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Reader Confessions Tag

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While I didn’t get officially get tagged for this, Life Should Be Lit said anyone who wants to do the tag, can … so here we go

Don’t forget to check out her blog here: Life Should Be Lit

 

My Reader Confessions

 

  1. Have you ever damaged a book?

Probably … I’m fairly careful with my books so I don’t damage them too much. Although a few days ago I knocked over a mug of tea and spilled some on the front cover of a paperback. Not cool. Dried it off, and the book’s okay in case all of were wondering. 

2. Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

Nope. One of the books I spilled water on was a library book, but it was hardcover with a plastic covering on it, so no harm done. 

I have lost a library book though … left it in my human anatomy lecture hall in college. Definitely had to pay the $25 to replace it.

I’m fairly careful with my books and items in general, so no horror stories here.

  1. How long does it take you to read a book?

That completely depends on how many books I’m reading at once. I usually read 2-3 books at a time. If I’m only reading one book, then 3-4 days for fiction or memoir. A non fiction book will probably take me about a week. 

  1. Books that you haven’t finished?

Check my DNF list on Goodreads here: DNFs on Goodreads

I used to rarely DNF books, but I’ve learned that life is too short to read books that I’m not enjoying. 

  1. Hyped/popular books that you didn’t like?

The Hunger Games and Twilight Series

Truthfully, I’ve never read them so I can’t officially say that I didn’t like them …. but no matter how many people have absolutely raved about them, I’ve had absolutely no desire to read either series. 

  1. Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?

No, I don’t think so. I might not tell every person, every book I’m reading, but I put it all on Goodreads, so it’s pretty much an open book.  Pun intended.

Am I going to tell my Dad about the romance novel I’m reading? Errr, … probably not, but if he asked me, I wouldn’t lie either.

  1. How many books do you own?

Books from my childhood: a lot, probably over 200. My sisters and I shared them, so they’re not all strictly mine. 

Books I’ve acquired as an adult: maybe 50. I rarely reread books, and I borrow a lot from the library so I don’t have a huge physical collection. I think I’m a rarity in this case.

  1. Are you a fast or slow reader?

Fairly fast 

  1. Do you like to buddy read?

No!

Probably an unpopular opinion, but I don’t like feeling pressured to read a specific book in a certain time period as to not let someone else down. 

Also, reading is my escape from other people and the stress of the world, so I don’t really want to make it a social thing for me. Which makes no sense, that I’m blogging about reading, active on Goodreads, and social media talking about books … but I think it’s because I can choose when I want to share my reading experiences. 

  1. If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?

Doesn’t really matter to me. I rarely reread books, so there’s not one specific book that I would have to reread again and again. Maybe a cookbook, that seems practical. 

Now, that I keep thinking about it, I would own a Kathy Reichs book. She’s the author that got me back into reading as a late high schooler/early college student. So here books will always hold a special place in my heart.

 

I tag: all of you

I want to hear all of your responses to this book tag! So if you write a post about it, send me the link in the comments so I can check it out.

Peace and love,

Amanda

 

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