Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week there’s a different Top Ten list. It’s a great way to find and connect with other awesome bloggers.
So today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is “bookish confessions’ which I actually had to think pretty hard about. I mean, I have a FEW deep dark reader secrets but it was very difficult to find ten. Here we go.
*SPOILER I don’t reach ten confessions.
1) I judge books by their covers
I expect to see this one on a LOT of lists today, because I’m pretty sure most of us do it. Which is silly because a book with a crappy cover can be awesome. If I see a cover I don’t like, though, there’s a very good chance that I won’t pick it up.
2) I also judge books by their titles
I’m not a big fan of one-word titles at all. Okay, that’s kind of a lie, I like SOME one-word titles. Ones that tell me about the book. But if you call a book “Love” or something, what is even the point of giving it a title? I don’t understand.
3) I occasionally smell books
Not a LOT, mind you. Just…sometimes. And if you’re looking for book-smelling recs, try The Casual Vacency by J K Rowling.
Geez, now I’m recommending books to smell, not just to read. This is such a weird post.
4) I once went on a classics book binge simply so I could say, “oh yes, I’ve read that book. It was very enlightening.”
I read HEAPS of classics – Catcher in the Rye, Animal Farm, The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice and so many others. So then if someone asked me, “Have you read such-and-such classic book?” I could be like, “Why yes I have,” and act all intellectual and stuff. Even though I kinda hated most of those books.
But obviously, if you read classics you MUST be smarter than everyone else.
5) I sometimes write in my books
There are only a few books I’ve written in: The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska and…another one I can’t remember. Probably another John Green one. In my copy of TFIOS, I’ve underlined a BUNCH of things in lead pencil. But I’ve got two copies so that’s okay. In Looking for Alaska, I highlighted the sentence that said “NEVER USE HIGHLIGHTER IN MY BOOKS.” Because I guess I’m just a rebel like that.
6) I wish all books were the same height
And don’t even talk to me about books in the SAME SERIES that are different heights.
7) I am not good at book-buying bans.
Right now I’ve been ogling some EXTREMELY pretty books that I simply must buy at some time or another. I’m on a book-buying ban but…but…but LOOK AT THEM.
These books are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales and on the right, a collection of Hans Christian Anderson fairytales.
…they would be research, obviously.