While I'm figuring up grades to turn in tomorrow, let's start up a reader participation post. In one of my classes, my students had to make a presentation to the class. The topic? Guilty pleasures. Some of the students balked: but we don't like anything! This makes me insane, this reflexive impulse to show no interest in anything. But that's beside the point. It turned out to be a lot of fun. One girl, eensy, demure, quiet, loved horror movies. Which isn't so uncommon. But she reads Fangoria! Another student had a massive collection of Silver Age (generally the 60's) comic books. Which made me very happy (A+!). Another detailed her lifelong fascination with vampires; however, in doing some research she stumbled across websites by people who fancy themselves, to some degree, real vampires. I think the charm began to fade for her. At any rate, what are your guilty pleasures? Those Lifetime movies? A-Ha? Or Brittany? God forbid!
So be brave. Step into the bright light and share. I will if you do.