Everyone has at least one bookish confession (and in my case I have six). Join us in spilling our deepest held secrets around one of our most beloved pastimes. Everyone has a bookish confession. What's yours? If you have one feel free to share it, if not feel free to commiserate with ours -Julia
1. Jana's Confession: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer was being released, and for some reason I totally forgot to order a copy of it. You know those times... you HAD to have the book YESTERDAY. I ordered it the day it came out, but it was going to take a week to arrive. So I went out on a hunt across all the bookstores of my town trying to find it for a reasonable price. I'd just have an extra copy, right? No biggie. So, I walked into the very last bookstore, and there it was again for the same price I'd seen everywhere: $10 more than I paid on Amazon. I could not handle the idea of paying that much. But I bought it anyway, and read it immediately... because I HAD to, you know? Patience is sometime non-existent in the book world. A week later, the Amazon copy showed up at my house. Wanna know what I did with it? I returned it to the local bookstore! I felt really bad, but at least I didn't return the already read one, right?
2. Bridget's Confession: Mine is similar to Jana's, but a slightly different form of book-OCD...I had bought a paperback copy of The Hunger Games at my college bookstore in March of my senior year after hearing quite a bit about it. I LOVED it, but Catching Fire and Mockingjay were both still only available in hardcover, and I can't deal with having inconsistencies in series on my bookshelf, so I decided I'd just wait until they came out in paperback. (I'm also not a big library person, so that wasn't really an option for me.) But finally, I got too impatient, and bought myself a boxed set of the trilogy, even though it was expensive. I ended up mailing my paperback copy of The Hunger Games to my cousin who hadn't read it yet, and told him he could keep it since I had my boxed set...I'm slightly ashamed but not really.
3. Julia's Confession: Oh gosh, this is hard to admit. I sometimes judge people when I find out they like certain books. I am the essence of a hypocrite considering the last book I reviewed on here (and the first one in fact) had a shiny naked man chest on it. You think because of all the harping I do about how people judge romance novels unfairly and that there are totally some well written ones that I wouldn't judge people for having their own form of cracktastic entertainment... or even not cracktastic really. It is actually something I am actively working on to change, because really. A book is anything to any one.
4. Julia's Confession: Normally, I don't buy a lot of books (well pre-Nook and stupid .99 sales...), but put my at a library booksale or a Half Priced Books and I leave with a cart. I try to stick to my rule of "Only buy books you think you are going to reread", but a fever takes hold of me and I usually end up with more books than I have room for.
5. Julia's Confession: I read a lot (duh), but often I read the same word so many times that it slips into my vernacular though I've never heard anyone actually say it before. This leads to a lot of scenarios where I look like an ass because I couldn't go to dictionary.com and hear the guy from the spelling bee say the word. Not only that you look like you were trying to be pretentious but completely failed. I usually don't notice it until someone (who I must assume has a masters in linguistics), says "Wait, you mean ...?" Some notables that stick out in my memory for me pronouncing them wrong regularly and have to unlearn it are 'assuage' and 'nefarious'.
6. Julia's Confession: I can't spell to save my life. I don't think that would be too much of a problem, but that and my very many notable grammar fails on this blog have made for some fun egg on the face moments. Not only that, though, I have been known to rip a book apart for not being good with basic grammar rules. I just need to move to Hypocrite Island.
7. Julia's Confession: Sometimes I skim. Like if I am reading a book I am just not that into and I want to know how the plot will end... but other times (like yesterday when reading Storm of Swords*) it's because its a long book and I want to keep moving, or its a fight scene that I can't picture, or I just want to read the witty repartee between the leads. Sometimes it has caught up to me and I am forced to go back and be like "Wait what just happened?" but other times, I just don't care.
8. Julia's Confession: Back in August of 2010 (Lordy that was two year ago), I wrote a Top Ten Tuesday of Books I can't Believe I Have Never Read.... yeah. I still have not read any of them. *hides*
9. Jamie's Confession # 1: I have never read Harry Potter. Never. I don't know why. It somehow passed me when it first came out because I was far too into makeup and boys than wizards and magic at the time but then I always just said, "Oh, I'll get around to it."
10. Jamie's Confession #2: I dog ear book pages. That's right. I commit that sin. But only if it is my own copy. I'd never do it to a borrowed copy. But sometimes I just can't HELP it. I'll read passages and I just HAVE to be able to find them later because they were so swoonworthy or they jabbed the hell out of my heart and unfortunately I don't always have my quote notebook or a zillion pieces of paper to mark the spots.
All right, that's more than I can handle. I am going to go hide from the lynch mob! If you have one share it in the comments. If you share ours lets us know! And finally, if you had enough gumption to share all ten and care to link, we would care to read! - Julia