28 August, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Confessions

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, we're revealing our top ten bookish confessions! These are my confessions (*cue Usher*): 

1. In school I said that I read the Grapes of Wrath. But I didn't. I'm not a Steinbeck fan and have you seen the size of that book?! I took a 'B' in that class that semester because of my pride. Ha.

2. During my undergrad years I used to keep my library books in my car. Sometimes I'd forget and I would return them to find a $40 fine. Whoops! (Don't tell my mom.)

3. When I attempt to read more than one book at a time, I leave the first one in the dust. I don't know if it's actually possible for me to read more than one novel at a time.

4. When I lived at my sorority a few years ago, many of the girls would read series like The House of Night. I own like 6 of those books because of that weird (and momentary) obsession.

5. Because my friends were into it, I said I like the Twilight 'saga' more than I actually did.

6. I wrote Harry Potter fanfiction in a bright blue notebook when I was 15... and 16... and 17.

7. In high school, because a lot of my friends were super religious, I said I didn't enjoy reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower. But I loved it.

8. This isn't a confession (because I'm proud of it), but while writing my dissertation for grad school, I actually maxed out on the number of books you could check out. And that's a lot.

9. Some days, I'm not sure if book blogging actually reflects my efforts. I may not be top dog, but I put in tons of effort and I put myself out there to no avail. I have to remind myself at the end of the day that I do it for me.

10. Since I started blogging, I actually feel pressured to get more books. I kind of dread my weekend book hauls. I think that's why I have accumulated 18 more books than my TBR pile can handle in less than 6 months. This is a lot for me! (Not to say I don't like having books).


  1. I used to READ fan fiction for the movie Newsies all the time in eighth grade. I think it is pretty awesome that you wrote fanfiction. Especially for Harry Potter. Go HP!

    1. Oh my gosh. My friends used to be obsessed with Newsies! It's great stuff. I can see how someone would want to write fanfiction!

  2. I own most of the House of Night books....:D

    1. I don't want to part with mine because it was a fun time in my life, but I can't believe I read them!

  3. I loved Perks of Being a Wallflower too, I can;t wait for the movie!

  4. I totally lied about reading The Crucible in high school. Made an A on a paper about it and I have NO IDEA how!

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  5. I don't believe this! I used to write Harry Potter fanfiction, too and I used to do that in a bright blue notebook!!! (That I crafted myself)


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