Monday, July 8, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge - Day 1

I heard about this challenge from my friend April at Sim Sational Reviews....actually I totally stalked her page and wanted in. ;-) I read her post at Good Books and Wine and thought to myself...."I feel the same. Maybe if I do this challenge, I might get my motivation up again."
Who knows right? If not, it's still fun in the interim. 

Without much further ado, here is my Day 1 post for this lovely challenge...

Day 1: Make 15 book related confessions:

  1. I find myself liking more and more contemporary romance books. Especially YA. Before book blogging, I never really tried those. I was a strict paranormal gal. But more and more, I find myself being drawn more the the romance side.
  2. I don't like books that have no depth. I want my characters to feel and interact. If I find a book that is just a lot of puff and no real substance, I won't finish it. What's the point? I can't relate so I won't waste my time.
  3. I'm horrible at writing reviews. COMPLETELY. It's sad really. I feel bad because all last year I was totally gung-ho on it and now I've been slacking. Horribly. Granted, I did have a baby about 8-9 weeks ago and that takes up time but still...
  4. My husband came up with my book blog name. Even though my last name has changed since I've married him, I still kept the same name.
  5. If I don't write a review right after I finish a book, I forget what happened in the book. That's a bad one lol. I read so many books so fast that I forget what book was about what. Or what I felt. I really need to stop and reflect a lot more and take my time with them. 
  6. If there is a girl in the book that doesn't defend herself or stand up for herself, I get angry. Seriously. It's the same in movies with me. Grow a pair of lady balls and take control dammit! 
  7. I have a problem when reading a book and finding mispelled words and grammatical errors. I try not to let it get to me really, but it does. I'm not saying I'm perfect but it irks me when it's all throughout the book.
  8. When I read a book that I'm into, I ignore my husband. He can have a complete conversation with me and I will not hear a word. I'm sure I'm not the only one that happens to but I still feel kind of bad. When he brings up the conversation a few days later and I try to respond....yea he laughs.
  9. I have too many books on my Kindle. Way too many to even think about reading. It's a serious problem. Amazon seems to know what I like and what I can't say no to. 400+ books is too much! 
  10. I try not to buy paperbacks anymore. Sad to say that but I can't stand ruining the pages when I read. I stretch the spine and I can't stand it when there are wear lines in it. I'm OCD about it. Plus, on my kindle, I can highlight and make notes. A blogger's dream!
  11. I don't like erotica. Not really. The writing just seems silly and too overdone. I like classy love and romance. Not just f***ing. Plus I enjoy reading a story and learning about the characters. Not just how they have sex all the time. Too much sex makes me just skim and makes me sad.
  12. I don't like it when the author/publishing company changes the covers on their books. I like to have them all the same. It bugs me when they come out with the same series and different covers. thank you, I will not pay for the same book twice.
  13. Same thing with paperbacks and hardbacks. If I have a hardback of one book in the series....the rest of them HAVE to be hardback. That way they all match. 
  14. I am horrible when it comes to books being turned into movies. I ALWAYS go for the book being the better one. If I don't like the actors they pick, I won't see it. (I'm still on the fence about The Mortal Instruments).
  15. I judge books by their covers. If I think the cover is lacking, I won't read the blurb. Sad, I know. I try to give each book a chance but sometimes.....I just can't do it. That also falls into the category of having the same covers for different books. Drives me crazy. Gets me confused.
Make sure to click HERE to check out all the other confessionals from other blogs. :-)

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  1. LOL at number 5. I do the same sometimes. I always have the description up on my other monitor so I put the right names. :)

    OH and number 15. So true for me too. I shouldn't, but I can't help myself.

    Love you too! <3

  2. I love contemporary YA. I just started reading it before I became a blogger and thought I'd moved on from PNR since I felt like I read everything. Blogging opened up the YA paranormal world a bit more but I still love the contemps.

    Ugh I know exactly what you mean about #5. I used to not be able to start another book before I reviewed the previous. Now I just read something so totally different as I find trying to write a review immediately stresses me out and not being able to read killed me.

    So I do contemp and then paranormal and epic fantasy or dystopian. They're different enough to make it not get too confused in my brain. I still fail sometimes.

    I'm worried a bit about TMI but I'm going to see it. I just know it won't live up to the book, but I hope it will be good in its own right.

    And how could you not judge a book by its cover? It's the first impression you get. If it's uggo why would you want to even see what's on the inside?