Book Blogger Challenge | Day 1

So I saw this 15 day Challenge hosted by April at Good Books, Good Wine and thought it would be perfect to share some of my awkward and weird book habits. I haven’t done anything like this before, so despite the nervousness, I hope you enjoy it!  If you would like to participate, you can follow this link  or click on the banner below to check out the Challenge.



Day 1: Make 15 Book Related Confessions

  1. I love clichés in romance novels, but hate them anywhere else. I mean clichés like you’d find in Johanna Lindsey and old Elizabeth Lowell books, with strapping men and girls who’ve fallen on hard times. However, I dislike them in any other genre. I don’t like love triangles or the drama filled break-ups of young adult. I so still read them, and I can still enjoy them, but I always groan when it pops up.
  2. I don’t experience TBR guilt, and I was so excited when my TBR list got to over 500 books. I spent the majority of the last few years reading fan fiction because reading can become an expensive habit, and I was on a tight budget. Then I got a kindle, and it changed my life!
  3. I love literature, but I’m really picky about it. I know who and what I like, so I usually stick with them.
  4. I have a dedicated book room because I’m too afraid that my husband will one day go through my books and decide some of my favorites are too old and get rid of them. This way, I can see exactly what I have and he can never get rid of any of my books.
  5. I hate when book covers change. There is nothing more annoying than after having purchased half of a series they change the cover and my set is left looking like I picked them up from a yard sale.
  6. As you may have noticed I’m a little OCD about my books. I cannot purchase a book in paperback and then buy the rest in hardback; when the books I own in series don’t match, it bothers me.
  7. I also rarely read more than one book at a time.  I get very invested in the book world, and I don’t like to leave until I’m done. If I’m reading more than one book at a time, it’s either because it’s very intense like The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, or the book isn’t my style and I’m having a hard time getting into it.
  8. I think the book is almost always better than the movie. I can really only think of two movies that were better than the books.
  9. I judge people who like the movies better than the books, especially if it’s movies like Harry Potter or The Hunger Games and they’ve very pointedly not read the books at all. I had to explain to a so-called Harry Potter fan who “that crazy lady with black hair, who hates Sirius so much” was—It. Drives. Me. Crazy. 
  10. When I really get into a book, I actually stop noticing that I’m reading words and begin imagining what I’m reading. So when I stop or get to the end of the book, I always feel like I’m coming up for air. I’m aware it sounds crazy, but it’s true.
  11. I’m a super fast reader; this leads my friends to hate my mad skills. I can read about 24 pages in 6 minutes, and yes, I retain what I’ve read.
  12. If I read something by an author and I don’t love it, the chances of me reading something else are slim. I know this is bad and I shouldn’t do it, but I can’t help it.
  13. I don’t alphabetize or categorize my books by any known standard. I just place them on the shelf in author groupings, and make it look pretty.
  14. When I check out library books, I have to read them immediately. If I don’t, I won’t ever get to them, and eventually I’ll end up returning them and feeling like a terrible person.
  15. I try to force my favorite authors on my reading friends. I just don’t feel like we can truly be friends until we’ve shared that. It’s also my pet peeve to have someone force their favorite author/book on me but then not reciprocate. I always feel like ‘Hey, I respected you by trying it out. Now it’s your turn!”

Now you all know a little bit more about me, and how crazy I am!

Do you do any of these things?

Check back tomorrow for my bedtime reading habits!