I’m here to confess.
(I’m sorry I recently finished watching Alias Grace and it rubbed off on me.)
But really, today’s post is about Bookish Confessions that might or might not be considered scandalous or unusual in our community. It will range from my preferences to popular books that I didn’t like or never started and so on.
I’m also going to put some stuff here to see if there’s anyone who relates to me, so I won’t feel like an absolute weirdo all the time. Thank you in advance, guys!
#1 : I have never reread a book in my entire life.
I can feel you saying ‘oh god, is she mad? how could she be a real bookworm if she had never reread anything in her life??? does she even enjoy the books she reads?’. Well, guys, the thing is rereading doesn’t work for me because there’s a monster inside my head that is like ‘heeey, what are you doing rereading LOTR when you’ve got like 1000000 unread books on your shelves?’. You might understand now why I can’t enjoy rereading. Also, knowing everything that happens already (duh) doesn’t help rereading’s case. The only books that I’ve ever wanted to reread are The Winner’s Trilogy and that’s only because I’ve read all three in less than a week and I would love to read them more slowly. But the reasons mentioned above makes it difficult for me to start.
#2 : I can’t listen to audiobooks.
Okay, that sounds completely wrong. I can listen to audiobooks, I just can’t seem to ever finish them or get anywhere with those. I keep telling myself that it’s a matter of finding the right narrator, but what happens when you’ve tried 10 audiobooks and neither worked for you? I think it’s more about being unable to focus when someone else reads to me. My mind keeps going to other places and I just prefer to read the words myself. Maybe there will come a time when I’ll finally enjoy listen to audiobooks, but today is not that day.
#3 : I’m so bad at finishing series, it’s getting funny at this point.
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but maybe if I drag myself frequently on here, I will actually start finishing those series? No. Yeah, I thought it might not work this way. Anyway, I’m so bad at finishing series that I’ve created a shelf on GR with series I have to complete, so far I’ve checked off the list *wait for it* a total of 0 books. What a surprise. So, maybe drag and shade me too, so I can finally get some work done, what do you think?
#4 : I sometimes judge people based on the books they read.
I’m really sorry about this one. In my defense, I usually judge people who read very harmful books and don’t even see what is wrong with them. I can understand guilty pleasures, I have them, you have them, we all do. I can even understand not realizing how damaging a book is when you first read it, but when everybody is commenting on it, but you continue to say it’s totally alright and the most amazing book ever. It’s just too much for me. I will judge you.
#5 : I’m intimidated of huge and/or overhyped books.
I’ve read huge books in the past, but it’s usually kind of hard for me and I have to be in a certain mood (no uni projects or exams). I’m talking here of 600+ pages books, if it’s anything below this, I’m totally okay, bring it on! Overhyped books is even harder for me, I tend to have such high expectations for these books that I always postpone reading them because what if they are bad and I won’t enjoy them and then stop trusting everything and everyone? I’m overdramatic, of course, but you get the idea.
What are some of your bookish confessions? Are any of those similar to the ones I confessed to?