Do you doubt me? Then read this post: An Open Letter to . . . People and prepare to have your doubts smithereened.
This has been bugging me lately--not the feeling that I should be reading "grownup" books, but the reactions of others seeing that I love reading kids' books. From the standup comic who sneered at his dates reading Harry Potter, to the co-worker who told me (jokingly, but he said it all the same) "Grow up!" I'm getting just a little sick of people thinking I am less of a book lover if the books I love are intended for a group that can't pour themselves a glass of wine while they read.
The first step is letting people know you aren't ashamed--then maybe they'll start wondering why they think you should be.
Thanks for the rant, Melissa. It was just what I needed to hear.