April over at Good Books and Good Wine is hosting a 15 day Book Blogger Challenge, which you can read all about here. It seems like a great idea, and I’m loving the idea of putting something random and exciting into my blog at a time when my real life makes me want to sleep rather than blog!
Today’s challenge is 15 bookish confessions. I found it easy to come up with a few, but some of them took a while to come to me (and the last is actually more a blogging confession, but my blog is bookish so I figure it’s allowed).
Without further ado, here are my 15 bookish confessions!
1. I eat when I’m reading, pretty much all the time. Not just tidy foods but everything from a bag of crisps to whatever I’m eating for lunch/dinner.
2. I didn’t care about cover art until I started blogging. I’m still not that bothered but I notice it more now.
3. I read everywhere, even in the bath (although I got a kindle for my birthday and I’ve been too scared to take that into the bath so far)
4. I’m so behind on reviews it makes me depressed. So I hide my head in the sand (AKA another book). It’s a vicious circle.
5. I often read multiple books at once.
6. I read and enjoyed Fifty Shades on holiday last year (and several similar books since). I refuse to feel guilty.
7. I love old books…
8. But there is something immensely satisfying about a brand new book too!
9. I hate dust jackets. I always take them off, and have even lost a few. I even prefer the understated look of a book without the dust jacket.
10. Even though I love bookmarks, I don’t actually own any at the minute. Instead I’ll use scrap paper, pens, my phone…whatever happens to be lying around.
11. I don’t think I’m a particularly critical reader, but I am very picky about spelling (even though I know when I write I’m often typing at speed and don’t even notice my mistakes). It winds me up an inappropriate amount when I read books with poor spelling though, because I feel like either the author or editor should have picked up on it.
12. I read a lot more YA now than I used to, I think partially because they’re quick to draw me in, and partially because a lot of the blogs I read rave about YA books and then I’m curious. I do sometimes feel like I’m selling out a bit though (which is dumb, because no one except me cares!)
13. I haven’t been to a single author signing/book event in at least the last few years. I blame it on the fact I’ve been living in the middle of nowhere, and I’m hoping to change it now I’m a little more central.
14. Werewolves, zombies and vampires are all okay, but angels and ghosts have yet to draw me in.
15. No one in my family knows I blog. A few friends know about it, but only my partner actually knows my blog details and how much time I put into it. It might sound dumb, but I like having something purely for me, you know?