My number one confession. Before I bought my Kindle I was so guilty of this. I would pre-order the book on Amazon (long before I had Amazon Prime) and stalk the UPS website, watching it travel across the country to me. Also in the meantime I would end up making a trip to the store for everyday needs and…end up going down the book aisle and buying the book that I was waiting for. So true. And I’d usually have it read before the Amazon copy showed up.
I have some confessions to make. Bookish concessions that is. In all my years of reading books I’ve picked up a few I guess you could say…habits. They say confession is good for the soul so today I’d like to share some of my bookish confessions.
Confession number two. I love my series books. I also love to have them looking the same. Sometimes I won’t start reading a series until book #2 or even #3 and most of the time it is a paperback copy. Of course, when a new book is released it’s usually a hardcover. So now I have a paperback and a hardcover side-by-uneven side. I’ve spent an insane amount of time tracking down hardcover copies of early books. Insane.
My Good Reads to-be-read shelf is only about two-thirds of the books I want to read. The list of books that I have that haven’t gotten around to reading is almost as long. Does that make me a book hoarder? I buy books when they are on sale or released and some I read immediately (Nora Roberts or BDB) and some I wait until the mood strikes. I like to balance my happily-ever-after books with my tearjerkers otherwise my poor mind can’t take it
I do, I do and I’m so sorry that I do. Not always in a bad way though. But sometimes I do. Sometimes I’m drawn to a book by it’s cover. The design or the colors, sometimes even both, will catch my eye and I’ll buy it. And it swings the other way too. A bad cover can stop me from picking up a book. One that’s a little too cheesy or one that’s just too amateur looking. It’s a habit that I try to break because I’ve missed out on a few good books this way.
This one goes hand in hand with my earlier confession of having to have all the books of a series match. I take this compulsion one step further and have EVERY version of some of my favorite books. For example I have multiple copies of the Harry Potter series, the Black Dagger Brotherhood and the Twilight series. I’m pretty sure I’m a book hoarder.
What are your bookish confessions?