Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Secret Readers, QQ

‘Secret Readers That’s What we are…’ Insert music to Secret Lovers…

There are secret readers out there, now I don’t mean people who are secretly reading and trying to keep it on the low…
I am talking about those people who are reading books they don’t want others to know about, QQ…
This weekend I was talking to a sister and she was telling me about going to a huge book signing of a very well known romance author…
I asked, ‘Which one of her books did you get?” She looked around to see who was listening, then told me, ‘I don’t know…” Huh?
Finally she told me, then, said, ‘But I don’t really read her books.”
Okay…my gut told me she gobbled that book up on the way home but didn’t want to say she had…
Reminded me of back in the day when we started our ‘Higher Learning’, so many would walk around with these huge tomes…when asked if they had read the latest bestseller, they would say…’Oh no, not me, I only read non-fiction!”
Cool, I can get with non-fiction too, but there are days when some fiction is what a sister needs, but that’s just me….
It reminded me then of non-drinkers who always smelled like Gin and Peppermint…
Anyway…
Today the big thing is to say, I don’t read, erotica, street-lit, romance, etc…
Well someone is reading all of that and in mass quantities…
The books are flying off the shelves and on Amazon and other online bookstores…
Those books are usually the high sellers…and my guess is it isn’t just kids plunking down the dollars for those books…
I guess it’s adult peer pressure…
Grown people are afraid to mention to their friends that they aren’t reading,
A certain kind of book,
As though they fear they will be thought of as less learned,
Or well read…
I don’t get it,
Because all that reading all kinds of books does is broadens one’s horizons,
I have picked up books that just didn’t do it for me…
But that has been across genres,
If I can learn from, be entertained by, made to feel (laugh or cry) or on some days,
Simply taken away,
I am down…and will freely tell anyone who asks what I am reading…
But that’s just me,
And everyone knows how odd I am…SMOOCHES!

Currently reading: The Sweetest Taboo by Risque and
Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice

Love and Blessings,
Angelia, eclectic reader and proud of it

9 comments:

GENESIS said...

Sho U rite!

I don't have a problem telling people I read certain books. I know of others who do and it baffles me too. I plan to read The Sweetest Taboo as soon as I can get my hands on it..lol I'm also going to read an ebook Jennifer sent me called Stephen King On Writing. I've been wanting to read Stephen's book for a while now.

Great post!

Love u
G-Nice

Angelia... said...

Hey G-Nice,
as soon as I am done with The Sweetest Taboo, I will send it to you...

Smooches,
mama deep

GENESIS said...

COOL! You are more than the best...

shelia said...

Love this post...It made me laugh. Why be ashamed to admit what you read? Now I can see maybe covering up the book covers of some of the books when out in public, but otherwise, I have no issues telling anyone what I'm reading. I read fiction & non-fiction. My goal is to read every book of interest to me---so you know I'll always have something to read...:)

Angelia... said...

Thanks Shelia,
it is funny isnt it, we hide so many things, as you, I do understand not pulling out a racy cover in public, but the other is a mystery to me...

Blessings,
angelia

JC Martin said...

I'm an eclectic reader. I can read from almost all genres and enjoy. For me I choose not to read street-lit due to the language. But I will read erotica in a minute. There's nothing wrong with any genre as long as it's good and keeps my attention.

Like Genesis one of the books I'm reading is Stephen King's On Writing. But that's not the only thing I'm cruising through.

Tananarive Due: The Living Blood
Chrisitopher Paolini: Eldest (audio book)
A contemporary book of three short stories. A friend's manuscript.

Genesis you know after your down with The Sweetest Taboo to put it in my box. The author will be here signing sometime this month.

Angelia... said...

Jen,
Cool, diversity is the spice or reading...

blessings,
angelia

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Ain't no shame in my game! I read it all. I'll read any genre once and read more of it if I like it. And I'll tell they entire world if I love it. That's just how I do... LOL. Great post sis, "Secret Readers" LOL.

Gwyneth

Angelia... said...

Lady Gwyneth,
they on the low and don't think we know...winking...

smooches,
angelia