|Nothing like sharing a good book.|
Whatever your age.
And 'YA' books.
Not exclusively - I do read books aimed at the adult market too.
But I don't see why I should confine myself only to books written for my age group, when there's some really great stuff out there written primarily with a younger readership in mind, but which I enjoy just as much.
Some people seem to disapprove of this: it seemed to really kick off when grown ups were observed reading the Harry Potter books. Love them or hate them, while it may have generated some disparaging criticism from some, it also made a lot of older readers aware of some of the fun they might be missing out on by sticking solely to adult books.
|Adult and children's books happily |
cohabiting on my shelves ...
But such category-crossing books apart, there is also some terrific entertainent to be had from what are very definitely junior fiction books - most recently, I loved Joan Lennon's Tales from the Turrets.
The Da Vinci Code or The Ferret Princess? No contest .... give me the 'kids books' as a friend once sniffily described them, anytime!
Which brings me to e-readers.
If you are worried about people casting disapproving looks at you as you sit on the Tube, (or train, or bus, or in any other public place) engrossed in the latest 'children's' or 'YA' book, an e-reader is of course, the perfect way of disguising what your reading matter is from enquiring eyes ...
|It only happens in stories|
Two of mine ... suitable, as they say, for all ages ...