The Reader Confession Tag

It’s been a while since I did a tag, so today I’m doing the Reader Confession Tag, which is fun and quick. Thank you Aralyn @Paper Addictions & Magic for tagging me!  There aren’t any rules for this tag other than to answer the questions, so let’s get right into it!

1. Have you ever damaged a book?

No, I don’t think so. Although people have damaged mine on several occasions  :(.

2. Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

Nope, never! I would have died.

3. How long does it take you to read a book?

It depends on many things. If I’m not really into it, it takes me longer. It also depends on my free time. Nowadays, it usually takes me about a week to finish reading a book.

4. Books that you haven’t finished?

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I have nothing against them, but I just couldn’t finish them up. They weren’t my style at all.

5. Hyped/Popular books you didn’t like?

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This book was the Fantasy winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards 2013. I love fantasy. I love Neil Gaiman’s writing. This book though… not for me. It leaves a lot to the reader’s imagination. A LOT. Pretty much everything. Because of that, the plot felt rather simplistic to me and I was underwhelmed.

6. Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you’re reading?

I don’t think so. Maybe if the title is embarrassing or weird to explain I wouldn’t tell a stranger, like these. But I doubt that I’ll read anything like that.

7. How many books do you own?

I don’t know how many eBooks I own, which is mainly how I read at the moment, but I have 161 physical books in my bedroom (not counting dictionaries).

8. Are you a fast reader or a slow one?

I think I’m a slow reader in the book community, but an average reader outside of it. It also depends on the type of book. For example, I read poetry slowly to savor the words and the meaning behind them. Even though I could read a poetry collection in a day, I tend to take longer and read just a few poems a day.

9. Do you like to buddy read?

I’ve only done it once and it was fun. I would love to buddy read again, but I can’t seem to find a book or a person to do it with (anyone interested? Wink wink).

10. Do you read better in your head or out loud?

Definitely in my head. Although sometimes I read out loud if I’m having a hard time concentrating. I read like a paragraph or a page out loud until I’m back on track with the plot and then keep reading in my head.

11. If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be?

First of all, how dare you?! This is a cruel question. I think I would choose a poetry or short story collection because I could really analyze each poem and story, memorize them, and then with time their meaning could change for me and I would start analyzing them all over again. So… I’m cheating and picking one short story collection and a poetry collection:

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I TAG:

Aimal @Bookshelves and Paperbacks
Reg @She Latitude
Alicia @Arctic Books
Zoey @Magiverse
Sarah @Reviews & Read-a-thons
Megan @Book Slayer Reads
Lauren @Wonderless Reviews

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28 thoughts on “The Reader Confession Tag

    1. I love the cover, it’s one of my favorites ever. I’ve recommended this book on my blog so many times it’s almost embarrassing haha. But I was enchanted by the stories. They are pretty weird, so I know they are not for everybody. I hope that if you ever pick it up, you enjoy it 🙂

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      1. For me, I’m not nit-picky about keeping my books in perfect condition, but really cracked spines bother me. XP
        And luckily my cat is well behaved and hasn’t destroyed a book of mine yet. Although he loves to knock over books on my nightstand. 😄

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      2. OMG mine has done that too and some have fallen on my face while I am sleeping. It’s not the best way to wake up haha. I actually enjoy breaking the spine of books sometimes, but I never thought of that as damaging them. Oops. Especially if they are small but thick, you know? Because they are a bit uncomfortable to read sometimes if you don’t break the spine.

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      3. YES. Or in the middle of the night I’ll hear a loud thud next to me. 😄
        And the problem with my pet peeve is that it’s practically impossible to read some books without cracking the spines… It only really bothers me if the crack in the spine is white though. If you can’t tell from a distance I don’t mind that much.

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      4. That ominious loud thud hahah it’s my cat’s hobby to thrown things around in my room, especially my phone, so whenever I hear it, I have to run and see what he’s up to. So glad to hear your cat’s the same way. They’re both hilariously evil 😛
        Oh yes! That makes it look old and you can’t read the spine well 😦 I hate that too.

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  1. Thanks for the tag! I’ve read The Martian, and I gotta admit that I mostly skip all of the sciencey parts – just not really my thing at all, though the rest of the book was pretty funny.

    And 161 books is a lot! I’ve never tried to count the number of physical books I have, but I don’t reckon it’ll be more than 30 – I move around a lot and most of the books I have growing up are at my parents’. 😛

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    1. I’ve never moved, so I have them all here. I have books from my childhood, books from my dad, and the ones I’ve bought myself, so yeah, they are definitely something I like to look at 🙂 When I move, I’ll probably just take 5 of them and start all over 😛

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      1. I think I would take irreplaceable ones. I mean, some editions are from this country and I know I’ll never found them anywhere else. Others were gifts, so they have a special meaning. So, books that I couldn’t find in other places or that mean something to me. I have narrowed it down to 10 of my books, but I think that the choice would just be possible if I had to pack a suitcase and really *really* choose between them 😛

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  2. We have some similar answers, I never thought to read aloud to try and help to focus back on the book – my mind wanders sometimes, so maybe I’ll have to try that! (When I’m not in public, heh.)
    I’ve also been seeing Neil Gaiman’s stuff around a lot. Maybe I should try some of his books!
    (It’s so hard to choose ONE book… I couldn’t – I’m sure you saw… :|)

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    1. Try it, it works great for me! 🙂 Neil Gaiman writes beautifully, that’s undeniable, but I would recommend Coraline and not The Ocean at the End of the Lane clearly haha. I have yet to read his other books, but I know The Graveyard Book and American Gods are very popular (American Gods is being made into a TV show!). Oh yes, I had to cheat and pick two at least too 😛

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