Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish Confessions



This week, The Broke and the Bookish is asking for our Top Ten Bookish Confessions.


  1. I read while I eat and sometimes library books go back a little more crumb filled than I got them.
  2. My cats like books and I “let” them live in the book case. They rub their little faces and teeth on everything…especially library books that smell like other homes. So I’ve also sent books back to the library with little kitten puncture marks.
  3. I have a hard time paying attention to audiobooks. I listen to them while I’m driving and space out a lot.
  4. Once I start DNFing, I get on a serious roll. I’m more likely to DNF multiple books in a row than to just do one and then move on to loving the next book I pick up (which does happen sometimes).
  5. I cheat at my reading schedule ALL THE TIME – like there is practically no point in having one.
  6. I do less reading on the weekends than during the week. This is mostly why my reading schedule fails. For instance, I just had a 3 day weekend and didn’t even finish one book, but I had 3 on my schedule.
  7. I WANT to write notes in the margins of books I own, but I CAN’T. I don’t want to see my old thoughts when I re-read, especially if my opinion has changed. I can’t highlight/underline passages I like either. I keep a stack of post-its with me.
  8. I have read less than half the books I own, yet I keep buying more (I think I’m going to see this on a lot of lists this week!)
  9. I sometimes get legit panicked about all the books I will never read.
  10. I used to be a serial re-reader. This has changed in the last couple of years, but I used to only read the (much smaller amount of) books I already owned over and over again. Now I long for re-reads!

6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish Confessions

  1. #1 – you are the bane of my existence. Haha.
    I feel you on #7. I only have one book that I’ve ever written in: The Perks of Being a Wallflower. That’s because I’ve reread it countless times and I find new things that mean something to me each time I do.
    Your #9 is my #10. It is seriously the worst feeling.
    My TTT!

  2. Haha! I read all these other bloggers talking about how perfect they keep their books and how obsessive they are about them staying pristine… and I’m just like: ehhh- no. I’m glad I’m not the only one who reads while eating! :) I also LOVE broken spines and not-quite-pristine pages on paperback books. (Unless they’re my signed books. Those ones are pristine).

  3. I’m the same way re: eating & reading. I may have stained a few pages of the book I was reading yesterday while eating cherries. Whoops.

    I totally get #10. I never seem to reread books anymore. I’ve never been a huge fan of doing so to begin with, but I had a select few that I would go back to every now and then (mostly Tamora Pierce & Juliet Marillier books that I read eons ago). I can’t do it anymore – I feel like I’m wasting time that could be spent reading something new and making progress with my seemingly endless TBR list.

  4. I feel you 110% on #8 and #9. My shelves are FULL of books that I haven’t read yet, but am sure I can get to… someday. And I feel guilty beyond belief when I go off my reading schedule (but I do! over and over again!). Great list.

  5. I do less reading on the weekend too, mostly because that’s when plans are made with friends or family. I love rereading and whenever I get ahead of my reading schedule, I reward myself with a reread.

  6. Sometimes my dog will put her paws on my lower shelf and stare at my books. I still can’t figure out WHY, and it kills me because she just balances there like O_O She makes no sense!

    I get panicked about my books too; there are SO MANY to read and I just feel like crying because why won’t the world stop for just two weeks so I can make a dent in them all?? But then I get over myself and read anyway and know that I’ll get to them eventually.

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