If you’re a fan of Sophie Kinsella’s bestselling Shopaholic series (like me) you may be excited to hear that the NEW installment in the series is coming out on Tuesday!!! I’m not sure about you but I thought the Shopaholic series had ended years ago, so imagine my excitement when I found out about Shopaholic to the Stars! In the spirit of Shopaholic, I’ve decided to share my confessions as a readaholic! (Bookaholic? Mini confession: I generally don’t like made up words that end with -holic.)
1. I love the Shopaholic series.
This is not really a confession as my love for this series is pretty widely known now, but I used to pretend that I didn’t read them because somehow I felt like light, funny reads like the Shopaholic books were somehow less legitimate than heavy-hitting “literary” works. I’ve gotten over that idea and so I’m so happy and proud to say that I will read anything that Sophie Kinsella writes, especially any Shopaholic books she releases.
2. I feel bad rating books on a 5 star system.
Somehow I feel like it’s impossible to rate books accurately with this system. I don’t use an objective scale when I give ratings, so a lot of my books are rated inconsistently. For this reason, I don’t give books ratings on my blog because I would rather just guide the right readers to the book rather than give it a blanket rating.
3. I never used the word “bookish” before becoming a book blogger.
Even though I have always been bookish, for some reason this word hadn’t popped up before I started seeing it around book blogs. Now I use the phrase quite often!
4. Similarly, before becoming a book blogger, I had no idea that ARCs existed.
Call me naive, but I never thought about Advanced Reading Copies before I started blogging. I had no idea that they even existed! (Did I just assume that reviewers just read the newly-released book in a day??)
5. I judge books by their covers.
I feel pretty guilty about this, but beautiful books are just so… beautiful! If I had unlimited funds I would definitely cover buy more often. That being said, if a book’s synopsis is interesting enough, I can overlook the fact that it has a cover that doesn’t grab my attention.
6. I resist the phrases “ALL THE FEELS” and “I can’t even” because I feel like we should articulate our feelings more accurately.
However, there are certain situations that will make me feel like saying those phrases. For example: My reaction after seeing Gone Girl in theatres (“I can’t even”), and Luke and Becky Brandon’s love in the Shopaholic series give me “all the feels”.
7. I’m very competitive with myself.
For example, if I read 5 books last month, I’ll want to outdo myself and read more than 5 books the next month. Sometimes this leads me to read too quickly. I’m working on it.
8. I’m a total scaredy cat.
If there’s anything remotely frightening/not normal in a book it’ll usually make me scared. An example: the wardrobe “scene” in Jane Eyre made me worried about my wardrobe for days… That’s why, even though I think it’s a great idea, I’m not participating in any spooky readathons this month.
9. Brevity is not my strong suit.
Sometimes I think my posts are too long because of this. Again, I’m working on it! (And a quick thank you to those who read my blogs regardless of length!!)
10. I almost never schedule posts even though I mean to!
I think not scheduling posts is a bad habit of mine. I think that I’m going to try to work harder on this, because the few times I have scheduled posts it’s been so great! Plus, giving myself more time to read over what I’ve written is always good… hmmm… I guess weekend blogging sessions are going to become my new thing!
Do you have any confessions as a reader or a book blogger? Are you as excited about Shopaholic to the Stars as I am? Don’t forget to check back for my review of it!