For today’s freebie post I’m going to be sharing some bookish confessions.
(The dog in the photo isn’t mine. I simply thought it was an amusing illustration for this prompt).
1. Reading graphic novels definitely counts as reading in general, but I personally don’t enjoy that form of storytelling. I’d rather have more words and fewer pictures.
2. I am quick to give up on books I’m not enjoying. Life is too short to read something that doesn’t resonate with me.
3. Vlogging is scary and I never want to do it. Ha!
4. I do not understand people who judge others based on the genres they do (or don’t) read. It’s one thing to say that genre X isn’t your cup of tea and quite another to say that one type of storytelling is inherently better or worse than all others. Honestly, there are gems and duds in every genre.
5. Audiobooks work best as rereads for me. When I get distracted by my workout or cleaning, I like being able to immediately figure out what I missed in the last scene or two.
6. Some classic novels have passed their expiration dates (at least for me). I’ve loved some of them but been completely bored and confused by others.
7. As much as I love reading, I relish my reading breaks when the weather is nice enough for me to spend tons of time outside every day.
8. I don’t follow as many book bloggers as I used to. I felt slightly guilty for unfollowing them, but I simply don’t have time to keep up with as many of them as in the past.
9. Horror novels are best read in the middle of the day, not right before bed. Feel free to guess how many nightmares I had before I figured this one out.
10. I’m quietly suspicious of people who think fiction is a waste of time. While I’m sure there are exceptions to this rule, the folks I’ve met who think that way tend to be less empathetic than average and really struggle to see the world from other points of view. Fiction can teach us to appreciate the many shades of grey in a conflict (or character, or real human being, or an issue), and it confuses me to meet folks who have such black and white thinking they can’t even enjoy a simple story.
What are your bookish confessions?