Top Ten Blogger Confessions

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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?


  1. I'm with you on #7, but for slightly different reasons. I feel like sometimes people use GIFs in reviews instead of actually taking the time to write something well thought out. I know not everyone does that, but I do see it. When I'm reading a review, I'd much rather read someone's words than see a GIF I've seen a thousand times before because someone's excited. :) "Use your words" and all that.

    #8: So much yes. I'm finally getting better about dealing with rejection, but it does sting sometimes. and #10: I'm with you. We can be in book-lovers jail together. :)

    My bookish confessions.

  2. I don't use GIFs, either, but that's just because I wouldn't be able to find enough of them to do a decent post.

    I'm also not a big library user. I'll read e-books from the library, but I don't like physical library books. They smell funny.

  3. Fantasy is my go-to genre as well. I've been trying to read more "literary" novels but more often than not I put it down halfway through and grab a YA fantasy. They're fun!


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