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Literature vs. Trash–An Annoyed Reader Wants to Know Why People Must Judge Literary Tastes

Author, Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes, Little Earthquakes), posted an article, 40 Trashy Novels You Must Read Before You Die, on her facebook page this evening.  As the title of the article implies, the article lists the 40 “trashy” novels that its author feels you must read before you die.  Okay.  I’m game–I could use …

Reader Shaming–A Not-So-New Form of High Entertainment

I hadn’t planned on posting again today, but I was more than a little angered by an “article” I read earlier and I felt the need to come here to vent. One of my facebook friends posted the article, Descriptive Language: Nora Roberts vs. Vladimir Nabokov, to her timeline and having read both, I decided …