Top Ten Tuesday's are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. So, here we go:
- This is probably something a lot of people do but I dog ear books and not only because it's handy and quick, but also because I like the way they look on a book. Yes, I am a book ruiner, but I like it when a book looks like it has been read and has the slightly worn look. It makes it look beloved, I think.
- I keep on bashing the Twilight books, but I have read all of them. *cries in a corner* I am a complete hypocrite about this sometimes because I have grown completely sick of them. I loved the first book because I was at an impressionable young age and then I felt I had to read the others as well and although they annoyed me more and more I couldn't put them down. I didn't even enjoy it that much, but my friend and I literally spent 2 days reading New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn back to back and we don't know why.
- I buy books and then don't read them. It is just as if I get into a kind of frenzy as soon as I walk into a bookstore. Especially if they're having a sale, I'm in there and don't leave until I have spent all my money. And I don't even feel bad about it until half a year later when I look at that book I bought that I didn't read and don't plan on ever reading and my mind is just like:' Why the HELL did you spend your money on this?'
- I find it really hard to type properly most of the time. I think maybe that's why it sometimes takes me ages to write something because I always have to retype simply words like 'the' or 'for' because I keep on typing 'teh' and 'fro'. Why won't my fingers work?
- I never ever go to the library. I always say I will just get it from the library but that's simply not how I roll. I don't like having to make sure I don't dog ear it (see Confession 1) or having to finish it within 3 weeks. I want to take my time with it, I want to reread it whenever I want and not have to pay extra for wanting to read the love confession one more time 1 week after the return date.
- If a book bores me, I'll simply skim ahead until a word that looks interesting catches my eye. Maybe that's how I survived Twilight, because I really can't remember anything of Bella's endless interior monologues. But back to the confession, sometimes a certain part is simply boring and doesn't really add that much to the story and then I feel I'm wasting my time reading it, so I skip it. I don't do this with books I review though, unless they are really bad.
- I once wrote a review that the author declined. It was for a book tour and I didn't realise the book had vampires in it and the book just took a turn and I was all like: 'NOT AGAIN!' so I wrote a review in which I really gave my honest opinion. It wasn't all bad and I tried to be constructive, but the author wanted none of it so I was told not to post it and removed from the book tour. :(
- I can be a terrible hypocrite on this blog and I worry about that sometimes. I don't want to bash all the paranormal and vampire novels because I know people love them, but I simply don't like them anymore. And then I feel really bad because I have read Twilight and enjoyed the first book. And then I start feeling like a snob because I talk about classics a lot and it maybe seems I look down on those who haven't read them. But that's where Nr 9 comes in.
- I haven't read anything by Charles Dickens and other big name classic authors. With Dickens the case is simply that I opened 'Great Expectations' and after about a page thought: 'Not for me', closed it and never looked at my Dickens' books again although my family have been angels and bought me really nice copies. But I simply don't have the urge to read it. And the same counts for other authors who's names spontaneously evade me.
- I love watching movie adaptations, sometimes even before reading the book, and if it's really good I sometimes won't even read the book. Movies are an amazing way of getting to know books, but I try to read the book first. I tried with the Hunger Games and then realised I didn't care enough to plow through the book before the movie came out. So I didn't and still haven't. I've read the Wiki page though, in case that counts.
So, those were my confessions. Not all of them may have been shocking or revelatory, but I hope you enjoyed them. Leave a comment with a link to your own, I can't wait to see what you have to confess!