Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Few (Not-So) Important Confessions About Books

I am happy to call myself a book worm. Lately I've found myself talking to anyone and everyone who will listen about the book they're reading, what's currently on our night stands, and what sits in their Amazon (or Audible) wishlist. The conversations make me smile, fill a little special spot in my soul, and make me want to call in sick to work so I can read all the livelong day.

But they've also left me feeling slightly guilty.

Guilty about the un-bookworm things I do and have done. Guilty because I feel like I can't use the bookworm title without a few confessions.

1. I've never read the Harry Potter series. In fact, I only finished the first book in it's entirety. I've tried four or five times and just can't manage to get excited.

2. In fact, I don't really enjoy series in general. I just can't stay invested with characters and plot lines for more than three books.

3. The classics bore me to death. I want to be a good classic reader but have never finished one (aside from what was required for my AP English classes in high school).

4. Reading is always better with a drink. Coffee, sweet tea, or mimosa in a cut off water bottle.

5. I can not stay awake while reading. In fact, I read myself to sleep every night.

6. I've only read an entire book in one sitting once. And I was on an airplane so that might not even count. Also, it was Me Before You.

7. I don't reread. Seriously, I can't reread books because I remember all the plot points and characters so I can't get myself engaged over again.

8. I always think the book is better than the movie except for The Martian and The Hunger Games

9. My favorite genres are Young Adult and Historical Fiction. Had you asked me two years ago about it, I wouldn't have had an answer for you. Now I do.

10. I ignore my book journal. Then I binge fill it out. I'm trying to be better about this, but I'm not.
Now that we have all that off my chest, I can talk to you about all the books in the land (well except Harry Potter and the classics).

I'm currently in love with The Bronte Plot, struggling with The Nest, and working my way through Flannery O'Conner's Book of Prayers. My nightstand and Audible account overflow with books which is blessed because I'm two books ahead of my read 52 books in 2016 goal!

What are you currently reading? 
And what is your biggest bookworm confession? 

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