Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday - Bookish Confessions

Deep secrets (or maybe not) about my favorite pastime:

1. If a book or a series of books is a huge phenomenon (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, etc.), I am predisposed not to like it. I'm contrary like that. (So, in the above two cases here's the result: Didn't think it was that great and would sell ours if Philip would give them up - HP. Couldn't put it down and stayed up way too late reading all the books and told everyone I know to read them - HG)

2. I do not snoop around when I visit other people's houses, but I do try to look at any books on their shelves.

3. I will make judgments based on what books you have on your shelf. Not necessarily in a "Oh, she's a horrible person" sort of way but more in a "Oh, she takes off all dust jackets? Interesting," way.

4. I dream about how all our books would fit in a new house. Yes, really. Dreams about bookshelves. On a scale of 1 to Miss Havisham, how crazy is that? Don't tell me.

5. I'll skim if I want to know how a book ends but I don't particularly like the writing or the style.

6. I prefer to look at Amazon UK because I like the UK book covers better.

7. I don't own a Kindle, Nook, iPad, or anything like that. I don't particularly want one either, although I suppose they are handy for traveling.

8. I judge people who only read on their Kindles. Yeah, that's not a book. A book has a cover, paper pages, and a smell all its own. Reading shouldn't be a sterile experience. [/rant]

9. I am not a book club person. I do not want anyone to tell me what book to read. I do not want to be forced to talk about a book I did not like. I do not want to describe how a book made me feel. This is also why I dislike Literature classes at the High School or College level.

10. I've been known to let my kids watch a DVD or play longer than usual on the computer because I'm trying to finish a book. (And here the Julian Smith comedy video "Reading a Book" comes to mind.)

How about you? Got any bookish confessions to share?
This post is linked to Top 10 Tuesday at The Broke and the Bookish.


dreamsandswords.com said...

I like your list! :) no shame!

Here is my Top Ten!

Becky said...

I agree with your number one. Harry Potter is over-hyped and in the end it was destroyed for me by excessive fandom.
Here's Ours

gautami tripathy said...

It is really good to learn about reading idiosyncrasies of fellow book bloggers!

Here is my Top Ten post!

kimbercrafts said...

I love your bookish confessions! I don't think I'll ever be able to settle for a Kindle, Nook, etc. I can't imagine reading an entire book from a screen.

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