This week's topic from The Broke and the Bookish is ten bookish confessions, so here goes...
PS. All of these were really hard to come up with, and most of them aren't real confessions.
1. I haven't read the Harry Potter series and don't plan to. All the magic/wizard stuff is the reason and I know, I know, that is not like "the point" of the series or anything. But still. (This is probably not a secret. Are these things supposed to be secrets? I don't even know.)
2. I sometimes search out horrible reviews of books I love. I don't quite know why. Just to prove how truly subjective all this book stuff is, maybe.
3. I hate dog-earing, but doesn't everybody?
4. I way prefer physical copies to ebooks. Especially when it comes to YA. I'm not quite sure why, but I'm (mostly) fine with buying ebooks of memoirs or adult titles, but when it comes to YA the only reason I ever buy an ebook is if it's way, way cheaper and not something I think I'd want to keep or write in or reread.
5. Sometimes my opinion of a book changes drastically over time. I can think of at least two books that I was totally hooked on as I was reading them, but after a few days of sitting on the book realized that I really, really didn't care for them. These books were hard to put down, but it didn't make them good.
6. Casual drug use is probably my number one pet peeve in YA books. Or at least, it's the surest way to make me set a book down and not pick it back up again.
7. I loathe the terms "fluff" and "beach read." They always feel super-insulting and dismissive to me. And I've even used the term "fluff" myself; I even hate when I do it. I wish there were a better term for light, cute books. Something that doesn't sound so dismissive.
8. It bugs me when all the characters and a book have dull names. A book full of Mary, Bill, John, and Beth bores me. And it's so stupid, I know, but I just hate getting the feeling that the author didn't care about the character's names. This is such a silly thing. I feel silly even writing it but it's true.
9. It's cheaper for me to buy books than check them out of the library. Honestly, I'm such a chronically late book returner that the library should just have my face on a flyer up front: DO NOT LEND TO THIS PERSON. It's awful. Sorry, librarians, I really mean to return the books on time. Really!
10. It makes me laugh when people associate YA so strongly with vampires and paranormal romances. Probably this is because (with the notable exception of Twilight) these are precisely the YA books I know nothing about.