Reading is a habit I formed very early in life. One of the very first books I read was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. That kid irked me in the beginning, to be honest. I only had the abridged version of the book and since I read it a very long time ago, I have forgotten most of what happens with him but there is ONE THING I DO REMEMBER and I REMEMBER IT VIVIDLY:
And then Aunt Polly just loses it!
Then The Hobbit came in my life and Bilbo Baggins showed me dreams of adventures, treasures, fierce and wise dragons. I waited for a long time for someone to whisk me away to the lonely mountain.
I read Alice in Wonderland AFTER already having visited Neverland and making friends with Peter Pan.
Then came – trotting along like a gentleman – my first ever copy of Pride & Prejudice. And you know what I did then? I READ IT FIVE FUCKING TIMES IN A ROW!! I started entertaining high hopes of my neighbors – new and old – and even higher standards of guys! xD THAT WAS TO BE EXPECTED OF COURSE!! 😉
My point being, books and I have been friends for a REALLY, REALLY, REAAALLLLYYYY long time and it’s only natural that I should have a few confessions to make when it comes to reading.
Some of them you will easily relate to, others you may find a bit odd but I promise you that, by the end of this post, you will leave here a much more validated reader!
🖤 I don’t read books if I have already watched the movie adaption.
This happened with The Hunger Games. My brother and I watched the first movie together and we liked it soo fucking much that we went on to watch the other two the same day!
I was SOO HAPPY to have discovered such a great series but my excitement was short-lived.
Soon after, I came to know that the movie was actually based on a written trilogy with the same name. I WAS SOO FUCKING MAD AT MYSELF because this fact MUST have appeared in the credits AND I DIDN’T PAY ATTENTION!!
I was heartbroken and a part of me wanted to read the books nonetheless but I COULDN’T! I mean, what would have been the point?
Maybe I am wrong in this but for me, a book loses it’s charm if my mind is already filled with the screen adaption BEFORE reading it.
🖤 WHICH ONE TO REEAADDD???
I was about to start reading Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale when the bell rang and there stood a kind man at my door with two parcels in his hands.
And excited as I was, I dreaded opening them because I knew what will happen if I did.
But being unable to control my eager heart, opened the box of my doom, took out two brand new paperbacks and…well…let’s just say that my copy of Patrick Gale’s book must have seen me drooling over them because it seemed angry at me when I picked it up again, with the new ones by my side.
What happened next shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone – I ended up reading none of them. LISTEN, I couldn’t POSSIBLY start reading the new ones without hurting the feelings of the previous one so yeah…all or nothing.
To be honest, it’s a fucking miracle I manage to read ANYTHING AT ALL because I SUCK AT CHOOSING WHICH ONES TO READ!
🖤 Too much hype scares the fuck out of me!
There is a VERY specific and VERY weird reason why I haven’t read A Court of Thorns and Roses yet.
EVERY ONE RAVES ABOUT IT SOO MUCH THAT I AM ACTUALLY AFRAID OF IT NOW!
I don’t know why this happens but once a certain book/series develops excessive hype, I sort of distance myself from it. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I feel pressurized to love it to bits and pieces, NO MATTER WHAT?
Yeah, could be that. Or not. But the fact remains, it takes my mind a good deal of persuading before it stops freaking the fuck out and lets me read the book in PEACE!
🖤 ”Take what you can, give nothing back!”
I borrow books from my friends all the time. All normal. BUT what you NEED to know about me is that I try my HARDEST to delay returning it to the point that they ultimately forget about it and my shelf is adorned permanently with another gem.
In my defense,
HOW MUCH DO THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT THEIR BOOKS IF THEY DON’T EVEN REMEMBER LENDING THEM, HUH??
Those books will receive FAAAR BETTER care staying with me than with such careless nincompoops!
So, again, let Jack Sparrow teach you this VERY IMPORTANT LESSON –
TOTALLY realatable, RIGHTTT??? *WINKS*
But what about YOU? What would you confess to in the holy church of Harper Collins?
I WANNA KNOW!