There's been a flurry on the Interweb lately about adults reading YA books and shopping for them in the YA section of bookstores. All the cool authors are buzzing about it!
Okay, some cool authors are, and I wanted to jump on the bandwagon. haha
Anyway, from what I can glean of the situation, some adults have no problem heading right over to the YA section of a bookstore and browsing/buying a YA book. However, some feel differently--they worry they look creepy/perverted shopping in the YA section, or they're turned off by the YA covers and thus don't care to read the book.
Me? I always, always, always hit the YA section of a bookstore (and the manga/graphic novel section, too). It's like a beacon...an unholy beacon, if you will, that beckons me to spend money. Haha. And personally, I love YA covers and am not turned off by them at all. I think they're innovative and eye-catching.
For some reason, though, I do feel weird browsing the YA and manga/graphic novel sections of my library. I still do it (duh), but I'm more painfully aware of my adult age in the library than I am in the bookstore...maybe being able to purchase a book makes me more self-confident and less self-conscious.
What about you--if you're an adult, do you feel awkward/weird/turned off in the YA section of your local bookstore or library? Or are you all over it like white on rice?
Or, if you're a teen, does it make you feel weird to see an adult buying YA or manga, or browsing those sections in the library? Or is it no big thing for you?