I have a few things to confess. You hear all these things in the bookish community about people’s love of this and that, re-reading and the horror of dog-eared pages. I don’t always have the same opinions as everyone else, so I thought I’d share!
1. The first time I tried to read Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone, I didn’t like it.
In my defense, I was in elementary school and the first chapter is so fucking boring. Seriously, going through the Dursley’s day is not something I was prepared for. When I was in middle school, a close friend wouldn’t stop harassing me until I finished it and I loved it…once I got past the first chapter.
2. Speaking of Harry Potter, I still haven’t finished the series.
When I finally got into it, I devoured books 1 through 4. I re-read them constantly and was very impatient for book 5. I waited two damn years for that book and I didn’t like it! I felt cheated. I waited for this thing and then I got that stupid prophecy and my favorite character dies. Nope, I was done. I do want to finis the series, but I think I’m going to audiobook the whole thing because I hear those are amazing.
3. I don’t really re-read books anymore.
There are a lot of books I love enough to want to re-immerse myself in their world, but I feel guilty every time I do. There are so many new amazing books out there and I know that it is physically impossible to read every book on my TBR pile in a lifetime. So I should read new stuff…and I do. I give in sometimes. I recently re-read the first three Mortal Instruments books and I’ve listened to audios of books I already read like Pushing The Limits or Cinder, but on a whole I just feel too guilty to enjoy the experience. 😦
4. I break the spines on mass market paperbacks.
For the longest time, I really thought seeing mass market paperbacks in thrift stores meant no one had read them! I mean, have you tried to read mass market paperbacks without breaking the spine? It feels impossible, especially in the middle! I just feel like breaking the spine shows love for it. It makes the novel look well-read. Mass markets are the only ones this applies to.
5. English was not my favorite class in school. It was one of my least favorite classes.
I really don’t like most classic novels and those are the main books you read in those classes. Also, even though I love to read, I have a very difficult time reading things I have to read. My favorite classes were Japanese and Chemistry!
6. I dog-eared many a page in high school.
I don’t do that now, I’ve moved on to actual book marks or random scraps of paper, but I didn’t realize that was a major faux paw.
7. I am not the biggest fan of libraries.
I love the idea and the concept, but I want to OWN all the books, not BORROW them!
I think that’s it for now! What do you think? Do you fall on my odd side of the fence or have a lost my damn mind? Let me know in the comments!