25 February 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #4

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.

This week is Top Ten Tuesday REWIND!


So, it took a while to pick a past one to to, but below are my Top Ten Bookish Confessions.


  1. I love my books to death.
    By this I mean that I read them over and over until they fall apart. You should see my copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - oh wait, I had to buy a new one it was that wrecked. Even my signed copy of The Name of the Star is trashed because I've read it so much.
  2. I'm a book bitch.
    Sometimes I just get my mega-bitch on and my review is "bitch-bitch-bitch" even if I liked it. I mean, one of my more recent 4/5 star reviews called the book crap. I obviously didn't mean it was crap crap as I gave it a really high rating but I put it anyway.
  3. I abuse my books.
    They just lie around the house. Everywhere. Mostly on the floor. And I don't just pile them up neatly - I often just chuck them in the general direction of the pile and hope it doesn't all collapse. I love them, but I also love the character my abused books have - dog-eared pages, broken spines, weird stains from god-knows-what.
  4. I freaking love reading in the bath.
    This has been the downfall of so many books. And my saviour when it came to The DaVinci Code. On my fifth attempt I "accidentally" dropped it and didn't fish it out until it was a nasty pile of mush. Because I thought it was that bad.
  5. I've read VERY few classics.
    It was only last year that I finally read Pride and Prejudice. And I didn't even like it much beyond the social commentary aspect. I'll stick to the film ;) This most likely stems from having Great Expectations rammed down my freaking throat in high school.
  6. I judge books by their covers.
    Kinda badly too. I generally won't pick a book up if it has a naff cover. I actually didn't want to read The Fault In Our Stars because of that awful cover, I only ended up reading it because it was part of a book club read. And it was amazing.
  7. I'm a book snob.
    Some books are just naff. And some books just have that kind of extreme-fan-girl-meanie following that immediately puts me off before I even pick it up. And I almost threw up when I saw Wuthering Heights with a "Bella and Edward's Favourite Book" sticker on the front in Waterstones.
  8. And I will judge you by what you read.
    What's that? You're a Twilight fan? I don't think we can be friends any more. That's a joke obviously, but I really didn't like it. Or Fifty Shades of Grey. I have standards and they came nowhere near.
  9. But I do read those books.
    I have read Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey and I tried The Mortal Instruments (the only one I couldn't complete!)

  10. I actually liked Katie Price's Angel series.
    It's like my ultimate girly dirty nasty makes-me-so-ashamed guilty pleasure. I haven't even put in on my Goodreads or reviewed it anywhere because how can I look down my nose at Twilight fans when I secretly love this shite?

21 comments:

  1. WHAT! That's unthinkable! Why the hell would they put something like that on such a classic! Heresy! Heresy, I tells you! >< I judge books by their covers, too! I usually only will read a book that has a less-appealing cover if my highly trusted friends recommend it to me!

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  2. Great list. I love reading in the bath too, even if I have dropped books in there before. I also judge books by their covers.

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  3. Reading in the bath is great - although I admit I haven't dropped any in yet! I totally judge books by their covers. I mean, they ARE marketing tools. Also, can't believe you didn't like the TFiOS cover! What was it about the cover that put you off?

    My copies of HP are also trashed. The fifth one is missing a single page and it annoys me but I love it to pieces <3

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  4. I also love some of my books to death--a have a few that I've re-read so often that they're held together with rubberbands. But if I was an author, I can't think of a better compliment!

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  5. Reading in the bath is fantastic but having a Kindle has put quite a damper on that lovely pass time. I could stay in there for hours just re-heating the water! Your list made me smile! Thanks so much for stopping by earlier!

    Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree
    Here's My TTT

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    1. I know, that has to be the worst bit about e-books. The sooner they bring out a waterproof one, the better!

      I do that when I get right into a book, just keep topping up the hot water.

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  6. This is great! You're right, my book OCD would hate how you treat your books but I can definetely understand your books having character :)
    I loved your voice in your list, so funny and honest. Don't worry, I think we all judge a book by its cover.

    Thanks for stopping by
    http://disappearintoreading.wordpress.com/

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  7. Ahaha I am SO bad about #1 and #4!

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  8. Hahahaha your book judging made me laugh! You might not like some of my favorites, I'm totally unashamed in my love of terrible books! (Granted, I do love some "quality" literature, too, but I reject the idea of literary merit when it comes to YA!)

    This week I did baby names from YA Lit!

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  9. Oh man I definitely judge books by their covers too, and I definitely haven't read as many classics just because English high school classes ruined it for me. The only one I liked was Pride & Prejudice, and every other book deemed a classic, like Flowers for Algernon, I read on my own free time. But To the Lighthouse, Wuthering Heights, and Shakespeare? No didn't like any of them. There was this one book I had to read, called The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, which was absolutely terrible and boring. Just no.

    I can't believe you didn't like the cover of the Fault in Our Stars! But you know what? They'll probably make a new one for after the movie comes out.

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  10. I'm so terrible at judging books by their covers! I try so hard not to, but sometimes, when a cover is just plain ick, I'm judging the book as well and I'm not sorry. I haven't read that many classics either, although I have read Wuthering Heights and really adored it. You made me laugh about 'accidentally' dropping The DaVinci Code in the bath...I don't really blame you either! ;)

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  11. Oh dear, dog-eared books. I'd never. I have this whole Madam Pince attitude towards books and I'd killa anyone bashing my copy. That's why I rarely lend them out. I got one back so mangled I nearly went berserk! -.- And my Potter copies are my prized possessions, so even though I reread them constantly I take really good care of them.
    I didn't read many classics either, but mainly because we have our own mandatory classics in school.
    And I judge books by covers as well, all the time. :X
    Or people. By their fave books. Twilight fans are not someone I wanna hang out with, same for 50SoG, and I think that's fair to judge people like that. Books can reflect a soul... ;)
    Good list!

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  12. Haha, I love your bookish confessions! I have to admit, I feel bad for your abused, dog-eared books. All of mine have to be pristine. I LOVE a pristine book!

    I also judge books by their covers. I know, I know, it's terrible, but I want a book to look pretty on my shelf. So, that's my compromise. They must ALL be pretty. They must ALL match.

    I like your style, so I'm off to read some of your other posts! :)

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  13. Haha, I love these! :) Especially the one about judging people by what they read and abusing your books...both things I am guilty of!

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  14. Great pick. I love your answers and am guilty of so many of these too. I love to read in the bath, love my books to death, have read hardly any classics, judge books by covers, am a book snob and judge others by what they read (really badly). Nice list :) My TTT.

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  15. LOL, these are great! The stickers on books are such a turn-off for me -- especially the Twilight themed Wuthering Heights, but also Oprah stickers, etc. And yeah, I admit to being kinda judgy about what other people are reading -- even though I've been known to read popular trash myself once in a while :)

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  16. I love to read in the bath too... that is the only thing that sucks to me about ebooks... I have such bad luck with electronics. I am afraid that my Nexus will just fall straight into the tub. I am going to hop in the tub here in a minute and read!

    Angie
    Top Ten Book Covers to Frame

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  17. Your list is fun! I admit to numbers 3, 5, 6 and 8! And yes, I have also read the Twilight series and bleaaahhhh! Didn't even read 50 Shades (the horror!)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  18. I'm guilty of some of these myself. I do judge books by their cover, I love my books and I have read very few classics too.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. I have a ton of guilty bookish confessions too.
    And I judge people on their favourite books too. Especially if they tell me Fifty Shades isn't that bad. Grrr.....I haven't read it. And I will never read it!
    Happy reading!

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