1. I don’t like to use the library. I have nothing against them personally, but I really, really like to own my books.
2. I’m a little bit OCD about my books (ok, about everything). They must be alphabetized by author. Mass market paperbacks must be separate from hardcovers/trade paperbacks because of the size difference. I recently took a big leap and separated my books into YA and Adult and combined trade paperback and hardcover. I’m still not sure I like it, but it’s giving me the most space on my shelf so I’ll probably leave it.
3. I didn’t like Pride and Prejudice. Loved the movie though (the Kiera Knightly one, not the BBC one).
4. I’m never going to read Pure by Julianna Baggott. I’m sure it’s a great and wonderful book, but the whole being fused thing really creeps me out.
5. I’ve “stolen” or “lost” a couple of books. My seventh grade math book – I had to pay for, and found a couple years later, but they wouldn’t give me my money back for returning the book, so I kept it. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (which is a really bad book) – I forgot mine at home, borrowed one of the school copies and I ended up taking it home. A Case of Need by Michael Crichton – I borrowed this from a friend and then we were no longer friends and I felt awkward and angry so I didn’t want to return the book. Then it came to the point that it was way to late to reasonably return the book so I still have it. I feel guilty about this one.
6. I prefer hardcover over paperback. Even though it costs more, if I can buy the hardcover, I will.
7. I cannot read out loud. It’s just embarrassing. I read way to fast and the words just jumble all together. I hated when they made us do this in school.
8. I don’t proofread. Ever. This isn’t about books, but it’s about book blogging so I’m tossing it in here. I can’t stand proofreading, and you may have noticed this. I didn’t proofread any of my papers in school (my mom did that cause she’s awesome), and writing a blog post is no different. I know that I should proofread, but I don’t. I know it only takes a few minutes, but I don’t do it.
9. All my books in a series need to be the same type. No exceptions. I can’t stand not having matching books. They need to be all the same cover style too. I have replaced books before just so they match.
10. If I REALLY like a book I must have a hard copy. If I buy an ebook and fall in love with it I will buy a hard copy. Occasionally I will buy an ebook copy of a book I really love, but that doesn’t happen as often.