Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Blogging Confessions
Hmm. This was a tough one for me! I had a tough time coming up with ten, but here they are:
1. I return so many books to the library before I read them.
I put holds on all sorts of books and then they’re all ready at the same time! I feel like having them all sitting and staring at me will somehow motivate me to read them all before the due dates, but sometimes I pick up a book at the library and then never really feel like reading it. I have taken books out two or three times before finally reading them.
2. I sometimes have up to two months of reviews scheduled.
I’m a really fast reader, and I try to write my reviews as soon as possible after finishing a book. I usually only post two reviews a week (unless they’re ARCs – then I try to post them a week before or the week of the release date, which can mean extra reviews posted in a week), so when I schedule my reviews, sometimes I end up with almost two months of reviews scheduled.
3. I prefer new books or e-books to used books.
I don’t really know when this started, because I used to love browsing used bookstores, but nowadays I would rather own a new copy of a book, or an e-book, than a used one. I suppose it depends on the condition of a used book (and library book!) – I’ve had some that were in great condition, but many had mangled pages or covers and that old book smell, which I don’t enjoy.
4. I get upset if a book series has a cover change but I’m trying to not care so much.
This really bothers me, but I don’t want it to get to me as much as it does! I hate looking at my shelves and seeing a series with different versions, but I am trying to relax about this and not care so much. I know what really matters is the story in between the covers, and the story is the same no matter what cover I have, so I’m trying to relax about this stuff!
5. I also used to want my books to match, e.g. a series in all paperback or all hard cover.
But again, I’m trying not to care about it too much.
6. I own a ton of books I haven’t read yet.
When I look at my shelves and see a ton of books that I haven’t read yet – some of which I’ve owned for years – I get a bit anxious. Every year I say I’m going to try to read more from my shelves instead of new books, but I don’t know that I’ve done a great job of that this year.
7. I would rather read than go out and socialize
99% of the time, I would prefer to spend the day and night at home, reading (or playing Nintendo or catching up on my TV shows). That’s just the way I am. I’m a bit of an introvert, and my husband is an extrovert. Thankfully, he understands me and doesn’t mind when I choose to stay home when he goes out with friends.
Even when I do go out, I make sure I have a book or e-reader in my purse, just in case. You never know when you’ll have some unexpected reading time!
Well, I couldn’t quite come up with ten. I’m looking forward to reading everyone else’s confessions!