people reading adult lits? We're adults? They're fantasizing, and wishing away their own lives to be back in high school." I literally heard these comments. Of course, the only YA most of these people had read was Twilight. And then there was another group of us that loved and embraced YA. So I definitely think the pressure can be there.
onegrapeshy
Sep. 2nd, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
"They're fantasizing, and wishing away their own lives to be back in high school."

If they'd gone to MY POC school, they'd know how wrong they are. Only way I'd go back is with the same brain I have now, lol.
fuguemacabre
Sep. 4th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
If it's a good book, I don't care what genre it is. I'll read it any place I want to.
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