The other day, I saw a post where someone shared some of her dirty little reading secrets, and I thought it was a great idea. I have about a million dirty little reading secrets. I thought I’d share a few with you today.
There were many school assigned books I didn’t finish and have no desire to ever finish. I never finished Walden or Paradise Lost. If a piece of writing didn’t do anything for me, or I had a lot of other work I had to finish first, I’d skim it or read a summary.
I don’t read any books by Nicholas Sparks anymore because someone always dies. I just can’t handle it these days. It’s become something he’s known for, and I don’t always feel like reading a sad book. Now if you can tell me one of his books remains death free, I will be happy to read it.
I have the inability to go to the library to return books and not come out with a whole stack of new books. It’s actually really bad. I try to “cleanse” myself of library books because I have stacks of them sitting around the house, but I always come back with more….
I didn’t like Sense and Sensibility or Lord of the Flies for that matter. Those were two of my least favorite books I had to read. I just didn’t understand the appeal. I tried reading Sense and Sensibility again, but it just didn’t work out.
I really don’t understand what all the hype about Twilight is all about. Please do not hate on me all you Twilight fans. But I just don’t get the appeal of a sparkly vampire who stares at someone while she sleeps. It’s just creepy. I have read the first book which I thought was boring until pretty much the end. I just don’t get it.
I hate reading a book only to find out that it’s part of a series and not the first one. This is a pretty big pet peeve of mine and one I should be more conscious of. It’s happened too many times.
I’ve stopped reading books because I think the author has completely ruined the characters. The most notable is Voyager where Diana Gabaldon completely ruined Jamie for me. And I LOVED Jamie and didn’t think it was possible for him to be ruined. I stand corrected. I couldn’t finish that book because I thought he did something so out of character that I couldn’t handle it.
It annoys me when covers of books don’t match the characters’ descriptions. I read a book recently where the male lead had a mustache. His mustache was mentioned often enough in the book that the cover artist had to have picked up on it. The man on the cover most definitely did not have a mustache.
So those are a few of my dirty little reading secrets. Do you have any of your own? I encourage you to share them with us!