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15 Day Book Blogger challenge: 15 Bookish Confessions

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!

April’s 15 day book blogger challenge

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?

8 thoughts on “15 Day Book Blogger challenge: 15 Bookish Confessions

  1. I’m behind too on my reviews. It is SUCH a vicious cycle!!

    I love old books as well. A lot of people have said they don’t and refuse to buy used but I’ve always done it. The used books are still in good shape, it’s reusing and doing good for the environment AND your pocket and I kind of like thinking about what the previous owner(s) thought about the book.

    12. YEP

  2. I think it’s great to have something that’s solely for you — your blog!

    That’s interesting about angel books and ghost books – like you, I haven’t found a ton of really great ones. Actually, I’ve been let down by angel books a lot but if you’re looking for a good series I recommend the Unearthly series.

    I am so glad I am not the only person who eats and reads haha, I always accidentally spill stuff too.

    Thanks for joining in!

  3. I am with you on number 5! I start reading one book, then i find another one that’s just as good. My friends ask me if i get confused, but i am just so used to it. 🙂

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