15 Day Book Blogging Challenge: Day 1

You guys, April from Good Books and Good Wine came across the best Blogging Challenge!  And I’m totally participating because it is the best idea ever!  Anyway, she came up with 15 challenges (one a day).  You should totally participate, too!  Here’s the cool graphic and challenges April put together.

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So today I’m listing 15 book (and blog) related confessions!  So, here goes:

1.  I read the ending of books first.  Not always, but if I am getting stressed over the fate of a character, I flip to the end to scope things out.  And it never effects the way I feel about books.

Harry Potter2.  I judge people negatively when they say they haven’t read Harry Potter.  Not nice, and not fair, but seriously, why haven’t they read these totally amazing books!?  (I never peeked at the ending of HP, though) 🙂

3.  I like John Green’s Youtube videos more than his books.  I’ve only read TFIOS and Paper Towns, and although I really liked them, they aren’t my favorite books.  But his videos!  And his brother’s videos!  I just love them to pieces.

4.  I have only told a few people I know in real life about my blog.  I’m just so nervous to let them know about it, so I don’t.  My family, and one of my best friends know, but that’s it.

5.  I used to dog ear library book pages.  I never dog ear any books now, but for awhile there, I was constantly doing it.  I was too lazy to grab a book mark.

6.  I get annoyed when people organize their books by color.  I can understand when people organize by genre and whatnot.  But by book color.  Series are split up, and you have to remember what the cover looks like.  Maybe it’s just the librarian in me, but really?  Sure, it can look sort of interesting, but how is that useful?  Oh wait, it’s not.  (I hope I’m not offending anyone.  If I am, I’m super sorry!  I just don’t understand it 🙂 ).

7.  I neglect housework regularly to read.  Actually, I don’t really feel bad about this, so I’m not sure if it is a confession.  Who’s with me on this one?  🙂

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8.  If I don’t like the main character, the chances of me liking the book are pretty much null.

9.  Sometimes I like when the girl is rescued by the boy.  I like tough, kick ass ladies, too. But sometimes I relate more to the girls who aren’t out to kick butt, because, you know, I’m kind of shy and avoid confrontation at all costs.entwined

10.  I like covers with girls in pretty dresses.  I know some people are sick of that, and I can understand that, but my eyes are always drawn to covers with girls in pretty dresses.

11.  I check out way more books from the library than I will ever be able to read.  It’s sort of the “my eyes are bigger than my stomach” thing only related books instead of food.  But I’m helping their circulation, so that is a plus, right?

12.  Sometimes I get book envy when other bloggers get advanced copies of books that I am dying to read.  I’m not proud, but I can’t help it.

lightning thief13. I force my mom to read books sometimes.  I’m usually pretty good about choosing books she’ll like.  But I recommended the first Percy Jackson book, and she said it was boring!  I got a little annoyed with her, because, seriously, Percy Jackson is not boring.

14.  I’m not really into high fantasy.  I will read it, but it’s never something I’m drawn too.  I prefer low fantasy.

15.  I have no problem DNFing a book.  But sometimes I feel guilty that it’s so easy for me to give up on a book.

So, there are some of my book related confessions.  Do you guys do similar things?  What are your confessions?

About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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22 Responses to 15 Day Book Blogging Challenge: Day 1

  1. eightbitbrit says:

    I’m in total agreement with #7, #8, #9 (sometimes!!! ..occasionally), #11, #12 & #15.

  2. Kelly says:

    Great confessions! I am amazed that you sometimes read the ending first…I don’t think I could ever do that! And I am very anti-DNFing. Everyone has their own reading habits though 😉

  3. I’m pretty sure I do every single one of these!!!! Also, yeah… what is up with arranging books by color? Sure, it looks pretty, but if books of a series aren’t together… it just doesn’t make sense!

  4. I love your confessions! I too sometimes judge people who haven’t read Harry Potter, though I try not too. Definitely agree with #3 as well. And yeah, I often neglect housework and other boring things in order to read.

  5. Ellie says:

    #12 <— Yes! I think they're the most awesome people in the whole world but I'm still jealous lol Great post!

    http://spicedlatte.blogspot.com/2013/07/15-day-challenge-day-1-15-bookish.html

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Oh man, I am even worse than the people who organize books by color. Whenever I put my bookshelves together after I moved I set the height of several of the shelves really short… so my books are arranged by height. It is the worst system ever, but I have never gotten around to taking all the books off the shelves to reset the shelf heights. Lame, I know.

  7. Liesel Hill says:

    I like it when the guy rescues the gal too. I think most people do, even if they won’t admit it. Don’t get me wrong: I often have my gals rescue their guys–in some form at least–too, but let’s face it: it’s nice to be rescued, especially by a hot guy. 😍 Besides, it’s a great, believable way to further a romance story line!

  8. Emily J. says:

    I am totally with you on #8 for sure! I have to like someone! It’s super rare that I skip to the back of a book, but I have been known to do it when a young child is in peril – I can’t handle that!

  9. I try not to judge people who haven’t read Harry Potter, but I usually fail or end up trying to convince them anyway. And I didn’t know that people organized by color… It’s tempting, but series would get split up!

  10. I don’t judge people who haven’t read Harry Potter, but I do judge those who did read it and did not LOVE the books. Also, like you, I’m super quick to put down a book that doesn’t grab my attention.

  11. I get 100% jealous of a blogger who gets an ARC of a book I am dying to get! Totally with you there. I agree with #6…I moved 2 months ago and am still waiting for a book shelf so my babies are still in boxes!

  12. 1. I used to do this too! I can’t handle it anymore though, haha!!

    3. I started watching the Vlogbrother’s videos a few months before TFIOS came out, so I can sort of relate (especially because I didn’t like Looking for Alaska, *gasp*). You may like Will Grayson, Will Grayson. It’s a bit different and totally funny!

    6. It’s pretty, but I don’t know how people do this!!

    11. Guilty of this too!

    12. Yeahhhhh I agree. I stopped watching haul videos, stacking the shelf posts, etc. because of this & I feel so much better!

    Great list & I’ll be stopping by again tomorrow! 🙂

  13. Whew! Good thing I just barely read the first Harry Potter book-now we can be friends. 🙂
    Love your confessions!

  14. I also judge people who haven’t read HP…they are the best ever! I am another person whose “eyes are too big for her stomach” when it comes to library books. Just so many pretties to choose from! And I haven’t told many people about my blog either…just something I like to do for myself and don’t want others getting involved with it. Great list!

  15. I do the same thing — judging people who haven’t read Harry Potter AND THEN EXPECT NO SPOILERS? Um what, you had the time to not be spoiled back when we were lining up at midnight for our new copies.

    LOL.

    Anyways.

    I totally am an eyes too big for my reading stomach type of girl as well. Sigh.

    ALSO! I am so jealous of your DNF abilities!

  16. 8 and 12! I need to like the main characters in a book. Or at least they need to have some sort of admirable trait. How am I supposed to enjoy a book if the characters not a nice person? And then Blogger envy! It doesn’t happen to me often, and I can think of two instances where it did occur. (both concerning Gayle Forman books). I just have to remind myself that all books are released eventually, and that it’s worth the wait!

    Great list.

  17. #4, #8, #10, and #11! So true.
    You can check out my confessions here: http://wp.me/p3Bl4t-9G 🙂

  18. Alison says:

    Good for you telling people about your blog! I still haven’t worked up that courage.

    I too judge people when they haven’t read HP. I usually get over because they tend to be trying to fix it then. 😛

  19. Oops… I am actually guilty of number 2! (I own all the books, and I have watched the movies – but when they came out, I truly thought they were only for kids!) I promise I’m still pretty cool, and I will read the whole HP saga probably this summer 😉

  20. Jenna says:

    I haven’t read many John Green books yet but the ones I read weren’t as good as I was led to believe. They were fine, but nothing really special. I love looking at pictures of books organized by color but I wouldn’t want to organize my own shelves that way. I’d never find anything.

  21. Nel says:

    I totally related with your two first confessions! I do the exact same thing but didn’t do it with HP. Amazing!

  22. Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews says:

    I found myself agreeing with quite a few of these, book envy of bloggers with arcs I want to read and feeling bad, Harry Potter yes, the cover, I always check out too many library books I have time for and the fact that I have far too many of my own books to read and I think assorting books by colour is ridiculous. I just saw your latest posts for this and had to stop by and see some of the others as they are just a fab post! 🙂

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