The 15 day Book Blogger Challenge can be found here.
Christina from A Reader of Fictions, Mickey from I'm a Book Snark, Jessie from Ageless Page Reviews, and myself have decided to do this over the course of 15 weeks. One post will go up every Friday in order to teach you a little about ourselves.
So... let's begin! 15 book related confessions:
1. I used to dog-ear. I know, the inhumanity! I was a very forgetful child and I would always lose my bookmarks. I tended to read outside where I couldn't just turn something into a bookmark unless I decided grass would be suitable, so I dog-eared. I know, I'm preparing to walk away in shame.
2. I have not finished the last book in the Harry Potter series. I know! I can't bring myself to do it! I just can't! I will not say good-bye to my favorite characters ever.
3. I have gone years at a time without bringing up a book. When I was younger, reading was something that I had to be in a certain mood in. Now, reading keeps me sane, but I just couldn't read at certain points in my life. I turned to other things like basketball to keep me focused through some hard times.
4. I feel like an idiot sometimes saying this...but my cat reads with me sometimes. Not literally, but my personal pet named Cosmo will cuddle under my arm and stare at a book while I read it. It makes it terrible for me because I can't move, but he's so cute! He just sits there and watches and occasionally if a page gets stuck mid-turn he finds the intelligence somewhere deep inside him to turn the page for me with his paw by slamming it down. It's absurd. I love him, but he runs into walls a lot...so that intelligence is buried way, way deep.
5. If I am reading a hardcover book I have to take the dust jacket off, only for something bad to happen to it while it's not on the book. I might as well just leave it on that way it can avoid crumpling and cats and sticky fingers, but I can't! It slides off the book and gah. Hardcovers are so pretty but they're not good for anyone.
6. I hate non-fiction. If you ask me to read a non-fiction book my brain cells will slowly shrivel as I try to bury myself into the wall to get away. If they were not essential to writing research reports I would never have picked them up in my life.
7. I hate everything horror. I won't watch movies, I won't read the books, I won't even think horror. I am the most marshmallow-y of Marshmallow's and I will never sleep again.
8. I hate to DNF books. I feel like if I wasted any money on you, I should finish you. But lately I've just let myself realize that if you're not enjoying a book it's ruining your reading experience and you have to let it go so that you can enjoy another book. But still, it sucks to give up on something you obviously hoped would be good. Why else would I have picked it up?
9. I hoard my ARCs. I know a lot of people say that they can't have ARCs in their bookshelves, but I have so many. I even have a special place for them unless they're part of a series in which case I put them with the rest of their series. As a broke incoming college student, I just can't afford to buy finished copies of ARCs I loved, so I keep them so I can have a copy for myself. I buy finished copies for those that absolutely blew me away and I do pass many ARCs on to friends, but gah, I just can't afford it. :(
10. My TBR pile is the size of Everest. Really, I should just call it Mount Never-rest. I want to read them all, but the pretty new ones and required reviews always get in the way! It's why I introduced Reader's Choice!
11. Some inner part of me loves love triangles. Really, only if they're done right. But if it's badly done then I just cringe and break out the claws.
12. I think that a book is always better than the movie. My AP World teacher laughed hysterically while I was watching the movie THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS because I just sat there with my arms crossed. How could you take out the symbolic shaving of his head and so many other things?! With that being said, it's amazing to see a book come to life on screen at some points.
13. I don't have a preference for my love interests. I tend to really like the nice guys, but since I grew up in Jersey and nice guys don't exist here, I tend to enjoy the assholes, too. That is, if they have a believable reason to be asshole-ish.
14. When I read a book, I inadvertently pick out names for my future kids just because they sound great. Right now, I'd love to have a son named Noah.
15. If I read a really great book that day, I tend to dream about it that night. The characters make a one-night appearance in my dreams because I think about them so much. It's strange, but it's like I've gotta work them out of my system in order to move onto the next ones. And it only happens with books I really adore.
Welp, I hope you enjoyed getting to know me and my weird thoughts a little more! See you next Friday for day two!