08 July 2013

15 Day Book Blogging Challenge: Day 1 - Book Confessions

Yesterday I came across this awesome challenge, hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine.

Now, anything that contains lists immediately grabs my attention and April has come up with some fabulous challenge questions.  If you want to participate, just click on over to Good Books and Good Wine and get listing!

Today's Challenge: Make 15 Book Related Confessions:

1) I'm in rehab for spine cracking.  I used to do it compulsively, now I try not to, but every now and then I fall off the wagon.  And immediately regret it.

2) I chew the corners of bookmarks whilst reading.  Filthy habit - but I try and restrict it to those freebie Book Depository booksmarks at least!

3) I've always wanted to write notes in books, but I've always been too scared - although I've no idea why!

4) I hate covers with faces on them.  If I read one with a face on it, I always place it face down when I'm not reading - otherwise they stare at me....

5) I like BIG books.  I used to only buy books that were more than 400 pages.

6) I have never read Harry Potter, nor do I have a desire to.

7) I have three e-readers because I'm a complete gadget freak.

8) I've never read erotica.  As soon as the words throbbing-manhood, her love mound or anything similar was mentioned, I'd collapse into giggles.

9) I never buy second-hand books or use libraries because I'm a terrible snob.

10) I order books online, get them delivered to my work and leave early so I can get home and hide the evidence before my boyfriend comes home.

11) I have never read a Jane Austen (although I'm reading Mansfield Park now), Charles Dickens, Jules Verne or a Bronte (although I've read a Steinbeck!).  Look at my pathetic begging for acceptance.

12) I don't have book-boy-crushes.  I'm kinda creeped out by the idea of it.  Plus even the perfect ones MUST have bad sides.

13) I have more than 35 series that I'm currently in the middle of reading.  If you're ever bored, check out how many you are reading on GR - it's quite scary.

14) I have over 2000 books (including ebooks) that I own that are unread.  One day I must learn to accept the fact that I will never read them all.

15) There are less than half a dozen books I have totally DNFed.  The others I just mark as 'to-read' and will in all probability never finish but I just can't bring myself to say that they are dead to me.

Any of these familiar to you?  Or any confessions you'd like to make?


  1. Ahhh! You're a spine cracker!! I'm sorry, we can't be friends anymore.

    I refuse to accept the fact that I will never read all of my books. It might take a really long time, but I WILL do it!

  2. Oh my gosh, 2000 books? And I know I can't convince you to read Harry Potter but I was a little surprised by that. I guess it's a childhood thing. I like big books too! I like really indepth books so small books in general appeal to me a little less.

    Great confessions btw.

  3. I don't read books from the library either. I donate a lot but for me I like brand new books. Snobs unite!

    Before blogging I used to dog ear books and crack spines - now I feel like someone is watching over me and will revoke my blog license if I dare to do such a thing lol I would LOVE to go crazy with a highlighter one day. I wonder if I would feel so guilty after that I would confess like a criminal!

    I rarely DNF either. I did just last week and even wrote a DNF review for a book but then caved and finished it. I need to know what happens.

  4. HAHA! #8 is great! I have never Jane Austen either. 2000 books is kind of a lot haha. Mine is not that big! Great list!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog

  5. #8 That confession made me think of that book I had to DNF a few weeks ago that used the term turgid nipples more than 3 times.
    #12 I rarely get book boy-crushes either although I do tend to like the strong silent ones (Think Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones)

  6. Your 2000 books in your possession unread literally just gave me a heart attack. I have upwards of 80 and that gives me palpitations. I cannot fathom having 2000!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  7. I agree about writing notes in books. Sometimes I just want to do it so badly, or highlight passages but I'm scared of messing the book up or hating it once I've done it!

    35 series!? You must need a spreadsheet to keep track of that :D

    Wow, 2000 books!! You'll never run out of things to read at least!

  8. I did not know you could check out the series you are in the middle of on goodreads! I'll have to learn how to do that.


    I feel you on the hundreds, nay, thousands of owned unread books -- I think between my physical pile and my kindle I am pretty close to that number. It's a bit said all the years it will take to read them all.

    I used to be the exact same about buying big books -- I want more bang for my buck and longer books allow that. I used to be so hesitant to spend money on short books because I wasn't getting as much with them. Glad to know I am not the only one who does/did that!

  9. #2 - Bookmark muncher. hehe.
    #3 - I'm deathly afraid of writing in my books too, well non-textbooks. I'm afraid that the author is going to come out of the spine and smack me for defiling their work of art.
    #12 - The last book crush I had was with Lestat and before that was Hannibal Lector. I think my taste in men might be a little off.
    #13 - God, I really don't want to know. It seems like every book I read is #1 of something
    #15 - I hate DNFing books too. I feel like a complete failure and it often takes months if ever for me to admit that I won't finish the book.

  10. And I thought 100 books I haven't read was bad. I guess it's all in perspective, my non blogging friends think it's crazy, but I guess it's still somewhat small in compared to the blogging world



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