12 More Bookworm Confessions That Will Shock & Amaze You

Apparently, I’m reviving my old posts. Who knew?

Last year, I wrote a post about some bookworm confessions. Surprise, surprise; it was one of my more popular posts.

I have even more bookworm confessions to spill, so why not continue to spill them? I’m basically an open book after all.

1.) i hate re-reading books.

I feel like I’m really missing out on something great because it seems like literally everyone enjoys re-reading books. People will re-read when a new book in the series is coming out. People will re-read their favorite series once a year. People will re-read when they’re feeling down. People will re-read when they’re in a slump.

And I feel confused because I don’t like re-reading! I like to read new things! I get tired of reading things if I already know what’s going to happen! I think it can work if I barely remember anything about a book, but re-reading a thriller where I already know the ending? Why re-read it when I can read a new thriller?

2.) i just started using bookmarks.

“So, what were you using instead of bookmarks, Mikaela?”

I mainly used scraps of paper and various tags of clothes that my mom forced me to buy once a year for the first day of school before bookmarks came around. I just didn’t have bookmarks around until now, since they usually have them at various festivals that I go to!

3.) i’m a fast reader.

DON’T ASK ME HOW OR WHY. I JUST AM.

When I have the free time – for example, the summer or breaks – and I put my mind to it, I can read a book that’s around 300-400 or so pages in a day. During the school year, I can read a book in two days if I really wanted to. When I was younger, I literally binged trilogies in three days by just reading a book a day.

I either take a long time reading a book or read it in a couple of days. There is no in between.

4.) i tend to not count graphic novels towards my reading challenge.

All the power to you if you count them towards your own, but I personally do not. I’ll mention later on that I’m a competitive reader, and this definitely plays a part in it. I just like pushing myself to have every single book that I count towards my reading goal be a full-length novel because that’s who I am as a person, apparently.

5.) i usually avoid big books.

Yeah, okay, this definitely ties into the whole “being a fast reader” thing a bit. Big books tend to really stall me, so I avoid reading them. I like the sense of accomplishment when it comes to finally finishing a book, and I can’t read a 500+ page book in a day or two, so I feel like I’m missing out on all these shorter books that I could easily blow through, and who knows? What if I’m wasting my time on a terrible book that’s super big?

IT’S A LEGITIMATE FEAR; DON’T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT.

6.) i’m ultra-competitive when it comes to reading.

I know there are so many people out there who hate the competitiveness of reading…but I absolutely love it. If I see someone already has read 16 books at the start of the year, I’ll try my best to catch up despite only being at 9. If someone has set their reading goal to 100 books, I’ll want to reach higher. If someone has read 20 books in a month, I want to top it.

This is who I am. It can be exhausting, but I do love pushing myself sometimes. It definitely doesn’t make reading any less of a hobby or less fun for me.

7.) i can’t use audiobooks for the life of me.

I actually have tried to use an audiobook when it came to attempting to read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. If you don’t know, that book is INCREDIBLY long, but I did want to read it, and I thought the best way to get through it was to read an e-book copy while listening to an audiobook because I am not an auditory type of person, so I thought it best to track what I was reading like I regularly would so I could keep up with everything.

I kept up with it for only a couple of hours before I just got bored with it. I did enjoy what I was reading of the book (though I haven’t finished it yet), but I just can’t. I really wish I did love audiobooks more!

8.) i still haven’t finished mockingjay.

This is actually incredibly shameful. I read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire way back in fifth grade (I’m in eleventh grade now, for perspective), and it was my first introduction into young adult books. I started reading Mockingjay…but then got bored because it wasn’t too heavy on the action, so I never actually finished it.

And to this day, I STILL haven’t read the book. I am planning on re-reading the trilogy since I’ll probably understand it way more than I did the first time around, and I expect to like Mockingjay as well because I actually adore war and politics in books nowadays…I just need to read them.

THIS YEAR, I SWEAR.

9.) i’ve only cried once while reading a book.

I will admit, I’ve teared up A LOT while reading books, but actually full-blown crying? Not often. Even when it comes to TV shows and movies, I don’t cry often – I sobbed after watching the 13 Reasons Why documentary after binging the series in two days, I cried at the end of Men Against Fire, and I cried while watching Lady Bird about three times. And that’s literally it.

The first time I cried while reading a book was last year when I read Adam Silvera’s They Both Die At the End. No surprise there.

10.) i’m so behind on book-to-movie adaptions, it’s ridiculous.

Literally the only book-to-movie adaptations I’ve watched are the unfinished Divergent franchise (terrible), the Maze Runner franchise (entertaining and fun), The 5th Wave (also terrible), the first Hunger Games movie (my first PG-13 movie!), the first Percy Jackson movie (I don’t know her), Gone Girl (BRILLIANCE), and the Harry Potter franchise (my love).

For some reason, I still haven’t watched: Paper Towns, The Fault In Our Stars, If I Stay, Before I Fall, the rest of the Hunger Games franchise, A Monster Calls, Wonder, The Martian, etc. It’s embarrassing. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?

11.) i don’t care about characters that much.

I feel so out of place when I say this, but I just really don’t care when it comes to characters. I know that for some people, they make or break a book for them, but I tend to focus way more on the plot and whether it delivers for me.

I only really notice characters if I absolutely love them (which tends to only happen with series or authors I’m already in love with) or if I would happily push them off a cliff. If my feelings are in between…I don’t really care.

12.) only two book characters have shared the same name as me.

I can’t really be shocked because my name isn’t really usual, but it is disappointing that despite the fact that both characters shared the same spelling of my name, they both pretty much amounted to failures.

One Mikaela was in the Unwind dystology (one of my favorite series of ever), and I ended up getting pregnant with the baby of a character who I wanted to set on fire. And the other Mikaela was in The Selection, and I ended up making it close to the final round to win Maxon’s heart, but decided to ditch it because I was homesick.

Clearly, this does not bode well for my future in real life.

what are some bookworm confessions that you have? do we share any of the same ones? has your name ever showed up in a book?

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96 thoughts on “12 More Bookworm Confessions That Will Shock & Amaze You

  1. You hate re-reading books???? MIKAELA WHAT.
    Okay, so you hate it but do you ever do it?? Like, at all?? What about your favourite book/s??

    I honestly don’t know who I would be if I wasn’t re-reading my faves, probably a lot sadder. I use my re-reads to boost my excitement for the week – if I do all of these things then I can re-read Stalking Jack The Ripper, kinda thing.

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  2. Awesome post! Give me that fast reading gift, Mikaela, I so need it. πŸ˜€ I so terribly slow, i can read only 100 pages a day! it’s not like I’m doing job or anything, just cook and sometimes watch 2 movies a day but still I don’t remember i have read more than 100 pages ever. so you can see how slow I’m!
    I like characters in the book but I also love interesting plot. Both should be balanced for me. it’s not like i will start cutting stars because i hate the character and forget about plot and story.
    I so agree with you about audio books. I tried it once, it’s not i didn’t enjoy it but i didn’t feel the same as i feel while I’m reading with my own eyes and hearing my own voice while reading.
    Sadly I haven’t read a book with my name in it. Have you ever come across ‘Yesha’ in any book? if so please let me know. πŸ™‚

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  3. So I have the same bookworm confessions like some similar and some not. I reread books but it’s very hard to because when I was younger I wouldn’t reread books except to catch up in a series so I don’t know πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I used to be a competitive reader because of my sister. She would read twice as fast as me but then I wouldn’t enjoy it so I stopped. Also now she gotten out of the habit of reading while mine just got so much bigger XD. I love characters and I’m one of those people that it can make or break a book. But if the plot is really engaging I might look it over but that never happens. I also use random bookmarks from time to time XD Honestly, Mockingjay was my least favorite out of the trilogy but maybe if I reread it I will feel differently. Who knows? I think the Hunger Games is overhyped but the movies sure are fantastic! πŸ‘πŸ» Also, it seems to me I’m behind on reading book to movie adaptations. Haven’t read Paper Towns, Everything Everything, The Hate U Give, The Darkest Minds, The Martian, Every Day, If I Stay, etc. There are even some movies that I watched before reading the book (when I watched The Martian I didn’t know there was a book and also I watched If I Stay and Paper Towns the shame.) I’m a somewhat fast reader when I have the time. I also cannot do audiobooks they just don’t appeal to me. And my name has never been appeared in a book ever. Like I would be surprised if I find one because my name is so uncommon. The only one I know that has it in a ten mile radius is my mom because she named me after her XD. And I’m a big crybaby. I’m very emotional after reading books (see: All the Bright Places). I bawled and it was a reread.

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  4. I’m a fast reader too! *high five* My mom always jokes that I’m better off borrowing from a library because if I buy 300-400 page books I’ll just end up binge reading, finishing them in one day and then never rereading them unless the sequel comes out or I have nothing else to do.

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  5. I did not like to reread books either, for the longest time, and I’m still not THAT into it, but I read IT for the first time when I was like 16 or 17, it was my first Stephen King book ( fell in love with him, haven’t looked back since) and I decided to reread IT a few years back…I have now 38, it gives you a different experience once you have more experiences yourself. That may change as you get older. It did for me.
    I’m also terrible for using bookmarks, I literally have tons laying around, and choose pieces of paper instead!
    Great post!
    Chill Mom

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  6. I love rereading books but I hate modt romances and multiple povs. Sometimes I read a book that really gets it right, but generally I hate them.
    One of my favorite books, Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff, has a ghost named Lillian. She’s catty and bossy and died if anorexia, but I was so excited when I read the blurb and saw we shared a name.

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    • Ooh, I love Red Rising! Did not cry though. I felt more angry? And hyped. πŸ˜„

      Yeah, I don’t know what about it made me cry so hard? I feel like it was a mix of binging a really heavy show in such a short period of time and someone taking about teenagers bottling feelings up all the time despite wanting to talk about things – which I do all the time! πŸ˜…

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  7. OH MY GOD . . . OH MY GOD!
    YOU. JUST. DESCRIBED. ME.
    Like, I’ve felt AND done everything on this list!!πŸ˜„πŸ˜‚
    (Especially the “big books” “cried only once” “fast reader” and “movie adaption”)πŸ˜‰πŸ˜
    Great post! Though I know I’ve been silent for quite sometime here, I’ve never missed a single post by you (note: I’m also a lazy commenter. It’s a bad habit I’m trying to break)πŸ˜€πŸ˜Š

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  8. I can’t believe They Both Die At the End made you cry, I’m so scared to read it now because for some reason sad books scare me??? i’m so behind on book-to-movie/TV show adaptations as well, because once i watch a movie my “mind movie” might be changed while I’m reading a book, it’s weird to explain πŸ˜€ love this post as always ❀

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  9. I loved this post! I love re-reading books, not thrillers so much but after a few years I’ve usually forgotten what happened, unless it was super amazing so I find it nice to re read them! And I quite often cry in books, when I read The Fault in our Stars, I cried so much I could barely see the page!!

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  10. Ok, maybe I also just started using bookmarks? It was just so much easier to leave my book lying face down or finish them in one sitting. Because, fast reader. Why get a bookmark if you’re just going to read it all at once???
    And I’m definitely the opposite about crying. I cry about everything!
    Yes, you need to finish Mockingjay!

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  11. Love this post! And I don’t reread ever either! Pretty much for the same reasons as you πŸ’•

    However for me books are all about characters, I really don’t even care about the plot, so we definitely differ there! Have a fabulous day!

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  12. I’ve only re-read two books ever (first two HP books) and it felt so weird to re-read something I’ve already read haha! Props to you for being a fast reader! I wish I was! I like big books but 500+ always scares me away lol, I ain’t got that kind of commitment! I’ve tried audiobook samples on iBooks but I just couldn’t – I don’t think audiobooks will ever be my kind of thing. I’m behind on adaptations too girl I can sympathize.

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  13. I love re-reading books because often times I pick up on/realize things that I didn’t pick up on/realize the first time I read the book. I’m also a fast reader, and always have been. I love big books, I love the challenge and sense of accomplishment when I finish a big book.

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  14. LOVE this post! I’m a fast reader as well! I LOVE to reread books. I do it all the time. I always pick up something new when I read it. (Maybe because I was reading TOO fast, LOL)

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  15. It’s interesting to see different people’s reading habits! Your confessions are mostly the opposite of me πŸ˜€ I loove rereading books, I read slowly, and I adore big books! I agree with Ashley, there’s a different sense of accomplishment when you finish a big book, especially looking at the high number of pages.

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  16. Audiobooks! I’m so with you there. Fiction audiobooks just puzzle me, and I can’t get as involved as with reading them.

    I do love re-reading books, especially if I found wisdom within the pages πŸ™‚

    Very fun post! My confession would be enjoying The Hunger Games movies waaaay more than the books. That was a 1st for me!

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  17. I’m totally with you in the re-reading front. I’m already a slow enough reader as it is! Why am I going to waste time on a book I’ve ALREADY read??? 😦 Or maybe I just haven’t found a book I love enough yet to WANT to re-read?

    And audio books…I really want to try, because I think it’d be so wonderful to multi-task and draw or sew or something while listening to a book, but the thought of listening to someone else reading to me just…I don’t know. It creeps me out for some reason? I really should give a try one of these days.

    Oh. And you’re not missing anything on the film versions of The Fault in Our Stars or If I Stay. Trust me. SKIP THEM.

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    • Good point! I tend to only re-read when I want to see if my opinions have changed. I am clearly not sentimental. πŸ˜‚

      Yeah, I want to try again just because I really would love to be able to listen to audiobooks and do something else, but it’s just not my thing at the moment.

      Oh no, I’ve heard good things about TFIOS, so we shall see. I feel like I should see it because seeing the trailer is what made me read the book and then fall in love with John Green haha

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  18. I love that you didn’t use bookmarks too much – right now, my bookmarks are random travelling tickets, and it always is the case, haha, for some reason I can’t bring myself to buy bookmarks or bother with it?? haha. So I can understand that. The not-crying while reading books, though, I don’t get, but… I know I cry too much while reading books, we are polar opposites on that haha πŸ™‚
    Great post! xx

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    • Yeah, I don’t have money, so I wouldn’t be able to buy bookmarks anyway? And I feel like bookmarks should be free because they’re just rectangular pieces of paper? I don’t know. πŸ˜‚

      I feel like I’m more emotional in real life than when it comes to books! πŸ˜‚

      Thank you! ❀️

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      • I’m glad you said that, I feel the same way πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Though some bookmarks can be really beautiful, made by artists and everything else, but… I don’t know, I’m okay with pieces of papers πŸ˜‚
        You’re welcome! ❀

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  19. I don’t use bookmarks that much either! In fact the only reason I’ve started using them is because I got a few in my Fairy Loot subscription boxes so I actually have them on hand now. Before I would use anything on hand which tended to be either receipts or old train tickets. Hey, whatever works right?
    I’m surprised only two characters have shared your name, but then again I think about how many characters have shared my name and it’s very few. I know there have been one or two but I couldn’t tell you the books they were in (for some reason Mikaela strikes me as a more common name than Bethany, so I’d expect more characters to have the same name).
    I love these confessions, and actually reading the book to film adaptations you’re behind on made me realise how many I’m behind on too! πŸ˜€ Great post. ❀

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    • Yep, I probably still wouldn’t use bookmarks if I didn’t end up getting them accidentally by going to conventions and festivals. πŸ˜‚

      Haha, I’d actually think Bethany is more a common name! I feel like I’ve read that as more of a side character though. There are so many spellings of my name that it’s rare to find one spelled like mine! πŸ˜„

      Thank you! ❀️

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  20. Ah so I also don’t use bookmarks when reading. I tend to take them out when reading and forget to put them back in. Then next thing I know, I’ve lost my bookmark and I’m better off just trying to remember what page I was on. Sometimes I use pieces of paper, but that’s about it.
    When it comes to rereads it 100% depends on the book. I am very picky about what I reread because there are a lot that I attempt to reread but don’t make it all the way through them

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  21. Finally someone who doesn’t like audiobooks!! I feel like I’m alone in this train, but I can’t just make myself listen to one! I’ve tried, and I hardly remembered anythingπŸ˜….

    I’m a bit competitive reader as well, though not as much as you I think, haha. But I love re-reading books, though I don’t do it as often as I want (there’s something about re-experiencing everything that warms my heart!).

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    • Yeah, I feel like so many people love audiobooks, but I do not! I really wish I did, though, since I could read more books! πŸ˜„

      That’s true! I feel like I tend to re-read books more because I want to see my opinions have changed and less for comfort! I’ve re-read the Divergent trilogy, the City of Bones trilogy, and the Winner’s trilogy just to see if I felt differently about them, which is probably why I don’t re-read often!

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  22. Ahaha I love this post!! I DEFINITELY cannot do audiobooks — I am a very visual person so I have to have the book with me if I ever do audiobooks, and then I just end up reading ahead anyways. And omg I haven’t cried that much either over reading books??? I’ve cried like four times, except two of them were over books that I don’t really care about now haha. But I’ve definitely teared up a lot.

    OH MY GOD CHARACTERS LITERALLY MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME?? Like yes it has to have a good plot, but to me, there is no story without the characters and if I don’t like the characters, the book has no chance of me liking it. also 1) YES to avoiding big books — sometimes I really wanna read them because of good things I’ve heard about them, but I just… ugh. TOO BIG. TOO SCARY. and 2) I’m kind of competitive?? I’m mostly competitive with myself, because I know I’m a slowish reader and can’t compare to others haha.

    LOVE THIS POST, MIKAELA!! ❀

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    • I also read ahead! I have this issue with other people reading to me. They always seem like they’re reading SO SLOW, and I’m just like, “Can you please move on???” Like, I have memories of reading with another girl when I was young and she read SO SLOW and it was absolute torture. I feel like a terrible person. πŸ˜‚

      I tend to tear up more than actually cry, and that’s really it! I’m more emotional in real life, I think! 😝

      Yeah, I’m that one person who worries I’ll read a 600+ book and then end up hating it and wasting my time; it’s so dumb. πŸ˜…

      THANK YOU MAY! 😘

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  23. I DESPISE AUDIOBOOKS, they make me so uncomfortable for some reason, and i couldn’t retain anything from the book πŸ˜› i could probably only listen to an audiobook for a book i’ve already read!

    i used to use bookmarks as a kid, but i completely stopped using them?? i usually stop at actual chapters now, so it’s easier to remember. (ironic because my blog name is bookmarkd)

    loved this post, book blogger confessions are always so fun to read πŸ˜›

    ~ noor

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    • Yeah, I just can’t retain any sort of info when it comes to that stuff! I really wish I could, though.

      I also try to stop at the end of chapters, but I often read in school, and I can’t really control how much I read before I have to do something else, so bookmarks it is!

      Thank you so much! ❀️

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  24. I love rereading books (and probably do more than I should) but my mom hates it and we’re both so confused by each other lol
    Also, I often end up disliking the characters with my name! (not that it’s very common) Maybe it’s a competitive thing.

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  25. Haha this is an awesome post!!! Your first point about not liking re-reading books made me gasp…only because this year I have read 7 books so far and 5 of them were rereads hahaha. I actually feel a bit ashamed about it because I feel like I should be reading new stuff…I just haven’t been in the mood!!!

    I don’t use “bookmarks” but I do use my train card as a kind of bookmark. I read on the train and find it easier if it’s in my book already haha.

    Alas, I have never come across a character with my name. And my name is spelled “Steff” so I don’t class “Steph” as being my name hahaha. I know that is so snobby but in my head, they sound different!!

    This post was super fun!!

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    • I mean, I’ve been reading a mix of new books and books that have been on my TBR pile for a while, and I haven’t been too impressed so far, so maybe I’M the wrong one! πŸ˜‚

      That makes sense! I like to put things together that I look at often to make sure I remember them haha.

      Ah, yes, I actually can’t recall reading a book about a Stephanie or a Steff! I actually find it a miracle to find my name spelled the way I do since Mikaela has about 29271828 different spellings. πŸ˜‚

      Thank you! ❀️

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  26. I love, love, love bookish confession posts! It’s always so fun seeing what kind of readers people are!

    To this day, I don’t use bookmarks. I either dog-ear the page or I’ll use a sticky tab and put it on the top of the page to find my place in the book and that’s it. I don’t even think I own any bookmarks? xD And about not counting graphic novels – I don’t read many, so it’s not something I worry about IF I read one and count it towards my reading goal. Last year I read one graphic novel and two poetry collections and while those are obviously much shorter and quicker to read than a full-blown book, I still counted it towards my reading goal because I rarely read them.

    Also, while big books can be pretty intimidating, especially if it’s the start to a series or something, I do usually love them more than shorter books because we get to spend more time with the characters and the world. I do feel different about contemporaries though, those definitely don’t need to be 500+ pages long!

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    • Yeah, I’m pretty sure that if I had no bookmarks, I’d still be using whatever the heck. πŸ˜‚

      That’s true! I don’t read them as often as I want to, but then I feel like I tend to read them when I’m behind. 😬 Like, when I was on Goodreads, my urge to finish books was ten times worse, and I read so many one-minute short stories just so I could show off. πŸ˜…

      Ooh, yeah, I feel like I can attribute it to my changing taste! Fantasy used to be my fave genre, and now it’s not as much? So that’s probably my aversion to big books as well!

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  27. I don’t hate rereading, but I simply never do it? I feel guilty towards all my unread books immediately and.. well.. that.
    I do want to reread the HP’s this year though! It’s been years and years since I read them all. I think I only read the first three books multiple times? So I feel like a reread is in order, haha.

    Thanks to sub boxes I have tons of bookmarks and I keep using.. well.. grocery lists? Anything that’s small and bookmark-ish?
    I simply cannot be bothered to head to my bookmarks and take one if I need one. I’ll just take whatever’s around me..

    Reading fast is LIVE! I love reading a lot, and fast. Starting and finishing the same book in a day? It seriously gives me some kind of kick or something. I don’t know.
    I’m weird.

    I like big books and I cannot lie! But I’m intimidated by them as well. I like picking up a new book every two or three days and with those monsters that simply isn’t possible. Currently reading the Throne of Glass-series and.. well, they aren’t exactly the thinnest either but it’s easier because I LOVE THE STORY.
    So I guess it’s okay if it’s a series? But things like.. IT by Stephen King is.. like.. huge AND creepy. I don’t know about that one.

    I LOVE YOUR SIXTH CONFESSION. I can be soooo competitive when it comes to reading but.. I don’t really show it? And I simply make myself competitive by making all these monthly challenges and joining readathons and then having a challenge where you “only have to tick off five prompts” BUT I WANT TO DO THEM ALL.
    Also, how many books are you reading this year / how many pages? Let’s make it a competition! HAHA.

    Audiobooks.. Feel your pain. I simply can’t focus on it. I keep thinking about other things and.. well, I don’t hear anything of the story. Which makes it pointless to even try anymore..
    Just give me the actual book, please..

    I don’t even want to know how many times I’ve cried because of books.. 180 Seconds by Jessica Park broke me in 180 pieces and I honestly still have not recovered.

    Apparently a loooot of your confessions are mine as well, haha.
    As for my name in a book; I only remember one specific time when the Kathy was the evil bitch of high school but she was like a side-side character and I’m happy for it because I hate high school bitches and I did not want to hate myself. Nope.

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    • WOW, I AM SO SORRY. I meant to write way more than that. πŸ™ˆ

      I absolutely love reading books in one day! I don’t do it as often anymore, mainly because I used to JUST be into reading, but now I’m into blogging and watching TV and movies and I’m busy with school etc.

      I CANT WITH BIG BOOKS. I wish I could.

      I also don’t really show it. But I saw someone else read 28 books in January and how and why and can I do that as well! I settled with 200 books this year, and I’ve already been thrown off because I had the flu all week this past week and had a headache since I didn’t feel like reading and then I have so much school work to catch up with. I CRY. I’m counting on the summer to catch up.

      Haha, I really wish I had positive Mikaela influences. Ah well. πŸ˜‚

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      • Hahaha, that’s okay! πŸ˜›

        I read Legend yesterday, IN A DAY and I felt so freaking proud of myself, haha! Then I went “Okay, now I’m going to finish Prodigy as well today. I’m going to rule the reading world!” but got distracted playing Sims and before I knew it five hours had passed and.. Yeah.. Oops?

        Maybe you have to pick one GIANT book every year and try to read a chapter a week or something? Like, a side-project? I don’t know; just a thought, haha.

        28?! HOW EVEN. I settled on 150 for this year because it’ll be the first full year of actual blogging and reading since I only found that bookish love again in June last year and I honestly don’t even know how much I can read in a year? I think I’ll go over 150 though since I’m already ahead of schedule – oops.
        Oh boooo, that sucks! I hope you’re cured by now! It sucks when you’re so sick you can’t even read. Most of the time I’m lucky and I’m able to just curl up in bed, switching between sleeping and reading but sometimes sleeping is all I do and even lifting my head is too much to ask. :/
        Hope you can catch up on everything though! Sending you some good vibes! ❀

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  28. Thank god I am not the only one who can’t use audiobooks. I can’t seem to get past their voices. When I read it has to be my own voice in my head I hear or I can’t concentrate. Plus I can’t visualize anything when I listen to it I have to see the words. Mine is that I still haven’t finished the Harry Potter series πŸ™ˆ. Wonderful post!

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  29. Haha… Loved ur post even though my feelings are exactly opposite to yours in many cases… except I am a fast reader too… Three days for a trilogy is kinda my style too πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
    But I loooove rereading my favorites – especially as audiobooks, I cry a lot while reading (actually I love books that make me cry), fall in love with characters all the time…

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  30. I’m not a big fan of re-reading books either! Everyone else reads the same books over and over but I can’t help but get bored? I can only get through half the book before I’m giving up

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  31. i don’t hate rereading per se, i just don’t think i have time for it?? i try to reread as often as i could, but in general i prefer not to. i also don’t count graphic novels, along with novella and poetry into my reading challenge… they just don’t feel like a book for me ‘-‘ and i’m also very behind on this adaptation thingy, but only because i chose to not watching them anymore πŸ˜€

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    • Yes, I think that also plays a part for me as well. If I just sat around and did nothing, maybe I’d re-read, but I feel like the fact that I’m so busy all the time, I just don’t?

      Yep, exactly! I know length doesn’t make the book, but still…I feel like it’s cheating to me if I say, “I read 150 books!” and 100 of them were The Walking Dead comic books. 😝

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  32. Hahaha I loved that last confession! πŸ˜‚I haven’t read a single book with my name as one the characters either – never read Bridget Jones’s Diary and I don’t think I ever will.

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  33. I read a lot of comic books, so I purposefully make my reading goals excessive so I can count them, too. I like the idea of re-reading books, and I’ve been trying to do it at least once a month (fail), but there’s always something new I want to read instead. I keep telling myself I’ll be better.

    I used to obsessively use bookmarks, and now I dog-ear my pages. I don’t think I’ve ever shared a name with a book character, but I’ve never really thought about it.

    I didn’t like audiobooks until I had kids! They can’t tear those pages out, and it helps to be able to listen to them in the background while I’m doing other things. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t get through as many books.

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    • Oh, that re-reading a book once a month thing actually isn’t a bad idea! I think I should actually try that sometime! πŸ˜„

      Yes, I think the main reason why I want to love audiobooks is that they’re so convenient and helpful, especially since it busy and sometimes tired! But I can’t and I hate it! 😩

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  34. Same with not reading Mockingjay! I cannot get through it for some reason. I always stop around page 18, and then after that, I just cannot read more. Also, fellow eleventh grader here! High five! ❀ I don't think I'm going to pick up Mockingjay again, but more power to you for wanting to and I hope you get a chance to finally pick it back up!

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  35. I like knowing there are bookworms out there that don’t like using audiobooks. I recently got into annotating my books, but I also just like physical books more. I feel like it’s easier for me to keep up with what’s going on and I find it hard to find good narrators for books I want to read. Also, what even are bookmarks?! The only reason I have any is because I got them in my FairyLoot boxes, and we get stray ones in returned books at work sometimes. And as for your shame of never finishing Mockingjay, I personally haven’t read The Deathly Hallows yet, and I’ve read the rest of the Harry Potter series four times now, so don’t let it get you down πŸ™‚

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    • I agree; I also find it so much easier to follow things when I read a book physically or as an ebook, though I do confess that sometimes I can read a book and just lose focus. πŸ˜‚

      I honestly don’t understand how people get bookmarks?? If I didn’t attend so many conventions, I would have zero. I just don’t understand the point of wasting money on a bookmark. πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

      Ah, that’s good to know! I loved the Deathly Hallows; it made me tear up a little! I’m definitely hoping to read it this year!

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  36. I’m not a re-reader either, mostly because there are so many books that I want to read! I can’t get into audiobooks either. As soon as the talking starts, I tune out, and it’s crazy because I LOVE podcasts. I think it has to do with me being a visual learner. I need to see the words to comprehend the story.

    I haven’t seen my name in a book yet. If I ever find my name in a book, I think it might become my new favorite, no matter how terrible the book might be LOL!

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  37. I cant re-read. I don’t like big books. And I am more of a plot girl than character girl. When someone says “this is a very character driven book” I tend to NOT read it >.< hahah I just don't care all that much (to an extent). I want the characters to be interesting but I don't need a whole lot for that to happen.

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