Top 10 Tuesday // Bookish Confessions

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This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is a rewind and since I missed the Bookish Confessions week I’m making up for lost times!

1. I’m a slow reader
I read slow. I admit it. It’s the reason why so much time passes between my reviews. It’s also the reason why I could never keep up with assigned reading in school.

2. I love tattered books
I do, they’re my favorite. I love used books more than new books and the more loved they are the better.

3. I have a difficult time reading before I go to bed
Even though I am a slow reader, I’m a very easily consumed reader with very little control over how long I read. I’m not one of those people who can read a chapter and go to bed. I always end up reading more chapters until I realize that I only have a few hours of sleep left.

4. I have a habit of writing in my books
Ever since my first Literature class I haven’t been able to read a book without somehow marking in it. I can restrain myself when I borrow books, but if it’s mine all mine I underline passages, make notes in places, doodle little hearts next to sections that I fall in love with. It’s one of the reasons I’m so hesitant to make the switch to an e-reader.

5. I study Literature because I love Literature
I know, this one sounds a bit weird, but I keep running into other Lit majors who are such because they either want to become teachers or because they want to be writers. I don’t run into many who are Lit majors because they honestly want to study literature. I’m not sure where I’m going with this, but yeah, I study literature because I love the act of studying literature.

6. In high school I couldn’t finish a book
This one might seem as a contradiction to the last one but I really couldn’t finish a book all through high school. I’d only get a few chapters in. Not only was this because I am a slow reader, it was also because I just didn’t have enough attention to do so. This is the reason why I don’t have very deep knowledge of any of the classics. I know of them, and enough to get by, but couldn’t pass a quiz on it.

7. I prefer Shakespeare’s comedies to his dramas
Not much to say about this one. I just enjoy do.

8. I am extremely picky about the covers of my books
I will dig through books until I find the prettiest one. I’ll even avoid buying a book until I can find a pretty cover.

9. I hold graphic novels to the same level as books
I do, I love graphic novels. The stories are just as good as those in books and they have great art work along side them.

10. I can’t listen to audiobooks
I zone out and miss large sections, then I have to rewind, then I zone out and miss the section again. It’s just not worth it, it already takes me long enough to get through a book without having to re-listen to it a million times.

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