Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Top Ten Bookish Confessions




10.  I always asked Santa to bring me books for Christmas,
but he never did.

9. I love illustrated books.

8. The only kind of book I really loathe is the textbook.

7. I sometimes read the ending first.

6. I love romantic movies, but I don't like romantic books.

5. I don't like books with male protagonists.

4. I only read the first book in a series.

3. I never finish books I don't like.

2.  I prefer short books to long books.

1.  I (almost) never reread.



How about you?
What are your biggest bookish confessions?



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18 comments:

  1. I prefer short books too. I wish I could stop reading books that I don't like, they drag on so.... It's rare for me to be able to put one aside. I never read the end first, and there are even some textbooks that I like- they can actually be interesting! Although my history of medicine text was the only text that I did actually read cover to cover. Twice.

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    1. I wish I read a textbook I liked. They tend to drone on and on for me, blah blah blah blah.

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  2. Oh! The text book one is a good one...I dislike text books too! And come to think of it, I tend to think twice before I pick up a fat book. I do tend to pick them up often though.

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like textbooks.

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  3. I like re-reading, but I rarely have time for it anymore. Sometimes I do it when I want to read the next one in a series and can't remember it well enough. I'm also not a big fan of overly-romancy fluffy books. I like my romance with a bite and I need more in the plot than just that. I find it very hard to not-finish a book even if I dislike it. I can not-finish a movie but not a book.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier :D

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    1. I prefer to read the new book rather than rereading the old one.

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  4. 8. The only kind of book I really loathe is the textbook.
    Me too, I love books but these are just nasty!

    7. I sometimes read the ending first.
    Hahaha me too, just to be sure it ends the way I want. I don't do it often though...

    1. I (almost) never reread.
    Really? I often reread books I love, my favorites. HP, every year. :D

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  5. Santa never brought me books, either - I got sports equipment. (ha!) Other than that (and not reading romances) we are sooo different.

    I actually like history textbooks. I never read the ending before I'm really there - this is one reason I almost always finish books I get 50 or more pages into. I don't go to movies of any kind. I like male protagonists just fine - I'll jump into the most recent book in a series and then, if I enjoy that one - go back to book one. I have no preference of long books or short - totally depends on the book. And I often reread books I have really enjoyed which have more "meat" to them than I got in the first round - books by authors like Thomas Pynchon, Alice Munro, Salman Rushdie, others -

    Otoh, I do like illustrated books - old ones especially - classics - Alice in Wonderland, A Tale of Two Cities -

    Do I have any "confessions" to add?

    I sometimes "speed read" (skim) those parts of books which are really boring.
    I like a good sprinkling of non-fiction to go with the fiction.
    I don't read poetry almost at all.

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    1. Wow. You had a sporty Santa. Mine seemed drawn to encouraging unusual hobbies like woodburning and Plasticine crafts.

      I like nonfiction more than fiction. (And yet another book quirk: I find the spelling "non-fiction" oddly repellent. Go figure.)

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  6. Why do you only read the first book in a series? There are some great middles and ends out there (in my opinion).

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    1. I don't know, I don't know. That's why it's a bookish confession, I suppose.

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  7. For a long time I didn't like male protagonists either! I've gotten to where I enjoy them quite a lot now though.

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    1. Some of my favorite reads have male protagonists. But I still don't seek them out.

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  8. You only read the first book in a series? All series? That's kind of strange, how do you resist moving on to see what happens? I have trouble not finishing a series even if I don't really like it that much.

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    1. I'm sorry. I don't know why I'm like this. I just am.

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  9. I am the same way with re-reading! I just rather read new books.

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  10. Wow. You only read the first book in the series. Interesting. I've never met someone who reads like that. I know I couldn't do it. I'm much too curious to be able to walk away. Most of the time I find myself pining for a sequel on books I really love.

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