Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Top Ten Bookish Confessions

Bonjour! Today on the blog we have Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the fab ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish (hit the pic below to go on over to their page).

This week's list is Top Ten Book Confessions. I know it can be anything however I already know in advance that I won't hit anywhere close to 10 for this list.

1) I  seriously stress over not reading a series in the correct order. Some good examples of things that I have put off reading (or continuing to read) because I'm not sure what to read first are:

  • The Tudor series by Philippa Gregory. These books were apparently written in a different order than what they go in timeline wise, and I have read several recommendations to read them in both ways, so which do you go by? 
  • The Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. I have read Bitten, and I liked it, but what do you read next? Stolen or Men of the Otherworld? I have heard arguments for both, so I stopped after Bitten and every time I think about the series, I get stressed.
  • The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. Had I orginially know these series were related, I would have started with TMI and then moved to TID, however I read Clockwork Angel first. I know everyone says it doesn't matter, so I had to develop a sophisticated (not really sophisticated at all, but whatever) reading plan, and it took me a long time to decide.
PS: If you have any guidance on these, feel free to leave it in the comments!

2) I have a library card for 2 different provinces and actively use them both. I am from Nova Scotia, and always used my library card. When I moved to Newfoundland I got one for here too. I still get ebooks using my NS library card, and paper and ebooks with my NL one.

3) I hate when they use movie covers for book covers. So much so, that I have not read a book soley for this reason.

4) I don't normally take the time to read about or learn anything about authors until I am done a book or series by them. If it turns out I think they are a jerk, I will immediately hate their book even if it rocks.

*OMG, I totally forgot about this until I read someone elses post, but this was sooo good I had to update. When I was really young I was returning my books to the library when it was closed and my dad was talking to a friend. I went to put them in the reutrn slot, but threw them in the garbage next to the slot by accident. I had an $86 dollar fine - the cost of replacing the books I had thrown out. *face-palm* I can't believe I forgot about that,

And, that's all I can think of. I probably have more I could 'confess' but right now, nothing stands out in my mind. 1 & 2 were the only ones that immediately came to mind when I read this topic.

Looking forward to reading yours!


  1. I just giggled at the library slot/garbage story! How awful, but also kind of a little bit funny.

    Movie book covers are totally the bane of my bookshelf. I have very very few and will always opt for the original cover.

  2. I still haven't read the Tudor series so I have no idea what order they go in, but I plan on reading The Other Boleyn Girl first - according to Goodreads, The Constant Princess is the first book in the series (ooh I have that one too! forgot about that), and then TOBG. You can see the list here. Does that help?

    I've read Bitten and Stolen, the two go together really well so I recommend that. I really really loved them and have been collecting the other books in the series, but since the next book switches to the witch whose name I've forgotten, and Elena doesn't come back till later, I've been putting them off. I can never remember the order of that series either, but I always check Goodreads (I wish so much that Chapters had access to Goodreads or something, so that when I'm browsing I can find out a) if I have the book already, and b) which is the first one!! That would be so helpful!).

    I've only read the first book in the Mortal Instruments series, but I keep buying them when they come out. Soooooo far behind now it's not funny! Also got the first Clockwork book too. I think they're all in storage now, won't be able to get at them until we move back to Australia next year.

    I too hate it when books have the movie cover, I don't like buying them - mostly, and this might sound shallow, but mostly because I don't want people to think that I only got the book because there's a movie!

    I can't believe you threw books in the bin!! I would have fished them out. ;)

    1. In my defense, I didn't know it was the garbage! I was pretty young, my dad should have been watching. It wasn't until the library called and said I never returned the books that my dad found out that is what I must have done!

  3. Oh my goodness, that's one heck of a library fine! It's awful, but I can't help but find it funny.
    And yes, I am totally with you on the movie covers make awful book covers.
    Here’s my TTT

  4. I also only want to read series in series order..which means if I pick up a "second in the series" at a sale, I won't read it till I get the first. And I feel the same way about movie
    book covers.
    I tend to get interested in authors after I read their books. There is one author I like who turned out to have been involved in a famous murder case years before (as one of the killers). That was a shocker.

  5. I often read books out of order in a series...when I bother to read past the first one! I know, I know...quirky!

  6. I LOATHE movie book covers as well!

  7. I read Bitten & Stolen - and it worked for me. Try FictFact.com for tracking series, and seeing the order.