Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is…
Top Ten Blogging Confessions
10. I am obsessed with Harry Potter
I own two sets of Harry Potter, the three companion novels, a Hogwarts notebook, The Casual Vacancy (which I may never read), and Page to Screen which I had annoyed my mother for weeks leading up to Christmas so much she decided to tease me by giving me a math book for my Night Before Christmas book gift. I also own two wands: Fleur Delacour’s and one of the choose your owns which correlated with my birthday. I have a Buckbeak, Fluffy, and Fawkes stuffed animal. I also own two chocolate frogs the chocolate has all been eaten) and the cards are of Helga Hufflepuff (my house) and Rowena Ravenclaw. I own Rita Skeeters Quick Quotes Quill as well. As you can probably tell I am a Harry Potter fanatic.
9. I judge books based on their cover
I am so guilty of this. If the cover is ugly I probably will just borrow it from the library or get the ebook. Or, I’ll do whatever I can to not read it in public. I’m also guilty of re-buying a book I already own or have read so I can have matching covers.
8. I used to take horrible care of my books
I learned the bad habit of throwing away dust jackets from my older brother. Yup, there are probably old Harry Potter dust jackets in some landfill somewhere. I absolutely refuse to do so now, but I can’t help but admit I used to not care for them. I also used to dog-ear books, but not just by the corners, I would fold an entire page in half and point it at a sentence that I am at *shudders*. Then, I used to leave books lying open so the pages get all messed up. And then (yup there’s more), I used to shove them places where they should not have fit. My copy of Ginger Pye has some pretty bad cover folds from when I had shoved it into my already full backpack or desk at school. What I could do to go back in time and tell myself to take care of my books. And if I did do that then I would also stop my brother from throwing away Harry Potter dust jackets, I get a pain in my chest every time I see bare books 3,4, and 6.
7. I am a horrible book shopper
I can’t help but go to the bookstore every time I am at the mall. It is horrible, I think every penny I have owned has been spent on books. I can’t leave a store without a book. Then, I also have the choosing problem. There’s that book I’ve been dying to read, or that sequel to the book series I need so I can have a complete set, or this looks interesting. Then, whoever is with me, because I never go alone, is asked many questions of ‘should I get this or this’ and ‘do you think 20 dollars is worth it or should I wait?’ and I’m usually never given a proper answer and so we’re stuck for longer than necessary in the bookstore.
6. I read too much at once
According to my Goodreads I am reading about 11 books right now, and that is not including all the books I have yet to add. I have started so many books but have never finished, and I refuse to DNF a book. If I pick up a book to read, I am going to read it. There has only been two books to have made the exception and those are the second books in both the Vampire Academy and the House of Night series. I just cannot stand Vampire books anymore.
5. I usually end up liking every book I have read
I have to admit I’m pretty good at choosing which books to buy which may be why I DNF so little books. Also, I always am able to find the good in any piece of writing. I also respect the author as I am a writer myself and I know the struggles of writing a book so I want to be able to compliment them on their accomplishment.
4. I am a book hoarder
I don’t like to get rid of my books or any books just in case someday comes where either I am in the mood for it or someone is in want of borrowing it. I owned Twilight far longer than I should. And, I am just recently getting rid of all of my The Mortal Instrument series since I just do not like the books.I should get rid of Divergent since I don’t really like it; but I know one of my friends will want it in the future and after seeing the movies I may find new love for them (Allegiant may never be loved).
3. I am horrible at pronouncing character names
Unless the book comes with a ‘how to pronounce’ guide at the end of the book I have probably pronounced the name wrong. With all these strange spellings in fantasy and sci-fi books I find I stumble along on the names and end up giving nicknames to the characters to help with my reading experience. It is also now why I love audio books.
2. I don’t read most books synopsis’
Lately I have been finding I’ve just been diving head first into books without taking the time to read it’s back cover. All I know is it’s genre and some tiny details like if it’s about fairies or dragons and what I can make from the cover. Nothing else, and I think I kinda love it. It’s like Christmas morning or my birthday all over again.
1. I tend to be attracted more to those who read than those who don’t
This isn’t even just about the dating compartment this is about friends too. Reading is a huge part of my life and if somebody hates doing it than it’s hard to find other conversation topics. I am particularly closer to my friends who read than those who don’t. Lastly, if I see somebody reading a favourite book of mine I will get over my stranger danger fears and probably talk to them (I did that just yesterday and I felt so happy with myself for doing it, the lady hadn’t known anyone to actually like that book before her).
What are your Top Ten Blogger Confessions and what do you think of mine?