Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Top Ten Bookish Confessions


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is your Top Ten Bookish Confessions. Oh, this might be my favorite thus far! Let's do this!

1. I sometimes skim through a book. I know, I know. This is probably the biggest book offense I can commit, but I'm impatient! Sometimes I just need to know what happens next. *Shame*

2. I have yet to read MOCKINGJAY. I bought it when it first came out, but I haven't read it yet. This is mainly due to the fact that I don't want it to end and partially due to fear that I may not love it. I've also somehow missed all the spoilers, *knocks on wood*. Don't you do it. Don't you spoil it in the comments!

3. Sometimes I start a new book before I've finished the last one. I don't know why I do this. I'll be reading a contemporary novel, and then decide I want to read something paranormal. Eventually I'll finish both books, but still.

4. I buy books ALL THE TIME and never find the time to read them. I have books I purchased last year that I still haven't read. And yet, I still continue to buy books all the live long day. O_O


5. Of the books I do buy and read, I sometimes don't review them. Let's be honest, blogging can feels like a job and every now and then, a little guilty pleasure is in order. In my case, this usually involves a latte (or tea or wine!), a cupcake, and a book. It just feels good to read something for me and not for everyone else.

6. I judge a book by it's cover. I know, the #1 book sin, and I commit it. The superficial book lover in me can't help me. She likes the pretty ones!

7. I can't stand it when people say rude, inappropriate, and personal things about an author in their review. Lets judge a book by it's content, not the author.

8. I also dislike people who "review" a book before reading it. This is leaning more towards Goodreads than the blogging world. Why do people judge books they haven't read? Whether it's 5 stars or 1 star, I think people should judge a book by it's content and not because they love or dislike the last book by the author or even the author her/himself.

9. I suck, suck, suck at leaving comments. Work + personal life often = to no blogging time. I basically have one day where I can leave comments and will hit up as many blogs as possible. Sometimes that just isn't enough. I've been working on this though!

10. I post a lot of things last minute or at work. I'm doing this right now!



And those are my confessions. Please forgive me for my sins! What are your biggest confessions?

8 comments:

  1. I do worse than skimming. I read the end first.

    I'm getting (slightly) better at not buying new books and catching up on the looming TBR pile. Having said that I just requested a Netgalley book this morning O_o

    I think I'm only reviewing about 50% of what I'm reading right now and it is SO liberating!! Not so good for the blog but it's making reading fun again for me.

    xoxo

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  3. I do wish that Goodreads could somehow control the non-review reviews. That's a huge issue for me too.

    Also... I am so with you on purchasing books and then not reading them. I have almost 70 in my bookshelf. Which is why I am on a buying ban. haha

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  4. And yet, you STILL posted this before I did so you're not too late!

    I can totally agree with buying books and not reading them (hello 70+ books, I see you looking at me). They're just so pretty and sound so good and I NEED them....

    And you need to read Mockingjay. Because I want to see how you react to it!

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  5. Whew! I thought I was the only one who skimmed, lol. It's a shameful habit yes, but really, who needs to know that the guy brushed back a stray hair for the 100th time or how the girl stares awkwardly at the hot guy. A lot of the time I just read the dialogue, lol.

    I totally buy way more books than I have time to read, my TBR pile is HUGE, but I've committed myself to a book-buying ban for the rest of the year & am determined to read all the ones i do have before buying new ones!

    I used to review all the books I read, but it got to be too much, and I just didn't know what to say about a lot of them, especially the "okay" ones, so I've been cutting back, lol. And I totally judge books by their covers! And how can people really review a book w/o reading it?! Totally don't trust their judgement after that!

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  6. Don't worry, Lena, I'm with you, hehehe...

    10 out of 10 are my habits too..:) My TBR is not uncontrollable since there are many sale-events in my country...:)

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  7. I do ALL of these (except I've been getting better at #9). I have read Mockingjay now, but... I put it off for a LONG time because I didn't want the series to be over and I didn't want to be disappointed. I won't give you any spoilers except to say, I heard a lot of ppl were disappointed. I wasn't. So, take that as you will. Heh. :)

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  8. I haven't read Mockingjay either, so don't feel too bad. And by commenting is spotty at best.

    My TBR is totally out of control. I read a review book earlier this summer that I got last summer. When I emailed the author, he was excited that I was posting on the one-year anniversary. I just felt horrible and guilty.

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