Bookish Confessions

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!

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3 thoughts on “Bookish Confessions

  1. I’m so with you on #1 and #7!

    It took me a long time to get into Harry Potter. I started reading it in like third grade or something and just couldn’t click with it at all. Even to this day I still don’t love the first book. It’s not my style. It feels too middle grade. But I love the books when they turn into more intense young adult!

    And as for #7, this is something I never admitted because people are so fiercely protective of their libraries. I’m not against the IDEA of libraries — I’m all for that. They’re just not for me. I feel like some people react to this statement like it’s a crime, but surely I’m equally supporting the author (if not MORE) by BUYING the book instead of borrowing it. 😉

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one who had a hard time getting through it! I liked the first one, just not quite as much as 2, 3, and 4.

      Exactly! I was really hesitant to add 7 because I wasn’t sure how everyone was going to react. I think they are great, but they just remind me of all the books I don’t have but want. I do utilize their audiobook library, but that’s about it!

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