Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme is all about list-making, with a new topic each week.
This weeks Topic:
Top Ten Blogging Confessions
2. I always place too many books on hold at the library.
3. I buy more books than I read - sad but true, I'm trying to fix this.
4. I get really hyped up about new book, whether they are by a favourite author or the latest in a series, I get beyond excited for them, but if I haven't read that series or other books by that author recently, I tend not to read them for ages even though I really want to. Also, I am somewhat (ok, more than "somewhat") paranoid about what will happen with a sequel or whether I'll like it.
5. Since i started blogging, I DNF more books, am more picky about what I read - I think this is because I've been exposed to more genres and writing styles so I have a better grasp of what good writing is and what contributes to a good story, as well as what works for me personally.
6. I'm not a huge fan of lending out my books, I'm more than a little OCD about keeping my books in perfect condition (I'm not as fussed if I bought the book second-hand and it's old or a tiny bit damaged) and have lent out books before only to have them returned in less than perfect condition - bent pages, bent of creased cover and spine and it drives me crazy.
7. I somewhat shy away from books that are very much hyped up by everyone, as I have found on more than one occasion that my opinion vastly differs.
8. Spoilers are incredibly off-putting to me, if I stumble across a spoiler for a book I want to read or am told of the spoiler, it makes me very reluctant to read that novel, and I outright hate it when people completely disregard the fact that I am planning on reading a book that they have already read (and they know this for a fact) yet competely disregard this and purposely tell me something that happens - I find it to be extremely inconsiderate and it really pisses me off.
9. I don't mind having books suggested to me to read, but if someone really pushes a book in my face, it makes me less inclined to pick it up, as I like to get to books in my own time and to make my own choices on what to read next, rather than feeling pressured.
10. I disagree with this: people saying that they are more of a fan of a book/series/author than I am (or anyone else is) simply because they have either read the book more times or read it first - neither reading a book earlier or more times means that someone is more of a fan, anyone can discover a book at any time, or read a book only once or twice, and still enjoy it as much as the next person - it shouldn't be a competition.