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TOP 10 BLOGGING/BOOKISH CONFESSIONS
Okay, I’m not entirely sure if we’re doing things only relating to blogging specifically, bookish things or what. I’m a little confused (and also tired) so I will just go with what comes to mind.
- I have never read the same book twice.
This may strike some readers as appalling but I just can’t do it. I am open to the possibility of doing so but I have so many new things I want to read that I have decided I will wait until I absolutely cannot recall what happened in the book. Then, I will re-read it.
- It seriously bugs me to stop reading mid-chapter.
I usually try not to let it happen but sometimes, after a really long day, my eyes just cannot hold themselves open any longer and I won’t make it to the end of the chapter. *sigh*
- I queue most of my posts the weekend prior.
Things get a little hectic with work, school, eight cats and four dogs so I try my best to queue up early so that when a day sneaks up on me I’m not rushed to post something. This week is an exception to this, though, since I was out of town.
- My bookshelves have varying states of order.
The one in my room is arranged somewhat haphazardly based on if I’ve already read it, would I ever consider re-reading it (see #1), did I like it, do I want to pass it on to offspring should I ever have any, etc etc. Things I am ambivalent about get moved to the shelves in the game room where they are arranged alphabetically by author’s last name in case I decide to loan/sell/give anything away and need to find it quickly.
- I return a lot of library books unread.
As you may or may not know I work in a library. Thus, I am stating the obvious when I say I am surrounded by books all day. My will power against them is little to none. I see things I want to read and sometimes (not always) I am consumed with the urge to GET IT NOW. Right now. Even though I know (okay, hope) the patron that checks it out will return it in a timely fashion. So, at times, I have a stack of library books on my desk that I a) have lost interest in, b) never started, c) have been using as a prop for something else, or d) forgot about because a cat or cats have been using them as a bed. I just returned a stack of this nature today.
- I’ve only had one late fee at the library!
I am particularly proud of this one given that I work there and wouldn’t have to pay it anyway. I know some coworkers are terrible about returning things in a timely fashion. *cough* You know who you are! But, I just can’t do it. What if someone is desperate to read what I have? What if they have a hold on it and are bursting with excitement (like I am sometimes)? So, I return them on time or renew them when I’m allowed. I had one fine that occurred during my surgery and I paid my .25 cents!
- I hate reading on e-readers.
I’ve given it my best effort. I really have. I’ve tried a Kindle Keyboard, a Kindle Fire, and an iPad. I just really dislike it. It doesn’t feel right. I end up being so distracted by how it doesn’t feel the same that I lose interest in the book and move on to something else.
- I don’t always feel like reading.
I love books. I love reading but sometimes I just don’t feel like doing it. Even if I want to read the book. Sometimes, I just feel like doing something else.
- I avoid books that I really want to read.
I can’t explain it. I will really, desperately want to read a book. But, I won’t. I will put it off and put it off and put it off…it’s almost like I’m afraid I won’t like it. I am so excited to read it but also really worried that it might let me down in some way and I would be sad. (The Goldfinch and All the Light We Cannot See are currently in this situation right now.)
- I am genuinely surprised each time I gain a new follower/subscriber.
Seriously! I’m always excited someone made it this far into my little corner and actually wants to stay updated.