Top Ten Tuesday: bookish confessions | freebie

bookish confessions.pngHello, my fellow book lovers! Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. You can have a look at the future topics here! This week we get to choose our own topic, so I decided to share some bookish confessions with you! This was a Top Ten Tuesday topic on August 28th, 2012, when I wasn’t even an avid reader yet! 😮

1. I never read books in my first language, which is Dutch. Primarily because most books are written in English anyway, but also because it just doesn’t appeal to me.

2. I only buy books online. I realise that I should probably support my local bookstores, but their selection of English books is limited and they’re twice as expensive as online!

3. I judge books by their covers *gasp!* Pretty ones can convince me to purchase a book when I’m in doubt and I probably won’t purchase ugly ones, unless they’re really, really popular.

4. When I DNF books, I don’t put them on my read shelf on Goodreads nor do I rate them. It really doesn’t matter to me whether I’m 20 or 75 percent in. That said, I might write a review for it despite not finishing it (though of course I’d mention I DNF it).

5. I only became an avid reader back in 2015. I started reading regularly when I started college, but it took me a while to actually read multiple books a month. Since then, reading has been my most important hobby.

6. This is probably controversial since I graduated as an English teacher, but I don’t enjoy reading classics. The language is definitely a barrier, but I don’t find them very interesting either. Naturally, there are some classics I consider picking up, but not many.

7. I’m terrible at reading other people’s blog posts. I don’t do it regularly and actually have to remind myself to check out the blogs I follow. I know this is absolutely horrible, especially since I feel insecure about my own blog.

8. I tend to hold a grudge. When an author f*cks up on Twitter for example, I usually don’t forgive them (unless they apologise and it’s very sincere). So whenever I see their books, I’m like ‘yikes…’.

9. I have no intention to ever write a book myself. Many of my bookish friends write, but that doesn’t appeal to me.

10. Since June, the vast majority of the books I read are audiobooks. Funnily enough, the amount of physical books I purchase hasn’t decreased.

So these were some bookish confessions about me! Feel free to share some of your confessions in the comments 🙂


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13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: bookish confessions | freebie

  1. Ellyn says:

    I totally feel you on not wanting to write a book. So many bloggers of booktubers want to be writers, which is totally awesome, but I just want to read all the books. I don’t even enjoy writing short stories so I could never write a full-length novel.

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  2. Alienor says:

    Ohh I feel you on not-reading-your-first-language! I’m the same with French :/ I used to read a lot buuuut since I’ve started reading in English I just… kinda stopped, ugh. Same with buying online, for the same reasons *hides*

    I’m currently just starting to listen to audiobooks (that’s actually my theme for today TTT, lol), what are your favorites??

    Great post Chelsea!

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    • Chelsea @romweasley @slytherink says:

      Thank you! I find it hard to choose my favourite audiobooks because a wonderful narrator doesn’t guarantee that the book itself is great. But from now on, I’ll definitely be re-reading the Harry Potter series by listening to the audiobooks. They’re really wonderful and I read them much faster than the actual books 🙂

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  3. Lauren Becker says:

    Fun post! I actually do like certain classics, but definitely not all of them. I get why some are classics – but that doesn’t mean they are all that well written. LOL I don’t count DNFs as books I’ve read either, and I definitely don’t rate them. People can do what they like, but I don’t really see that as fair.


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  4. Hadeer @ Cairene Librarian says:

    I completely agree with you regarding classics. Lately I’ve been trying to force myself to read some of the more popular classics just so I can say that I’ve read them, but I can’t say that I’m really enjoying any of them the same way that I enjoy modern day books. Not only is the language an issue, I find I really hate the narration style of most classics; it keeps you at arm’s length from the character.

    I’m working through Jane Eyre right now, which isn’t as bad as others I’ve read (Wuthering Heights, Northanger Abbey), but I’m finding it dreadfully dull.

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  5. louise ☆ says:

    I’m bad at reading other people’s blogs too 🙈 I always admire people who bloghop on a daily basis because I’m never able to do it. And I get what you mean with the language barrier in classics. English is my first language and I sometimes struggle with classics too, especially if they’re extremely old.

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