Top Ten Tuesday

I have a confession to make, several confessions actually, all book-related. So, here’s the deal: I’ll tell my deep, dark bookish secrets if you tell me yours.

  1. I peek ahead at the end. Peek might not be the right word as it implies a quick look, and what I do is not quick at all. I’ll read the entire last chapter, maybe two or three. Not in every book, but fairly often, especially when I’ve become emotionally attached to the characters and just have to know how it turns out for them or if they’re even still alive at the end. The wait to get to there can just be too long and tension-filled. And in mysteries sometimes I just have to know who the killer is, make sure it’s not a character I really like. E-books and audios make this tough though.
  2. I dog-ear book pages. I can’t help it. I’m just horrible about haveing bookmarks on hand, so the top corner is for my place in the book. The bottom corner is for passages I want to go back to, either great quotes, turning places in the story, or something I need to look at a second time for whatever reason.
  3. I’ve been known to find extra chores that need done around the house so I can listen longer to whatever audio book I’m currently in the middle of rather than spend time watching TV or playing video games with my family.
  4. I’m jealous of my husband’s car. It has a port to plug in an MP3 player and mine doesn’t. I could listen to the same book at home, walking the dog, and in the car. How awesome would that be?
  5. I love my friends, but sometimes I hate having to talk to them. After all, I could be reading instead.
  6. The only reason I don’t mind fishing is because I can listen to/read a book while I’m doing it. And David takes the fish I catch off the hook. Okay, that’s not really a secret.
  7. I avoid books that I know will make me cry. Yes, I know I miss out on some absolutely amazing stories that way, but I’m okay with that.
  8. I love a good, cheesy romance. Thank heavens for my Kindle, people can’t see the shirtless man on the front of my books.
  9. I judge people by the books they read. Well, not so much by what kind of books they read, but by whether they read at all. I don’t care if you read one book a month or twenty, if you read romances or classics or graphic novels, just read.
  10. Last confession. Some classics I just have no desire to read – Moby Dick, Great Expectations, Les Miserables, Fahrenheit 451.

So, any confessions to share?

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.