Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & The Bookish
This weeks topic is:
1.) I was a Twilight Hater:
I never read Twilight until... it was about to come out on DVD. I know, weird. But, I was like uhhhh I am not into VAMPIRES like that. This was BEFORE book blogging. My "IRL" friend Angela @ Reading Angel told me time and time again to read them but I thought... "hey, they sound so weird" And to me they did. I had Twilight on my shelf forever. I finally said What the hell, I'm going to read these and hate them. So let's get this started. You have to understand before "book blogging" I read mystery, crime, romance, mafia style murder/revenge/romance. You know. All adult. LOL
So I read that book in oh, 3 hours. Yes. I never read so fast in my life. So then I shut the book. Throw on some flip flops. Grab my purse, and run out the door to Walmart... at 3am! I bought all of them. & devoured them within the next couple days.
2.) Coupons...& hesitation:
I think it's ok to buy books when there is a coupon. I will pinch that cart to the $50 or whatever it need to be to get that % or $ off. Then I sit looking at the cart, thinking "Loretta, you really don't need these... I mean look around" Then I will... and I will agree with my good brain and say NO. Then I will log out... log back in, it's a process over and over ... until I just do it. Then my good brain says... "WHY, WHY... " and I just snicker and walk away... mission accomplished.
3.) I am a book talker...
Yeah, I mean my mom can vouch for this... I tend to get into very long drawled out book conversations with people who have no idea what I'm talking about... I'll start talking about something that will remind me of a book, or I would have just finished a book that was amazing and I will tell my mom this REALLY long story, and her reply: "Mmmm hmmm" or "Alrighty Then".
4.) I hate the Library:
Yes. I'm sorry. I really really do. It's like the place for book abuse. First you must know I am a germ a phobic.... Second I am very anal about taking care of books... I once spilled something on my Breaking Dawn hardcover and about had a panic attack. Literally. IT WAS KOOL-AID.
So, I tend to freak out when I pick up a book that has been dog eared to death, or has random stains or things that look like they fell out of peoples noses... yeah. Gag me, gross.
5.) Do not Disturb:
Music: No. Talking: No. TV: No.
When I read I do not like to have conversations, or watch tv, or have slow Beethoven music playing. It's distracting. & if I'm distracted I can't focus on the book and I tend to not read and do something else, or I get really aggravated. It's does not have to be SO QUIET, but I like my reading area to be noiseless... or I will take my gun shooting ear plugs and put them in!!!!!!!!!!!!
6.) Make up names:
If I have a book that the name is freaking off the wall... (Usually in HIGH FANTASY, like omg) I make a name up. Yes. If the name is something like... (& yes I am making this up) Ikeashiyua. I am going to call you Ikea. Because I can say that. So sometimes I tend to give characters my own names. Or I shorten worlds, blah blah because really... I can't sit there and pronounce that.. so maybe think about making names a little easier... GOSH!
7.) Grammar... huh?
So I am not that "proper". Spelling and all that is not my cup of tea. I love reading, I am very smart at times. hehe, but when it comes to using the right (insert word) when it needs to be used.. well don't ask me because I am not sure. I will try my best & I usually ask my husband "Which (their, there, they're) should I use... I mean really I think one word should have one meaning because omg. REALLY confusing to me.
So for me writing reviews takes time, and I give up often.
8.) I have rules:
When someone borrows a book, I have guidelines... Yeah!
I will even supply you with a bookmark... to insure you do not dog ear my pages... There are a FEW people I know who I let borrow books. All my books look NEW even after they have been read... besides a FEW from my jr. high / high school days... & that's because when they were given to me they was not new.
9.) My Mission:
I find myself pushing books on people who DON'T read. My mom does not like to read. I have got her to read 2 books. She has #3... which she has not read... since NOVEMBER... but that's ok.. NOT! ;-)
I read so much when my dad stayed with us, he started reading & read and really enjoyed Twilight.. & bought the other books... + I bought him The Hunger Games. But my Best Friend I cannot seem to break and it aggravates me so bad. I will break her one day.
10.) To Serious:
I take my blog to serious at time & I have to take a step back from it. Whether I didn't get any comments on a post, or I didn't get anything posted in days I get a little upset. I take it personally and feel at that moment "Blog Failure" when in reality I know that it's not.