Popcorn and Candy

Are there any books you would be embarrassed to be caught reading? I thought about that when I realized that last week I didn't list the book I was actually reading (see listing on the right column).
I read three books at a time. The selection usually includes a non-fiction, a fiction or mystery, and a big ol' piece of candy. That's what I call books that entertain and engage my over-stimulated brain, but don't require thought or memory afterward. Often these for me will be historical fiction, Peanuts collections (big fan), some "young adult" titles, etc. And just like a candy bar, you sometimes don't want to be seen scarfing it down.
Then there are popcorn books - those are the books that you go through quickly, the type of books that won't let you stop with just one. Usually for me these include series, like Dick Francis mysteries (ask me how long it took to collect them all) or the Harry Potter books. Don't get me wrong, popcorn books are not lightweight - I just can't stop once I get started, and I'll read through three or four before I stop for a breath.
So here is the audience participation part. What candy or popcorn books do you indulge in? Click on the "comment" section below and let me know. And what was my candy book last week? Before Versailles. Sigh.


  1. I'm not sure if Agatha Christie counts as "popcorn" books, but I do consume those quite frequently. Anything murder-mystery, really.

  2. Thwre are no embarrassing books, just embarrassing people. My recent fave popcorn book is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Like a big bag of movie popcorn, could not put it down until I got to the end.