15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 1

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Okay fellow readers, hope you all are doing well! I decided to do the 15 day book challenge from Good Books and Good Wine Check it out!!! This challenge looks fun and I hope you all enjoy it and participate as well!

Day 1: Make 15 book related confessions.

Here we go!

1. I usually read 15-20 books at time when I’m not in school.

2.ย  I am a little OCD when it comes to people borrowing books, they need to returnย back to me in pristine condition.

3. A lot of people get exited about food or movies. I get excited about book shops. So much so, that when I travel to well-known popular cities I look for the must see book shops in the area, no matter how big or small.

4. I loved the Twilight series.

5. I actually love cheesy Harlequin books (even thought the characters/stories can be really stupid).

6.ย  At the moment 80% of what I read are paranormal books.

7. When I read, I can block out all unnecessary sounds, including people, and am stuck in that novel’s settings.

8. I prefer to read fiction over non-fiction, because: 1) it’s so much more exciting, 2) my life is non-fiction.

9. I have books everywhere in my house.

10. I wish I could be Belle from The Beauty and the Beast just so I could get that amazing library.

11. Sometimes I get really over emotional about favorite characters. Such as when I feel super sad when someone dies or even get extremely angry about it and have stop where I am in the book, put it down, and walk away from it.

12. Books are always and will always be better than e-books (even though I do own a kindle).

13. I will not buy the movie covers of books, I absolutely refuse to.

14. I always buy books wherever, whenever. Even when I only have $5 in my pocket.

15. I think chick lit are real books as much as other genres even though some people don’t think so.

What are your book confessions? Leave them in the comments.

4 thoughts on “15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 1

  1. Your 4. ๐Ÿ™ I didn’t like Twilight, although I read it to see what the fuss was about. I did like the Hunger Games series, though.
    5. I have read my share, although that’s not my favorite escapist reading. For that, I go to sword and sorcery fantasy.
    7. Absolutely! I once almost got hit by a car because I was reading while walking and stepped off a curb in front of it.
    8. Fiction, of course!
    11. Oh man. I cry at their fictional weddings and their fictional funerals, even when they are a fictional species.
    12. See my number 8 below, and never say always.
    15. What’s wrong with chick lit?

    My confessions:
    1. I like books better than I like people, mostly.
    2. It’s all about the characters for me. If I don’t like the protagonist, it’s hard for me to like the book. I will suspend a lot of disbelief for a good character arc. Inconsistent characterization is a turn off.
    3. There are very few books I don’t finish (eventually), even those that I don’t like. And there aren’t that many I don’t like. I am an eclectic and relatively non-discriminating reader.
    4. I judge people based on what they read. If someone says, “Oh, I never read a book unless forced to (by a class or job or whatever),” their stock goes way, way down. Or, same thing if I go to their house and can’t find a bookcase anywhere.
    5. I can’t throw a book out. Give it away, send it to a used book sale, yes, but put it in the trash, not so easy. It amazes me to find boxes of books that didn’t sell on the curb after a garage sale. Now, my mom threw a book out once because she said it was so bad (offensive ideas) nobody should have the opportunity to read it. I can sort of see her point, but still…
    6. I have multiple copies of a couple of my favorite books so I can give them away. Spread the love and don’t worry about getting it back.
    7. I like fan fiction. I am sad when familiar stories end, and I often want more. Transformative fanworks are a way to get that “more” and I applaud authors who can take someone else’s established universe and make their own points while staying true to the characters and situations that are plausible there.
    8. It is a major disappointment to me that as I get older, it gets harder to see to comfortably read for hours like I used to. Right now, reading on a screen is so much easier than reading type, that most of my reading is on-line.

    Hey, between my 8 and the 7 responses to yours, that actually is 15.

    1. I love the Hunger Games, series, isn’t it great? As for chick lit, I have had people suggest or say negative things about it to me personally. Such as “that’s not real reading or those books are fake and cheesy.” I just ignore them, I really don’t see a big difference. I guess to them they don’t see them as “real” books.
      Anyways…I love your list!
      1. I feel the same way too. ๐Ÿ™‚
      3. I am non-discriminating reader as well! I read just about everything.
      5. Same with me. I had to clean up my book collection this past spring and get rid of quite a few books. I was so sad to see them go,but now I have lots of new ones to substitute for. Books are my children ๐Ÿ™‚
      8. I find it harder to read a lot of hours too. Usually in the summer I read for many hours at time. During school, I’m so busy with the time constraint of taking multiple lit classes on top of others, most of my reading in done on my kindle. I read my print books during breaks or when I have a lot of downtime.

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