Thursday, August 8, 2013

15-Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 1

April at Good Books and Wine is hosting a 15-Day Book Blogger Challenge which can be completed at any time in the next 5 1/2 months or so.  How cool is that.  So I figured since I was in a blogging slump, this may pick-me-up and I'm going to participate starting today.  Here are the prompts and you can go here at Good Books and Wine to link up your posts if you decide to participate.

So for Day 1: Make 15 book-related confessions

  1. I often pick a book just from the cover.  Yes I'll be searching the internet, amazon, other blogs and if the cover catches my eye, I pretty much have to have it.
  2. I love my library and my library is like Cheers, everybody knows my name and if a new person becomes employed the wonderful staff makes sure they know me.  Okay I'm just in there that much and they love that I love to read.  I even saw the group of them at The Hunger Games when it came out and we all talked.  Did I mention I love my library?
  3. I read my first Stephen King when I was 13.  I read It.  I am now terrified of towns in Maine, sewer grates and clowns.  Okay not towns in Maine because I really want to visit, but the rest is true.  I will go way around to avoid a sewer grate.
  4. After the reading of It, I embarked on the reading of John Saul and Dean Koontz back when his books were scary. 
  5. My favorite Dean Koontz book is Twilight Eyes, I really want to re-read it.
  6. I also read the Flowers in the Attic series around 12.  I started reading the book while waiting on my Mom to shop at Roses where my Dad was manager.  I probably read 50 pages in 30 minutes and was captivated. 
  7. I've also re-read that series and It and I don't re-read many books.
  8. I did not read The Great Gatsby or The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in high school, I read the Cliff's Notes (that dates me, doesn't it).
  9. I did read and enjoy Anthem by Ayn Rand and 1984 by George Orwell.  I guess this is telling of my love of dystopian now.
  10. I have a desire to read The Great Gatsby now.
  11. I did a Senior English term paper about the differences & similarities between the male characters in Lord of the Flies and A Separate Peace.  I loved both books, I received a D on my first pass on said term paper, but ended up with an A.
  12. My last English term paper my freshman year of college was on Lady Chatterly's Lover.  That book was much more my speed than a lot of high school reading.  My english professor also had a thing with phallic symbols in books and literature that I still remember to this day.
  13. I use a book mark religiously even if it's an old grocery receipt.
  14. My favorite series at the moment is the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.  I think I have one book left to read and I'm just waiting for the right time.
  15. I suck at reading this year.  I usually make close to 200 books a year and so far I have read 84 books this year.  Time to get cracking!
Any confessions you would like to make?  Join in the challenge or just confess to me :)


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