Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Confessions

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists. I am too so that is why I am participating this week.

Bookish Confessions 

1. I failed my English final my senior year of high school.

2. I started the series Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready, didn't absolutely love it, gave away my copy and didn't consider finishing the series. Then everyone started raving about Shift and I had to give it chance - FREAKING LOVED IT and now I am TEAM KILT forever! (I'm more embarrassed to admit this than #1)

3. I've called in late to work just so I could finish a book that I didn't want to stop reading.

4.  I spend a lot of time reading blog posts without commenting.

5. The first time I read Moby Dick was in college and I was so clueless that I didn't pick up on all of the sexual references in Melville's writing. We had to write discussion questions and mine were always (unknowingly) about the sexual references. 

6.I don't read many book reviews of books that I haven't read but plan to. I'm afraid that there will be the slightest bit of information that will be revealed that might be a spoiler - whether big or small. I'll usually read the first 2 or 3 sentences and look at the star/number rating. I always intend on returning to these reviews once I've read the book to further the discussion but that doesn't always happen.

7. I have a book on my shelf that I friend loaned to me over 12 years ago and I haven't even opened it. 

8. Before meeting David Levithan at a book signing (not his), I had to down a glass of wine before I was brave enough to go say hello.

9. I will watch Eclipse any time it is on HBO/Cinemax/Showtime just so I can watch Taylor/Jacob say, "Hold up. What damn army?"

10. I don't like my nook all that much.


  1. Never read Moby Dick, and don't plan on it... especially now! :D

    Hopping by to say Hi! Hope you have a chance to read my Bookish Confessions!

  2. I failed my senior paper, too, hahaha. I handed it in way too late and ended up with a 30%. *is ashamed*

  3. Number 7. But not for twelve years. Yet!

  4. I basically didn't read novels in high school. I can't believe that I lost all those potential reading years.

  5. I have been disappointed by spoilers in reviews SO many times! Maybe I should adopt a similar policy...

    Stop by and see my Top Ten Confessions / Teaser Tuesday!

  6. I am very familiar with no. 3, although in my case it entailed calling in sick.
    As for no. 7, I though I was bad for not retuning a borrowed book after 2 years (my no. 7., incidentally).

  7. I don't like my nook that much either. It's so damn finicky. Funny list. :)

  8. I love your list! I meeting David Levithan for the second time this weekend and I'm already mildly freaked out. No other author makes me as starstruck!
    My Confessions

  9. When I read Moby Dick (in high school), I didn't know about the sexual references either! I was such a "good girl", so I think I would've been completely scandalized.

  10. #3 has given me an idea... :-)

  11. Haha, some of your points made me laugh. Great list :D You know when you're a real book lover when you want to end your book, no matter what.

    My top 10 Tuesday.

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  13. I agree with 4 & 6. I read lots of posts but if I don't feel I have anything of value to say, I just move on. And I never read a review of a book until I have read it! I lightly skim if I have never heard of it to see if I should add it to my list, and just look at what someone rated it if I already know I want to read it.

  14. Interesting about number 2. I read Shade, and while it wasn't bad, I definitely didn't fall in love and didn't keep on with the rest of the series. Now you're making me wonder if I shouldn't try again after all!

    I'm with you on #6, too. If it's a book I own but haven't read, I'll skim just enough to see if the reviewer liked it or not.

  15. What sexual references in Moby Dick? I'm 50something, and I don't remember any there. Great list.

  16. Hmm, I suppose the title was a foreshadow ..Moby Dick. :D --I know, bad, bad, bad!!

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