Top Ten Bookish Confessions
1. I once racked up $142 in library fines… and didn’t pay them for a year. I took out an inter-library loan and didn’t return it for 3 months. Fines of $1/day, plus late fees… yeah. Thankfully, the Arlington Library System took me back once I paid! Sweet relief.
2. If a book’s plot is lagging and I’m losing interest, I will skip forward 50-100 pages and read half of a chapter to see if I want to continue. I don’t go to the end of the book, but it’s still ‘cheating.’
3. I read equal amounts of romance and YA fantasy/sci-fi, but you’d never know it from my blog or Goodreads. Closet Betty Neels and Georgette Heyer fanatic, for sure.
4. There are 14 boxes of MY books living under my parents’ staircase in
. I keep saying I’ll bring them to DC… Seattle,
5. I love writing about books on my blog, but the most popular posts are the food recipes.
6. Middle grade may soon supplant YA as my ‘favorite’ genre.
7. I have a difficult time reading and reviewing sequels for my blog. I don’t want to ruin a first book for anyone, and it’s tricky to avoid giving away plot points.
8. If I know a book will be sad, it sometimes takes me months to read it. It doesn’t matter how stellar the reviews or how massive the publicity – I’ll drag my feet (see: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein and Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys).
9. I hate breaking the spines of books I buy new. I want them to remain pristine. This is also one of the reasons I have to force myself to lend out favorite books – because I’m not always sure I can trust my friends to keep them in pristine condition!
10. I judge you when you misspell words. This goes for everyone ever, but bloggers and authors get extra scrutiny. If I catch myself judging I give myself a talking to, but it’s a work in progress.
Are any of these your confessions too? What are your bookish secrets?