15 Day Book Blogger Challenge – Day 1
YAY, I’m so happy I found this book blogger challenge today – because I feel like I’ve been repeating stuff too much lately, and I wanted something new. Thanks April @Good Books and Good Wine for this excellent idea. There’s a link-up at April’s blog if you want to participate as well 🙂
For day one, we need to share 15 bookish confessions… are you ready to dish it out? I know I am :
- The Twilight Saga by Stefenie Meyer is what got me back to reading after a hiatus of several years! Yup, I fell in love with those sparkly vampires so much I needed to find like minded adults after I finished reading it. And that’s how I found first a group of women, then Goodreads, and then blogs. So I guess I should thank Twilight for helping me find a really great community, and expanding my horizons.
- I used to only read ‘serious’ literature and non-fiction. I thought stuff with vampires and werewolves was a little shallow, and didn’t really understand that people liked to read that.
- Now, I read mostly non-fiction myself, and I love paranormal romances. The more I read, the more I want it, too! Faeries, vampires, Gods, supernatural powers – I want it all!
- None of my RL friends (nor my family) is big on reading – I’m the odd duck when it comes to books. Which makes me even happier to have found both the Goodreads community and more recently all the bloggers I follow.
- My TBR grows so fast I know I will never have enough time to read all the books I add to it, and sometimes, I’m afraid I’m going to die before the next book in one of my favorite series will be released. It would suck to never know how the Outlander series ends!
- I am a little addicted to the ‘one-click-button’ on amazon… especially when it comes to cheap or free books. A couple of weeks ago, I added 47 new books to my kindle just because they were free and had cool covers.
- I know I said something about cool covers in 6, but usually, I don’t look at covers when I choose what books to add – but when the books are free, I feel like nice cover design also says something about the quality of the book – because someone obviously took the time to want to make the cover appeal to readers.
- I love Twitter! Because it’s possible to chat with both authors (and internally squee if one of my fave authors tweet me back) and other book-lovers.
- There are some blogs I should almost stay away from – our tastes in books are so similar I cannot leave a review or cover reveal without adding at least one more book to my TBR.
- My reading horizons have expanded tremendously since I found online book communities! And I am not afraid of trying a book in a genre I’m not really familiar with anymore.
- Sometimes, I am the most happy with a book if it makes me cry. A book that can make me cry is a book that made me so involved in the characters, their stories and their heartache that I almost think they’re real. That’s a feat!
- I hardly ever give 1 star to a book. I think there is (most of the time) something that makes it deserve 2 stars, if only the fact that it is more or less grammatically correct, and someone was able to sit down and write all those words and make them into a story.
- I have just discovered audiobooks, and the first one I’ve listened to (Outlander) lulled me to sleep on the plane to Miami in April… I haven’t really listened to it since then. I really want to, though, but I want to live the story – not fall asleep!
- I’m so happy when I come across a gem of a book that is not really well-known yet (for example Untethered by Katie Hayoz) where the premise and the characters are not like others I have read, and where the author can make a world that is just different enough that it is really compelling.
- E-books are my favorites! Before I had my kindle, I usually spent more money on shipping (I live in a French-speaking country, but primarily read in English) than on the actual books. And it took six weeks for books to arrive at my house. Now, I can click a button, and in less than a minute, I have a brand-new book ready to be discovered. Also, I have over 500 books on my kindle, a lot of them not yet read.
What are your bookish confessions? Please share – we might even have one or more in common 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading 🙂