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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Confessions

Hosted by The Broke and Bookish: Top Ten Bookish Confessions (Anything! You dog ear, you hated a book but said you loved it, you have $500 library fines...anything goes!)

1.) I'm messy with books. I have so many bookmarks but I keep losing them. Some of my favorite books have been dog-earred so much that they are falling apart and my African Lit books that I studied over in college have pizza stains on every chapter. Hence, I am a little frightened of borrowing anyone's books. Hint to fellow book buddies.


2.) Although I was an English major, I have not read some classics that I am so embarassed about that I'm not even going to mention them here (okay, one: I never read The Grapes of Wrath).

3.) I have piles of books in my family room that are not on bookcases.

4.) My husband has more books than me. Of course he saved his Hardy Boys books from childhood, a ton of books on trains and math (he's odd) and he's been alive 14 years longer than I.

5.) I love my Nook more than actual books - mainly due to #3.

6.) I tend to collect copies of my favorites if they are on sale (I have a few Jane Eyres, a couple copies of The Thornbirds and way too much Shakespeare).

7.) I kept my annotated college books (these are actually shelved).

8.) I have self-help books from different stages of my life (some of which I have actually read).

9.) I have a hard time reading more than one book at a time. I like to be investing in the story while I'm reading it and I feel like I'm cheating on the other book if I pick up another. (aka book slut)

10.) I don't have my books organized very well and there are many books on cats that people have given me over the years. I guess because I have two cats? In any case, people, stop giving me books about cats!

Meow.

5 comments:

Susan said...

Don't feel bad -- I'm an English major, too, and I don't even LIKE reading classics. There are a few exceptions, of course, but I still prefer newer fiction.

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

The Grapes of Wrath is the most horrible book ever. DO NOT READ IT!!!!!! Remember how awesome I said Harry Potter was? The Grapes of Wrath is the exact opposite!

I am glad you have let the secret out about your book habits. I would hate for a borrowed book to come between our friendship ;)

I am indifferent to cats, but highly allergic, so it's guaranteed that I will never get you a cat book.

Kate@Midnight Book Girl said...

Okay, so I am never, ever lending you a book I care about, but I will never get you a cat book either. Also, I'm pretty sure you just called me a book slut since I read more than one book at a time. Am I still a book slut if I pay for the books, or does it only count for the ARCs and library books I read? ;)

KT's Reading Rainbow said...

Good to know - taking Grapes of Wrath off my to-read list. Yup, I'm messy - best to just keep telling me about books I should read and I'll get my own copy. :)

KT's Reading Rainbow said...

Hmmm. Book sluttery is a complex issue. I'll have to check. ;)