Bubble Gum

When it comes to fiction books, some books add value to your life.  Some books teach you lessons or give you opportunities for reflection.  Others are what I call bubble gum books.  They are a nice distraction.  They add temporary value like gum temporarily freshens your breath.  But when have you ever said to your friend, "Let me tell you about a piece of gum I chewed last month.  That Orbit brand Mango flavor is my favorite chewing gum of all time."