Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Blogging Confessions

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 

1. I am a bad library patron.  I check out way too many books too finish in one check out period.  I am perpetually renewing books, which I'm sure makes other people irritated.  I know when a book that I want is check out I get annoyed.  I am also horrible at getting books back on time.  I can't think of a time when I don't have a fine waiting for me to pay.

2. I own more books than I will ever be able to read, but I want to read them!  There are just too many other books out there.

3. When people give me books for any reason, I have a hard time telling them if I already own it, so I end up with multiple copies of books.

4. I like bookmarks but I think they are mostly a waste of money.  Why buy a $4 or $5 piece of pretty cardstock when I can use paper.  The only bookmarks I own are ones that I have received as gifts.

5.  I am a self-professed slow reader, but when I was in elementary school I had to go to a speed reading class once a week because I couldn't read fast enough or out loud.  I used to be embarrassed by how slow I read, but now I love it because I know I'll remember everything about the book.

6. I'm always a little leery of the series that have exploded onto the scene.  I'm nervous that all the hype will make my expectation too high which in turn will ruin the book.   It usually takes a personal recommendation for me to pick up the really popular books.

7. I don't organize my bookshelf in any logical fashion, but books by the same author usually end up next to each other.

8. I don't spend enough time perusing through other book blogs, mostly because I'm always busy.  I'd like to spend more time doing that because I love learning about new books and events happening in the community.

9. I like to show my book pride through stuff - jewelry, stuffed animals, posters, action figures, cups, anything.

10.  I always carry a book with me, no matter where I go.  It doesn't matter that there is no chance that I'll have time to read, I like to be prepared.  It's the main reason I started carrying big purses.


  1. +JMJ+

    I carry a big tote bag because of all the books (yes, plural--LOL!) I like to have with me at any given time. So, yeah, I can relate. =)

  2. I've only just realised that it's mostly readers who carry big bags. I feel like its a secret uniform we all have=)