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Confessions Of A Reader

I confess my reading habits, so you can read my confessions.

  • I don’t always feel like reading. I love a good story as much as the next person. But when I’m mentally exhausted and my eyes are struggling to stay open, I’d prefer to do something that requires less effort on my end. I’m a sensitive person in every regard, my eyes are no exception. 
  • I haven’t read Harry Potter. Ditto for a lot of other popular novels. I’ve been meaning to write a blog post on why I haven’t read HP. Long story short, I blame J.K. Rowling for everyone and their dog butchering my name (Herminia).
  • I try to avoid eBooks or audiobooks. Books are great, don’t get me wrong. There’s just something about the physical copy of a novel that I love. And screen fatigue is a real problem. Also, listening to a story isn’t the same as reading it. I grew up being able to hold a book in my hands and smelling it, turning the pages. I want to grow old doing that too. Imagine me as a old woman with gray hair and bad eyes, squinting at tiny words on pieces of paper.

Confess away if you have anything you need to get off your chest. I promise not to pass judgement.

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Questions And Answers: Reading Edition

I grouped questions together and answered them accordingly. This was originally going to be a spin off of Truth or Truth, but clearly that didn’t happen. If you want a Truth or Truth, let me know. I grant some wishes and ignore others.

Let’s not waste any more time.

Questions:

  1. What book surprised you in a good way?
  2. What book surprised you in a bad way?

Answers:

  1. I’m all for pleasant surprises. Sarah J. Maas definitely delivered with Throne of Glass.Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  2. Endgame #1: The Calling was a bad surprise. The ending in particular. Not because of the writing. Don’t get me wrong: I love the book. I just didn’t love my heart getting ripped apart.

Questions:

  1. What book did you love?
  2. What book did you hate?

Answers:

  1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was so peculiar.
  2. I didn’t like I Am Number Four. Mostly because I read some incredible books beforehand.

Questions:

  1. What’s a series you never started?
  2. What’s a series you finished?

Answers:

  1. I’ve yet to read a single Harry Potter book.
  2. Many years ago, I read The Hunger Games.

Questions:

  1. What’s a series you would reread?
  2. What’s a series you didn’t finish?

Answers:

  1. The Maze Runner. I watched the movie twice so I might as well read the books again. It’s been a while.The Maze Runner Series
  2. I read Divergent, but I’ve yet to pick up Insurgent or Allegiant. I don’t think I will anytime soon, but I might in the far future.

I want to know your answers to these questions. Are you going to grant my wish?

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Books I Haven’t Read

After reading this post, you may think I don’t read at all. That’s not the case. I just haven’t gotten around to reading the ones listed below.

Divergent (and Insurgent and Allegiant) by Veronica Roth

I will start Divergent sometime in the future. I have a copy of it on my bookshelf. It’s one of several books I owe but haven’t gotten through yet. I’m not lying.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I saw the cover for “Glass Sword” just now. The two books side by side are gorgeous together. I’m just worried the story might disappoint.

Throne of Glass (series)/A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass

It’ll happen. Galit, thanks for your recommendations. I see them, I do.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

How late am I? To be fair, I think I’d enjoy the novel a lot.

Paper Towns/Looking for Alaska/An Abundance of Katherines, basically anything except The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Isn’t one enough?

Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling

Come to think of it, I haven’t read anything of hers. I know I know. It seems like everyone and their dog has read Harry Potter (or watched the movies). I know enough about the books to get by. I’ve been called Hermione way too many times. I’ve been compared to her as well. I’ve also had people spell my name like that. You have no idea how much that used to frustrate me. And it’s probably the closest I’ll ever get to reading a book with a character who’s similar to me in many ways.

How much respect have you lost for me?

I’m kidding.

Convince me to read any of these, especially Harry Potter, and I’ll send you a copy of my first book. If it ever gets published.

Enjoy what’s left of your weekend. Get some reading done.