Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Top 10 Bookish Confessions

This week's Top 10 Tuesday is Bookish Confessions. 

I hereby confess

1.  I am not nice to my books - as much as I love having pretty bookshelves covered with pristine copies of books, I'm just too messy to maintain that.  Forget the simple stuff like dogearing pages and cracking the spines (I totally do both of those).  I like to always have books in my car in case I have to wait somewhere.  Those frequently get thrown into the backseat hastily when I need to make room for a passenger (or vice versa to make space in the back for my dog).  My books get spilled on and the jackets get ripped with some frequency.

2. I don't review romance novels (or even count them in my books read), but I definitely read them.

3.  There are still books from high school that I pretend that I finished but really just did Cliff's Notes.  In fairness I just can't remember which I read and which I didn't.  Fairly certain I didn't finish Tess of D'Urbervilles and did read The Scarlett Letter, but that could be flipped or maybe neither .

4. I enjoyed all the Twilight books

5. I accumulate library fines.  This is especially embarrassing now that you can monitor everything online.   

6. I like writing bad reviews more than good ones.

7. I have mispronounced words in conversation because they look different when reading.  If they where obscure words it would be one thing, but mine were "chaos" and "epitome".

8.  I attempt to read and walk at the same time and have fairly constant bruises on my legs to show for it.

9.  I reread to the point of memorization.  I've laughed out loud at things I remember are coming up in a few pages.

10. I am constantly reorganizing my books.  WHY can't all paperback be the same size so I could just alphabetize and be done with it.


  1. I also love romance novels, but have a hard time reviewing them... I feel like it turns into a long summary every time. But I do like to read reviews of romance novels (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books is at total pick-me-up when I'm having a bad day).

    I also cannot remember what books I actually finished reading for classes and which I didn't. But grad school taught me if you get the argument of a book, it counts as reading it.

    I also find bad reviews more fun than good ones... mainly because they make me think harder. If a good book made me think, then those can be enjoyable reviews to write, too.

    1. That's a good point about the bad vs good reviews. I did enjoy writing my reviews for "We Need to Talk about Kevin" and "Eleanor and Park" (and a couple others). I think I just feel more pressure to accurately portray the book. I struggle to write reviews for books that I enjoyed but are short on depth.

      I get the arguement for both Tess and The Scarlett Letter so I get to count them!

  2. I, sadly, am also not very nice to books - dog-ears & a messy eater :-(

    Tanya Patrice