A feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This weeks topic: Top
Ten Eleven Bookish Confessions:
- I am HUGE sucker for a pretty cover. If the cover is beautiful/unique/eye-catching there is an automatic 75% chance that I will read the book.
- If I want to read a book, I will buy it. I think it comes from growing up; I always had to get my books from the library, which had a small selection to choose from. I would rent the largest amount you possibly could (12). Then read and re-read them until my parents would take me back the next week. From then on, I knew that I wanted my own, personal library. Plus, I work nights, so I usually read when nothing is open. This makes it extra nice to have options available when I finish a book at 3 A.M. and am looking for my next read.
- I collect bookmarks. I used to make my own out of scrapbook leftovers, but now I am addicted to those magnetic ones that you clip to the top of the page. Mine have their own container that sits on my nightstand, at the ready.
- I started book blogging when I was in college. I was on a train ride on my way home from spring break and decided that I needed a way to track the books that I had read. Thus, my blog was born. I switched over to blogger a few years later based on a friends recommendation.
- I rarely will tell anyone in RL what kind of books I read. Most of my RL friends read Jodi Piccoult, Stephanie Meyer, Dan Brown, etc.. Not to discriminate, becuase I have read at least 2 of those authors. However, when I've previously tried to describe YA or PNR or SciFi, I get blank looks before my friends change the subject.
- I do not own an ereader. I honestly do want to get one, but can't decided on what brand (NOOK or Kindle) or what kind (color, touch, etc...). Plus, there is nothing like holding a book. Yes, I am one of those.
- I go through every copy of a book at the store before choosing the one that is in the most pristine condition before purchasing.
- I usually buy my books at my local indie bookstore. I do have a B&N membership that comes in handy. When I'm short on money, I buy from amazon.
- I am addicted to goodreads. I have the app on my phone and check the website daily. When it goes down, I am not a happy person.
- My books are treated with tender love and care. After I've read them, they still look brand new. When I sell them back on occasion to the bookstore, the workers get giddy because of the selection and great condition they're in. It always makes me re-think if book buyback is a good idea.
- I take a book with me everywhere. Work, doctor appointments, school, wherever. My doctor will always ask what book I'm reading when I have an appointment.