Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday! 7.8.14

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the The Broke and the Bookish. Every week she posts an idea for a 'Top Ten' list relating to books, and encourages other book bloggers to respond and participate. All the details are listed on her site.

This week's question: Top Ten Eight blogging confessions

1. I am a book hoarder! I love buying books and have SO many on my shelves that I haven't even opened. But I see a book for a good deal, and I have to buy it. I love seeing them all on my shelves, but when I move, the packing/unpacking process is awful! Good thing we'll be at our current place for a while yet! 

2. I'm really bad at reading ARCs soon enough. I request some or agree to read them for authors, and then they just sit on my shelves.... and I feel guilty every time I walk past them... Sometimes I start reading the book and I just don't get into it, so I put it down planning to pick it up later - but I don't... Something I need to work on. But I've been cutting back on the number of books I request and agree to review so that helps!

3. I'm not good at DNF-ing books. Especially ARCs. I feel like I have an obligation to finish them, and when I don't, I feel terrible (see above). I still haven't DNF-ed many books, but I'm working on it (: Plus I've decided to get rid of a few that are on my shelf, that way I won't see them when I look for other books, and I won't feel as guilty for putting them down!

4. I have to write my review within a day of finishing the book. If I don't, then I forget all the things I wanted to say about it! Sometimes I'll keep little notes in a draft, but I don't do that often enough, so if I don't write soon, I forget... 

5. I have a love/hate relationship with lending out my books. So, I really, really love talking about books with people, and because I have so many, I always lend them out! It's a good feeling and I always hope they love it as much as I do. But at the same time, I hate it because I never know what condition my book will come back in... 99% of the time, its in the same condition as I lent it, but other times, there's creasing, dog-eared pages, bent covers... I'm just much more careful about who can borrow them now! 

6. I have a spreadsheet for my books. It's sorted by author and all of this info on it: 
Series Title 
Series Number 
Whose currently borrowing it
Date borrowed 
Whether I've read it
Whether it's an ARC
Whether I won it 
A little OCD, but it makes me feel better and I always know who has my books and for how long they've had them! Seriously makes things so much easier, especially since I've moved apartments a lot the last couple years because of school!

7. I don't post as much original content as I prefer. I post a lot of reviews, but I also post so many memes. I just find that I'm so busy and things are constantly happening in life that I often overlook thinking of new posts for my blog. Which is why I resort to reviews and memes. Now, understandably, I only started this blog to post reviews, but it would be nice to create more original content! 

8. My favorite book store is Half Price Books. Seriously. I walk to the back of the store to the clearance section and don't leave. All those books are $3 or less, so now I have a hard time buying anything over that price, and an even harder time passing up those books! 


  1. Nice! A Half Priced Books just opened near me! Ironically it's in the same shopping block as B&N! Went there for the first time the other day. Didn't buy, just browsed but was pretty impressed. Although some of the organization skills for the books I liked left a lot to be desired. I mean Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire Mystery series was in the romance section and on the very small Paranormal shelf! Didn't get to mystery that day, but was totally thrown by seeing it in Romance and then having more books in Paranormal?! My OCD side screamed profanities at that!

    I'm particular about lending out my books as well. Really my family is afraid to borrow from me because they know how OCD I am! I have loaned to my friend though, but haven't lately since I have bought several books for her over the past few Xmases. And there were 2 books I loaned her (didn't really care for them either way) but she kinda forgot to give them back to me! It was years ago though. Less than 5. But since I would've donated them anyway, I didn't press!

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    1. Yes, Half Price can be a little unorganized at times, but for the most part, it doesn't bother me. It's probably because I really just go to the clearance section, and that's only organized by fiction, mystery, and non-fiction types. So I just look through everything anyways!

      Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! (:

  2. I own so many books I haven't read also. I always buy them with good intentions, yet somehow they get pushed down the TBR. I also have a problem with DNF-ing, but I have gotten better if I feel a book is not going to improve. When it comes to lending books I should have a spreadsheet, but I've actually never lent a book and had it returned. They are on indefinite loan.

    1. It would probably drive me crazy if I didn't get my books back. I definitely ask my friends after its been a few months... speaking of which, my friend has had about 10 of them for well over a year... lol I always have good intentions when buying my books as well, but like you, they often get pushed down on my list...

      Thanks for stopping by!