Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:
Top Ten Blogging Confessions
Some of these are just book nerd confessions, but I tried to do some blogging ones as well even though I haven’t been blogging for long.
1. I am not a fan of e-readers, but I have a Kindle. It’s ancient. It’s like the Kindle 2 or something. I used it for a little while when I first got it and then didn’t pick it up for several years. I’ve only recently picked it back up to read e-ARCS from Netgalley and Edelweiss. That is probably the only reason I will use it from now on. I just realized I prefer real, physical books that I could hold and smell and flip the pages of and see on my bookshelves.
2. I’m so happy I started my blog. The book blogging community has helped me find something I love to focus on. I’ve made new friends and now have so many people whose opinions I completely trust when looking for new books. I love blogging.
3. I don’t believe in “guilty pleasure reads.” I believe you should read whatever you love to read and no one should judge you for it. Even if the book you’re reading isn’t exactly something I’d like *cough*50 Shades*cough*, I’m just happy to see people reading because…
4. I honestly can’t understand people who don’t read. It doesn’t make any sense to me. I just believe they haven’t found the right book for them. Along those lines, if you don’t have any books in your house when I come to visit, I probably spent most of the time while I was there wishing I could leave.
5. I try to respond to every single comment on my blog. Actually, I’m pretty sure I have. I feel that you guys have taken the time out to read and comment on my post, the least I could do is say thank you. But honestly, I just love talking to all of you. I love my blog and talking about books. 🙂
6. I love to learn and expand my horizons. Which is why I’ve started reading more graphic novels and children’s and MG books this week. I don’t think I read enough of any of those categories; actually I hardly read any. I’m excited to start reading some.
7. It makes me really happy when someone who read my review of a book checks it out and ends up really enjoying it as well. I love being able to give my honest opinion and have people find new books to love based on it.
8. I feel like most of my reviews are either me fangirling/freaking out about how much I love a book or rambling nonsensically about why I didn’t like one. I do think sometimes my points are clear and well-written, but I’m self-conscious about most of my reviews.
9. I would seriously rather spend a few more dollars to buy a new copy of a book than buy a book someone else has written in. I love used books; I have no problem with a well-loved book, but I don’t want someone else’s thoughts in the margins while I read. I want to form my own thoughts and opinions. I just don’t like written-in books. I only have ONE book that I’ve written in myself, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, because it’s my favorite book and I have read it more times than I can count.
10. It may sound crazy, but sometimes I get really sad about the fact that I will never be able to read all the books I want to read in my lifetime. I won’t even be able to read a FRACTION of the books I want to read. And more books are constantly being released that I add to my TBR. SO MANY BOOKS.
Okay, so I guess none of these are really confessions. You guys probably knew most of them, but whatever. 🙂 Do you guys relate to any of these? Let me know which in the comments. And if you participated in Top Ten Tuesday, link me to it so I can check it out!