This is an awesome challenge about getting to know your fellow book bloggers. I’ve loved the posts I’ve seen thus far and since we didn’t learn about this until today – so this is going to cover the topics for both today and yesterday! We’ll try to keep it short and sweet!
It is hosted by Good Books, Good Wine. So go check her out – she has the reading doldrums and needs some love!
Book Confessions – Day 1
1 Compulsive book buying – I own more unread books than I do read books. And I still can’t stop buying.
2 I have my own library – An entire room the size of a living room, dedicated to books. Wall to wall shelves and 3 different seats. It was the one requirement I demanded be met when we bought a house.
3 I would rather buy someone the book then loan them my copy – my precioussss. They might damage it! Not to mention, I only know one other person in my everyday life that treats books with as much respect as I do. I’ve had too many unreturned books. So I loan them out only to one person.
4 Sometimes I sneak a peak of the last page. I can’t help it…the tension it kills me! Does that make me weak? …yah what of it!
5 Reading crazy flamer reviews with strong words is a guilty treat.
I know this is so wrong, and I don’t think I’ve ever written what I’ve considered a flaming review…but I have most definitely used a few curses here and there.
6 GIFs, I don’t believe they belong in reviews.While they are ok from time to time, I just don’t think that they adequately convey thoughts.
7 Making new booky friends is like a high for me! People that come by and comment know I always comment and visit back. And I’m always in search of other book bloggers to become friends with. Once you’re mine, you’re mine and I like to think I’m good to my friends! Especially since my non net friends think I’m a bit whackadoo, which I guess I am.
8 When there is a book I love I start stalking the author’s social media. Then I will buy it for a crap ton of people to help spread my crazed mania.
9 It’s all about the villain! If there isn’t a strong villain what the heck is the point? (Read Villains Victorious – an anthology where the bad guys win! I have bought like 15 copies of this over the years.
10 At social gatherings I always try to turn the topic to books. I think my normal friends may be getting sick of this.
11 Its cool when main characters die – I get a kick out of the ballsy move on the author’s part! If a character is particularly annoying, then I hope he dies an ugly death. An annoying character completely destroys my reading enjoyment. Its like being forced to sit next to someone at a dinner party that you hate.
12 I absolutely LOVE graphic novels. It’s like reading a cartoon, come on what beats that? I’m a total sucker for them…especially a dirty webcomic called Oglaf
13 Straight Romance turns me OFF – I prefer my sexy times as a side dish, not as the main course. But I do like there to be romance…I just don’t want it to be what the whole gosh damn book is about you know?
14 I’m a sucker for the nerdy guy – OK and the bad boy too. In real life its always the nerdy guy tho!
15 Favorite genres: Fantasy (you know the old school kind) & Science Fiction – then post- apocalyptic
When I get in a reading funk I will completely switch genres and target age range to pull me out of it, but I always go back to my favs.
Bedtime Reading Ritual – Pabkins Day 2
I don’t have a bedtime reading ritual. Yes, I read in bed each night but I prefer to read in my comfy library swivel chair, or in my office chair, or on the couch. The bed is for sleeping.