As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish.
I hardly ever get books from the library. *gasp* I know, I know. I'm a book blogger, so how in the world do I get all the books? Well, first off, I grew up in a small town (and a county full of small towns) that have extremely crappy library systems. I got library books from my school library, but ever since then, I did not use the library for books. Despite this, I love owning books! I have a mass amount of shelving units throughout my house and all of them are filled to the brim with books.
I hate doggy earring books. Yeah, that's a pretty normal thing, but there is an exception. I will doggy-ear books that are well loved. Ones that have cracked spines, or ones that I've read so many times the pages are slipping out.
I hate cracking the spines of books. This kind of goes along with my second confession, but I can't bring myself to do it. Sometimes, it unintentionally happens, but most of the time I try my damnedest not to crack the spine. I once succeeded in not cracking the spine of a 978 page classic fantasy novel. Let me tell you, that was a feat!
If I own a series that I display on my bookshelves, they have to match! Covers need to match and they should be the same size as well as all be in paperback, kindle, or hardback edition. I con't stand non-uniformity. It just makes my OCD go wacko!
I suffer from abibliophobia, which is the fear of not having enough reading material. That's why I just keep buying books even though I never finish all the books I have.
Everyone has their comfort genre. Well, mine is fantasy. I will always go to a fantasy novel if I find myself in a reading slump. About 50-60% of my reading material consists of fantasy. I know I should be a more well-rounded reader, but it's just so dang hard!
I'm one of those people that can't bring myself to use gifs in reviews. I don't know why, maybe because I feel like I can express myself more correctly through words than gifs, but I just can't bring myself to use them. I even try to use them in fun posts and I feel like I fail miserably!
I die a little on the inside when Bloomsbury and Disney-Hyperion deny my eARC requests on NetGalley... They come out with such good books, but I can never get them before release dates. Pity me.
I used to get embarrassed when people would comment on how many books I read/own. My room is full of bookshelves and stacked to the brim with books. In college, everyone would comment on it and then realize that I was an English major -then it became more acceptable, but before that, I think people found my love for books oddly discomfiting. Now, I don't mind it so much, I actually think it's kind of funny, and pretty sad if people choose not to read (aka both of my sisters), but I'm no longer embarrassed anymore.
I judge a book by its cover. Yeah, so sue me. I'm the worst at it to. Lock me up in the book-lovers jail and sentence me to a life time of judgement. There have only been a few times that I will read the book even though I hate the cover.
what are your blogger confessions?