Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: These are my confessions

A feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This weeks topic: Top Ten Eleven Bookish Confessions: 
  1.  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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. 
  7. I go through every copy of a book at the store before choosing the one that is in the most pristine condition before purchasing.  
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. 
  11. 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.
This is probably more than you ever wanted to know about me. What are your bookish confessions?


  1. I'm addicted to GR too. I feel so let down when the site is temporarily overloaded.

  2. Fabulous list!

    #5 -- I don't really tell my friends or co-workers either what I really read. I mean I WILL if they ask but mostly I don't offer that up. I also don't tell them I blog either. Only a handful know.

    #6 i held out for a while but then did get a Nook. I really don't use it that much. Mostly for Netgalley.

    #7 This confession is hilarious in light of one of my own confessions. I am so not a typical blogger. All the bloggers I hang out with are like you. I always feel awkward in a bookstore with them because they inspect their copies and are appalled that I don't.

    #11 YES. Always. Sometimes two. Everyone always laughs at me. But I get quality reading time in whilst waiting in lines and such.

    1. Good point. I don't really tell anyone that I have a blog either.

      Hahahaha! Nothing wrong with that! I used to look over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching me before I inspected the books, but now I could care less.

      You just never know when you're going to get some good reading in! Never hurts to be prepared!

  3. I am totally addicted to goodreads! I don't know how I ever lived without it!

  4. I go through all the copies of a book in the store before picking out the one in the best condition as well. I get crazy looks as I'll dig to the bottom of a pile of books. But the top one is always all bent and folded.

    1. I know! If you're going to buy it, why pick the book that is in the best condition?!

  5. I commented just now and it didn't show up... I hope it still needs comment moderation or something. :( Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I love your list, I agree with lots of them and I'm a new follower!

    1. Yay! Thanks for the follow! :) I'm not sure what is up the comment issue...I'll definitely look into it! It shouldn't need moderation.

  6. Agree with a ton of these. I love bookmarks too. Have them in a bag in my nightstand. I inspect books before buying as well. :)