Bookworm Confessions

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Help me bookworms, for I have sinned. And from the sounds of it, so have you! I took to Twitter to ask for your bookish confessions, and you delivered. To be fair though, I’ll tell you my bookworm confessions first.

Definition of “confession”: 
a : an act of confessing; especially : a disclosure of one’s sins in the sacrament of reconciliation
b : a session for the confessing of sins / go to confession

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My confessions: 

  • I finish reading books even when I don’t enjoy them. I can’t convince myself to DNF. Once I’ve started a book, I feel committed to finishing it.
  • I can’t buy a book mid-series unless I own all of the books prior. It feels wrong to have an incomplete series on my bookshelf.
  • I’m terrible at remembering character names. Once I’ve moved onto another book, the chances of me remembering the character names of the last book are slim. That’s why I take notes while reading.
  • I can’t read unless it’s quiet. I get too distracted by noise otherwise.
  • I’m a cover snob. If the cover doesn’t sell me, I probably won’t pick up the book. (And yes, I know I’m probably missing out on a lot of great books because of this!)
  • I buy more books than I can read, but I love how they look on my bookshelves. My precious babies . . .
  • When I was a teenager, I never read young adult books. I read romance novels and erotica. Now I love young adult books.

Your confessions: 

  • “I skip ahead and try to catch glimpses of sentences to see if my predictions are correct.” –Kimberly @ Troubled Bibliophile 
  • “I like to skim read particularly when there are lengthy descriptions of someone’s outfit or house or hair or school or family. I get bored and so I skip over it.” –Jessica @ Jess Just Reads
  • “I don’t purchase books typically till after I’ve read them.” –Scrill @ Vicariously & Voraciously 
  • “No matter how hard I try, I usually end up reading the last chapter to see how everything turns out and I can prepare myself for that particular ending.” –Natalie @ Teen Literati
  • “I’m reading at least 10 different books right now. I have no patience and I get excited so I’m constantly starting a new book even though I’m in the middle of a million others.” —Steffani @ Native Rose
  • “I need to read at all times. So due to lack of time in my life, I read while I am on the toilet. Sometimes I even forget about the rest and just end up reading a long time there before reluctantly putting the book down. #bookwormconfession” –Catherine @ Ad Librum Aeternam
  • “I never read the Hunger Games or Divergent, but I’ve read (and own on multiple formats) all of Twilight.”Aurora Slinkman
  • “I stopped buying some authors books after they started writing just for money and not passion anymore.” –Julia @ Carti Cu Colti 
  • “I know people say to not judge a book by its cover….but I totally do and have a hard time even reading the description of a book if I don’t like the cover.” –Julia @ Fable Hunter
  • “I sometimes struggle to connect to blonde female characters because I am a brunette and therefore can’t place myself in the story.” –Bridie @ Bridie’s Book Abyss
  • “Even if I don’t like the first book in a series I’ll still read the rest. Partially so I don’t feel like a quitter and partially because I hate not knowing things (aka how it ends).”Read By Dev
  • “I say a little prayer every time they talk about the dog, because it usually means the author is going to kill them.” –Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books
  • “I do a little groan every time a female character is short or under 5’7 (which is 90% of the time). Being 5’10/5’11 I just want to read someone who has the struggle of finding jeans that cover their ankles.” –Amber @ ambsreads
  • “I keep buying books when I have literally a stack of books on my dresser that I haven’t read yet.” — Kaleena @ Reader Voracious
  • “I’ve taken books on dates, just in case the dude was a dud. On more than one occasion I was immensely happy I had them on hand.”MarenBoBarenReads
  • “I sometimes read the last page of a book and see how it ends.” –Amy @ The Little Booknerds in the Corner
  • “Usually, before buying a book I have to make sure it has a happy ending. I’m annoyed that I spoil it for myself but I just can’t stand sad endings.” –Anna @ Anna the Fangirl

Let’s Talk!

Your turn! What are your bookish confessions?

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33 thoughts on “Bookworm Confessions

  1. So funny! I have the opposite confession: I have no problem dropping a book if I don’t like it. Life’s too short! I gave it a fair shot! Oh, and if books are really scary, I put them in the freezer… 🤣

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      1. I think it’s a Friends thing… it started because I was reading Dracula for the first time, the lights went out in the hall and I pooped myself. Thought damn, I need this book to not be here… how do you deal with Dracula? Freezer. Obviously… 🙈 and it’s stuck

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      2. Yes, Joey from Friends… Hahaha, you’re hilarious, I haven’t read or own horror book, just online stories, my device would be broken if I put it in the Freezer I think, but a book seems logical 😁

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  2. Count me in between the people who can’t DNF a book! I’m trying to do it more often because I think it would be very good for me, and this year I have abandoned 3 books and I am sooo proud of myself, but it’s almost an impossible thing for me to do!

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  3. I can’t get myself to DNF a book as well, even though I’m oozing with dislike/hatred for it! It feels like an unfinished race so what I do is I finish it as quickly as I can. So I could move on. 😁

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