Lately, I have been gravitating toward young adult novels to read for my own pleasure. I teach middle school, so I tend to see what the kids are reading, receive emails about books, hear book talks on YA novels, etc. Today, the book I am reading was sitting on my desk, and two of my students made a comment about why Mrs. Writer's Block reads what they read! First of all, I was thrilled they even noticed a book :lol:, but then it became known to everyone. A few girls asked me some questions about the book, and I answered them, we got off topic, so I brought it back to our lesson. Is it weird that I am reading young novels? My students seem to think so, but I think it's a good idea: it might spark a conversation, I am making book suggestions to them (I love when I see one of my students reading a book that I was reading), and a whole bunch of other reasons. But should I be embarrassed that I am a grown adult and I read young adult novels????