I was tagged by Jesse @ Books at Dawn for the Reader Confessions Book Tag. (Thanks, Jesse!) This tag looks like so much! And you get to know a little more about my secret reading habits. 😉
Have you ever damaged a book?
Unfortunately, yes. More to come on that in a minute.
Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?
This finishes the answer from above. My old boss lent my Jodi Picoult’s Plain Truth back in the day. I don’t remember what happened, but somehow the book got a little wet. There’s no way I would return a book that way, so I went out and bought a second copy to return to her.
How long does it take you to read a book?
Depends on the book. If it’s a fast-paced romance, I can read it in an evening or two. If it’s a thriller or fantasy then it takes me longer, maybe three days or so. I need breaks for the intensity of thrillers. I’m not sure why it takes longer with the fantasies. Maybe I just need to absorb what I’m reading more. In general, I’m a really fast reader.
Books that you haven’t finished?
I think DNF’ing books you don’t like is great. I don’t do it as often as I should. I always hope a book is going to get better. I’m trying to think of books I’ve DNF’d and only a couple come immediately to my mind:
Hyped popular books that you don’t like?
This was kind of a hard one to answer. The only books I could think of were The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and Modern Lovers. They were all okay, but not as good as I was expecting. I won’t be recommending them.
Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?
I’m pretty open about what I’m reading. I recently told some friends I was reading a book about a sex addict and an alcoholic that fall in love. The only people I might censor myself for would be my parents, my 8 year-old and other people my parents’ age.
How many books do you own?
My best guess is around 200 physical books. I would count them all, but they’re in different bookcases in different areas of my house and I’m being lazy right now. That doesn’t include all of the Kindle books I own. I own A LOT of Kindle books. My Amazon account says it’s like 998. I don’t think that includes all the ARCS and stuff downloaded from other sources. I probably haven’t read even half of those, though. 🙁
Are you a fast reader or a slow reader?
I would say I’m a fast reader. I think most people would agree with me. I practice reading a lot. Lol.
Do you like to buddy read?
Yes! I have a Goodreads group I do it with at least once a month. It’s fun. We have a thread where we add our comments in spoilers by chapters. It’s a great way to have a “book group” without having to meet for an actual book group.
Do you read better in your head or out loud?
Interesting question. I think reading out loud forces me to read every single word written and not speed read over anything. I don’t do it often with books for myself, pretty much only when reading to my daughter. Right now I’m reading Return to the Isle of the Lost out loud to her each night. I did read the entire Harry Potter series out loud for myself, though. I did it when my daughter was a newborn so she could hear my voice. I swear it helped. She was talking before her first birthday. But I guess that counts as reading out loud to her…
If you were only allowed to own one book what one and why?
Tough question. Probably Bright Side by Kim Holden. It made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me think about how I live my life. It was very inspiring.