Since I haven't been blogging here for very long there are a lot of great Top Tens to choose from. I decided to go with Top Ten Bookish Confessions because I figure it will let you all get to know a little more about me, the lady behind the blog, more personally. So yeah. Most of these will be about my bookish habits but a small few will also be about my book blogging. Please don't judge me too harshly!
Top Ten Bookish Confessions
01/Almost always I buy the paperback version of books, the main reason being price. I tend to reserve hardback copies for collector's editions and/or favourites. I'll also purchase a hardback because I'm too excited about a new release to wait for the paperback edition.
02/ I used to be an adamant e-reader naysayer, especially when they first came out. For the longest time I felt like it was unfair to the smaller publishing companies and indie authors because it took away opportunities and money. I feel like a total hypocrite now that I'm seriously considering buying an e-reader due to lack of fundage and shelf space.
03/ I'm very OCD when it comes to book series. If I start a book series, I have to purchase every single book that is in that series and read it right away. I don't usually like to read books in between otherwise I tend to forget a lot of what's happened or get lost. I also must read them in order (obvs!).
04/ This one is more about blogging--I'm afraid my blog will perpetually be a sad, little sideshow. I started this blog because I have an immense passion for the written word and for film, but a small part of me really hopes that it will be a raging success. I've always wanted to be a writer and blogging seems to be the most attainable way to do that right now.
05/ This one is quite possibly the worst of all my confessions which is precisely why I've stuck it in the middle hoping that you'll skim over it quickly. I have a terrible habit of reading the last page of a book, first. D'OH!
06/ It's virtually impossible for me to put down a book once I start reading, even if I can't stand it. I know I shouldn't waste my time, especially now that my TBR list has grown exponentially, but I do try to give the book the benefit of the doubt through to the very end.
07/ I rarely lend books I own, however, I have no qualms about borrowing them from others. It's been my experience that I rarely get them back or when I do, they aren't in the same shape in which they left. I do, however, take expert care of the books I borrow! So yay!
08/ Another blogging confession--I think we all struggle with this one from time to time, but I'm constantly comparing myself to the other successful bloggers. I try really hard not to but sometimes it just gets to me. I often have to remind myself of why I'm here. I even have a post-it on my laptop with my own little mantra. If I can get someone to read a book or see a movie they never would have otherwise, it's all been entirely worthwhile.
09/ I don't have a library card. Say whaaaaat?! I know, I know. It would save me a lot of time, space and money but I'm just too lazy to go on down and sign up for one.
10/ There's a really big part of me that gets all like obsessively happy when I connect with other book bloggers. It's like I'm a teenage girl with a crush or something. It's hard for me to connect with people in my personal life who love books as much as I do, so this book blogging community is like a giant candy store for me. I try to be cool and play it all like, whatever, but inside I do a little happy dance and sometimes even squeal out loud. You don't even wanna know what I was doing on my way home from the Bookfest after I met Jamie and Alexa. Yeah. Like that bad. I'm quite surprised no one slapped me.
Whew. So there ya have it. Now that we've got that out of the way, are you all still here? Looking back on my list, I think I have some serious OCD issues. Maybe I need to seek a specialist for help. Do share--what were/are some of your top bookish confessions?