There is no guilt involved, and trust me…I can justify it. I've had plenty of practice explaining myself, especially when this accidentally happens:
Husband: "Isn't it such a crisis that..."
Me: "That so many people are writing books about fallen angels? I KNOW! Angels are the new vampires. It's getting overdone."
Husband: (Blank stare)
Whoops. He was probably talking about Darfur or...something. Anyway, I was reading this book this weekend, Wish by Alexandra Bullen. Now, I'm not going to review it, because honestly I just don't feel like it. But the novel had a plot (girl's twin sister dies, magical seamstress makes her mysterious dress that grants three wishes and allows her sister to come back to life temporarily as a ghost that only she can see) that did remind me of my REAL guilty pleasure…Disney Channel movies.
Oh yes, I said it. There is guilt in this one, because it takes the young adult interest perhaps a step too far.
How about Princess Protection Program? A princess hides out in a small town and learns to make friends/other such important life lessons. Or, Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century in which a space girl is forced to live on earth and make friends/learn important life lessons. And then there's Wish Upon a Star, in which Katherine Heigl and her unpopular younger sister, ahem, wish upon a star and wake up having switched places Freaky Friday style and are forced to make friends/learn important life lessons.
Do you see a pattern? They are totally ridiculous and predictable. I would never read them as books, yet I CANNOT STOP WATCHING THEM.
Okay, don't leave me hanging here. Someone else...please step up. What's your guilty pleasure?