Originally Posted by spindlegirl
Oh I do love the "highbrow fiction" too sometimes. (mostly the classics) I had called it 'highbrow' in quotes meaning that, it's funny that it's seemingly socially acceptable to read 'War and Peace', and yet Shopaholic (I enjoyed that book, my husband bought it for me many years ago), is somehow 'just junk'.
Almost all that I choose to read is "good stuff" depending on what my brain wants to receive at the time.
People that are more worried about reading what's "socially acceptable" than about reading what they enjoy deserve the joyless lives that they give themselves.
If you like the "classics" then read them. If you like Snooki's book, then read it. There is no reason to be either proud or ashamed of what
you are reading, it's whether you are reading at all.