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
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My Reader Confessions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you a fast or slow reader?
Do you like to buddy read?
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.
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,