Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
This Top Ten Tuesday is focusing on “Bookish confessions”. Now a lot of people have interpreted this differently. Some are literally doing “bookish confessions”, and others are doing more “book-blog confessions”. I’ve decided to split it half and half.
I will be doing my top 5 Book-reading confessions and then my Top 5 Book-Blog Confessions.
- I’ve been on a year long book buying ban, due to money and my job situation (in the middle of a weird swapping jobs stage meant no wages for a few months). I bought a load of books at christmas to get me through, it’s actually worked quite well- but this is why you don’t really see any “new and popular” books on my blog- too expensive (yet).
- If my series covers do not match, I am not a happy bunny. They must all be in either hardback or paperback, not mixed and the covers must match. My harry potter series drives me nuts but I cannot justify re-buying a new deathly hallows just because it is the adult UK hardcover and not the children’s UK hardcover like the rest of them.
- Bookmarks. I love me some Bookmarks. I blame the book depository for this but I have a nice little collection growing. My favourites include a metal butterfly with my name engraved on it from my parents and a reed-based one my friend Varya got me from Japan when she went on a trip there.
- I wish one day, like I’m sure we all do, a flat or a house where there is an entire room just dedicated to bookcases full of my favourite books. My own little library. Preferably with a fire place (wow that seems hazardous.)
- I judge other people by their bookshelves (or lack thereof). If you tell me you love books and reading and all you have on your shelf is dark novels with ribbons and roses on the covers, with titles like “BARED TO YOU/BOUND TO YOU/MURDERED BY YOU” then yeah, I will be inwardly sighing and rolling my eyes.
- I constantly worry that my blog isn’t “popular” enough, whatever that means. It has been running for seven months now, and I absolutely love seeing it grow, but I always compare it to other blogs (which is unfair as they have been running for years, some of them!) and worry it isn’t good enough.
- I follow Booktubers, and I enjoy their videos but I honestly hate when I pick up the books they rave about. Why? Because almost every time I do, I’m disappointed with that book, more than I would have been if I hadn’t had so much hype through booktube. I was originally tempted to set up my own booktube channel, but I need to be careful about where I put my face on the internet due to my job so, yes, book-blogging is as close as I will get.
- I wish, I wish the United Kingdom had book conventions. I know Malorie Blackman has just set up the first YALC (which is happening this weekend), but it was too short notice and trains to london are expensive. What I wouldn’t give to go to a huge book convention!
- When I wind up having full blown discussions with people regarding books, it just makes my day so much brighter. I’m never off goodreads via the (awful) phone app, and I love reading other people’s posts and discussing books. It’s rare that any of my “RL” friends read the same books I do so I don’t really have anyone to discuss bookish things in the “Real world”…which makes my next confession more awful….
- I’m lazy. I will read other people’s posts and not comment on them sometimes. Normally this only really happens when I’ve been in work all day, I check the blog quickly, and log off to fall asleep. I feel awful, especially knowing how happy comments make me. I am working on this, I’m trying to, slowly but surely!