Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Top 10 Bookish Confessions

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Top Ten Bookish Confessions
(Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

Oh, confession time; there's nothing like an opportunity to hang out your reading dirty reading laundry for all to see.  I definitely have my list, and I've shared a few before, but here's my list all the same.

5 I've shared before (link to previous post):
1) Talking Animals - Not my favorite plot point
2) Midlife Crisis - I know it's not a teen problem, but still...
3) Symbolism and Metaphors - I like to feel sorta smart at the end of a book
4) Books over 400 pages - Not lazy, just, okay, a little lazy
5) It was just a dream - The easiest way to make me angry

6) Epic fail:  I can't finish a series to save my life.  There are exceptions of course...Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings.  But in general, I'm a lazy series reader.  Which is really unfortunate, because I have genuinely enjoyed some series starters.  I just get so terribly distracted that I end up moving on and forgetting to go back.  It's even worse if I have to wait for the next book.  So yeah. I've started avoiding series like the plague.  Reading goal for 2013: read all of the series I've started but haven't finished.

7) I'm a cheater: I read the first chapter, then the last page, and then I continue on in the story.  I don't like surprises.  If I have a general idea where the story is headed I'm a much happier reader.  I still get to enjoy the journey, but at least I'm prepared for any unexpected turn of events.  I'm a cheater, and I totally own up to it, so judge if you will.

8) Not so much: I didn't like The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  I read it later in life and after perusing several reviews which led me to believe that in some way the story would change my life.  It didn't.  And as much as I wanted to, I didn't get attached to any of the characters.  Charlie was a sympathetic character but I just couldn't connect to him.  I know it's supposed to be one of the penultimate teen books of the last decade.  It just couldn't find an attachment.

9) I'm a hoarder: A book hoarder.  I can't resist a book store, and if there is a clearance shelf, then I'm a goner.  The problem:  I don't read half of what I buy.  I just must have them, and I want to read them, then I go and check out a handful of books from the library.  Reading goal #2 for 2013: read every book I haven't read in my personal collection.

10)  People say I'm a dreamer: I like to read to escape, and I like to travel to imaginary worlds or far off galaxies.  When I want to relax science fiction and fantasy are my go-to genres.  I do thoroughly enjoy realistic fiction, but I have to be in the right mood.

1 comment:

  1. You sound just like me. With a few, and I mean very few, exceptions the talking animals do turn me off. I hate the "it was a dream" technique--why did you make me read it if it was only a dream. I am sure you can express the character's insecurities without making me suffer through a frustrating dream sequence. I am terrible about series. I read book one and forget the rest. If I try to finish every series I ever started it would take more than just next year to finish them all. The series you mentioned, are about the only ones I have finished. Finally, I too am a hoarder. I pick up books, have to have them, add them to the shelves, and there they sit--for years or until I decide I will never read them and get rid of them. I just hope I read all the books I bought this weekend at CYPD, but somehow I doubt it... Thanks for sharing your confessions--somehow it helps me deal with my own guilt. :)

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