Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Confessions

Happy Tuesday, book blog world! Today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the truly awesome The Broke and the Bookish, is dedicated to Bookish Confessions. Our book habits include, but are not limited to:

1. Dog-eared reads. Sometimes I dog-ear my library books. FOR SHAME. I try to remember not to, I swear it is accidental. As a result I have bookmarks everywhere to keep the dog-earing at bay. Crazy Camper and I send each other lots of postcards. Hers usually have camping/rock climbing trip vistas. My fave are the free ones restaurants give with the bill. I make everyone at the table sign it, add a "Hello! Life is treating us well" type of comment, and send it her way. Sometimes they are worse for the wear due to pasta sauce/margaritas, but still better than dog-eared pages.

Oh wait, did we get out the e-reader to photo bomb vacation?Yes.
That is a Kindle and a thumbs up.
We thought it was HILARIOUS.  This is confession-worthy ridiculous.
2. E-book snobbery. Goosie Mama will only read a book if it can be delivered electronically. I, on the other hand, go to the library at least once a week to pick up a hard copy.

3. Anxiety reading. "I "anxiety read" when I know I have a book that's about to expire and I Have. To. Finish. It's a combo of skimming, nail biting, re-reading because I've skimmed and I forgot what happens, and, finally, just skipping to the end."- Goosie Mama

4. Looking for love. I am not above randomly skimming a book to find a romantic encounter. In fact I have even stooped as low as searching on my nook for romantic-encounter key words. OPPS. I actually put down Incarceron by Catherine Fisher when no kisses showed up. Please, can a girl get a good romantic side plot up in here?

5. Sandy reads. I take library books to the beach. THIS IS TERRIBLE TO DO TO THE NEXT READER. Getting a lap full of sand from a library book is the worst. But you need your book at the beach, and I can't seem to stop myself.

What are your bookish confessions?


  1. I take library books to the beach too! I figure everyone enjoys a little beach when they read, so they must like the lap full of sand, right? :) When I was younger I used to skim my mom's romance novels until I found a romantic scene and read it. Sometimes I like to do that still! Also, I love the e-reader photo bomb!

  2. I still haven't been able to get on-board with the e-book reading, but I have a feeling I'll cave soon enough. I have a terrible compulsion to skip to the last page (first) of a new book and read it. I don't know why because I hate ruining surprises, but it's just like a bad habit that I can't seem to break. It took EVERY ounce of my willpower to not do that during the entire Hunger Games series.

    It's bad. Reeeeeeeal bad.


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  4. I love that you look for key words. I never would have thought to do that. HAHA ~Maggie

  5. Number 4. I totally do that. I actually hate that it takes too much effort to do that on my Kobo.

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  7. What are the key words? This cracks me up! Kiss? "Sigh" could be an awkwardly good one...

    As a dog earer, I really like the idea of postcards as bookmarks!

  8. Ha, your key words are funny. Although I always like a little romance in my books. Completes the story :)

  9. These made me smile. I anxiety read sometimes too. I'm going to be doing a lot of it soon. Behind work and school, I'm behind on all my review books. :(

  10. Haha I totally skim books for romantic encounters too! I had the same thoughts about Incarceron. There were hints of romance, but that was it. I also love to read at the beach! ;) great list! thanks for stopping by my top ten! new GFC follower!


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