Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Top Ten Bookish Confessions

This week's Top Ten Tuesday at the Broke and the Bookish is "Top Ten Bookish Confessions (Anything! You dog ear, you hated a book but said you loved it, you have $500 library fines...anything goes!)"

1. More than a hundred of my books are still in boxes from moving out after graduation-last year.

2. The brand new bookshelf that I got for Hannukkah (again, last year) is still in my parents' basement...

3. Even with the new bookshelf, I still wouldn't have shelf space for hundreds of books.

4. I own more books that I haven't read than I can count.

5. I still buy new books anyway...

6. I don't use the library nearly as much as I should and last time I went I paid $26 in fines.

7. I hate Faulkner.

8. I read barely any poetry-and barely any of that is contemporary.

9. I still haven't made a dent in my "list of seminal works to read," which was my reading goal for 2011.

10. I haven't completed (or started) any challenges run by other book blogs.

Ouch. That was negative. Next time, can we list things we like about our book blogs/reading habits?


Christine said...

If Faulkner weren't dead already I'd wish him a horrible death. That man kills me.

Jac said...

I can't read Faulkner. I've tried. Too painful.

And I have more unread books on my bookshelf than I can count either!

Stop by and see my Top Ten Confessions / Teaser Tuesday!

Bibliophile said...

Nice list.
No. 1: I have books in boxes because I have run out of shelf space.
No. 4. Unfortunately I know exactly how many books I have that I haven't read.
No. 8. Same here.
No. 9. I gave up having a reading plan.
No. 10. I am taking a long break from reading challenges.

Amanda @ Letters Inside Out said...

It seems a lot of us dislike Mr. Faulkner. ;) LOL!

I have to stash some of my books IN boxes so I have places to put them all.

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

I have a lot of books I still have to read, but I keep buying them anyways :p Worst thing? I don't feel guilty about it.

My top 10 Tuesday.

Juli Rahel said...

Your number 1 is what's going to happen to me after I move out next month. There are just so many books I don't need in Uni that I'd never throw away! Thanks for sharing :)
My Confessions
Juli @ Universe in Words

Space Station Mir said...

Thanks so much to everyone for commenting, I feel much less alone on the Faulkner issue!

Biblibio said...

Re: 9 and 10, they're the same problem! I realized a couple years ago that I cannot plan my reading at all. Setting any kind of reading goal inevitably left me unsatisfied, unhappy, and the goal incomplete. Challenges, goals... it's all the same. We shouldn't feel bad about it! It just goes to show that we're more spontaneous readers.

Caroline @ Big Book Little Book said...

visiting via TTT's fifth anniversary!
I love reading other bibliophiles bookish confessions. It makes me feel normal to be a part of this big book hoarding group.