Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (43)

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Books I have Lied About

1) Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakely-Cartwright and David Leslie- "Oh, yeah that was a umm great book." No, it wasn't for me. I didn't like the ending and the whole book just felt like a Hollywood production I had to read instead of watch. Yet I lied a little in the review talking it up more than I should have.

2) The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling- "I'm totally going to read that series this summer/winter." Nope, I won't. I am constantly making this resolution since I feel like I really should read the book series and I love the writing. It simply never happens. I am not the kind of girl who can read a series straight through, one book after the other.

3) Every single sexy book I own- "What? I've never read that!" It's true. When I am around my grandmother or other people I believe would look down on me for reading steamy stuff I act like I've never seen it before. You say there's a hot make-out against a wall while it rains? Haven't the foggiest what you're talking about.

4) Any book recommended to me by a stranger- "Sure! I'm going to get right on reading that!" The truth is, I am a complete book snob. Unless I 100% trust the recommender and their taste in books, I only read books I pick out. I simply don't have time to hunt down and read random titles. There are books that have been waiting on my shelves for years to be read.

5) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell- "Pssh, I was never scared of that series." LIE. This series scared the mother frackin pants off of me every single time I read it. I would always pretend I wasn't scared though, because I had an older sister that I would have died in front of before looking even a little bit frightened.

6) The Heartland series by Lauren Brooke- "Those books are for babies!" Okay, so I never actually said this to anyone, but in high school when I was re-reading my favorite series about horse healers, I kept it under wraps. Being a freshman in high school is difficult enough, reading books that were considered "too young for me" might have been too much temptation for the bullies.

7) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer- "Ugh Twilight! Yay Twilight!" When I started the series, I was a massive fan. Meyer had me all the way up to the 4th book, which totally broke the spell. However, around the time the 2nd and 3rd books came out, a lot of hate for Twilight was on the rise. Rabid fans that took things waaaay too far and literature prudes that wouldn't touch Twilight with a 300 foot pole kept me on my toes. I would adjust my attitude to the group I was in at the time. There was a period where I actually loathed the mention of the series, but now I'm sort of zen about it.

8) Popular Contemporary Book of the Month- "Yeah, I've totally read that new Sarah Dessen/Jennifer Echols/ John Green/ Gayle Forman/ etc. book." I am a fantasy girl at heart. So, while I do love contemporaries  (the above authors are some of my favorites) I'm always going to go for the dragons, witches, vampires, unicorns, zombie books before even touching my stack of contemporary books.

9) Sequels-"Oh man, that first book was so awesome, I'm going to read the sequel now!" I won't. Not for many, many months to where I've either forgotten most of the book and attempt to re-read the first one. Or, I just never read the sequel. Do you know how many book series I've actually completed? I'll tell you, 7 in my entire life, aside from manga (and maybe one series as a kid I might be forgetting.). My track record is not so great.

10) Classics-"Jane Austen was such a lovely writer." I honestly wouldn't know. I've been making plans for years to read the classics because I feel like I should. When it comes down to actually making the time to do it though, I'm astounded by all the things I like to do instead.

Happy Reading,

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