I know I probably shouldn't admit I am a twentysomething who enjoys reading books targeted for children and teenagers (L. M. Montgomery is one of my all-time-favourite authors), but why should I pretend not to simply to make myself look better in the eyes of those who can't understand why anyone in their right minds should like such literature? (Or was it wrong to call it "literature" at all?) The reason why I do so is that I happen to like the world they describe more than the one that is in many "real" books, especially the contemporary ones. I prefer a world more innocent like that in Jane Austen's work - though it's far from perfect, there's still something that is missing in our world today. So I guess I'm an escapist - but if I read to escape from this depressing reality, does it mean that I read for all the wrong reasons and thus my reading is worthless?
I don't think so, and I hope you don't either
P.S. Just yesterday I went and bought four books as a late birthday present for myself - I've had such a crappy week. They're all from the young adults' section