Lists = greatness which I thank my mother for.
1. I am 16 years old.I'm still a junior in high school, but I AM in college at the same time. Might be a bit confusing, I know. However, I dual enroll in a college nearby while I still do high school work. I have heard of high school bloggers, but usually, they are seniors in high school. So if any of you are high school junior bloggers, give me a shout-out! (I also hope adult/older bloggers on here do not now regard me as "too young." Please still like me!)
|Mother/daughter reading duo!|
2. Adult books have a place in my heart.It sounds shocking since this is a YA blog, but I was first introduced to reading through adult books. Well, at least that's how I remember it. I was always very picky about my reading and the only books I actually remember (right now) only really liking were the Christy Miller series, the Mandy series, and the Elizabeth Gail series. The other books were my mom's. The Hawk and the Jewel (and the rest of the Kensington Chronicles) by Lori Wick will ALWAYS have a place in my heart. It, along with other Lori Wick books and books in my mom's closet (even Amish!), are my go-to read when I want to reread something. You know how when you pack for a vacation, you will bring new books, but always have at least one book for "safety?" What if you don't like the new books? What if you're not in the mood for them? The books my mother introduced me to are definitely my safety books. (Seven Daughters and Seven Sons is the book my sister introduced me to that got me to start liking her books a bit more)
3. I haven't read Harry Potter.I know I really should considering the characters and books pop up in every Top Ten Tuesday post! To be honest, it never really interested me and my mom wasn't big into me reading witchcraft of any sort (Narnia does not count). Now that I'm a blogger, I really want to know the appeal. Hermoine sounds awesome and it helps that I can picture Emma Watson. Also, I have to confess that I have not read Twilight either. I will NEVER read that. I'm sorry to you all Twi-hards.
4. I am a Les Miserables fan.It might not be a whoop-dee-doo to you all, but it IS to me. I read it for school last year and it was one of the most interesting school books I ever read. Sure, I had check cliff notes some and there was a bit of skimming, BUT it was interesting. Goosebumps pop up whenever I watch the Les Mis trailer to no fail.
I CANNOT WAIT.
5. Mr. Darcy = love.Yes, there are LOTS of fictional guys that I absolutely adore and wish I had. Peeta, Michael, Perry, Roar...I can go on. You can actually see my list of Top Ten Fictional Crushes if you click on the link. Hint, hint. But Mr. Darcy is so swoon-tastic. However, I didn't list him in my Top Ten because I don't remember much of what I thought of him in the book. I had to read Pride and Prejudice for school in, I think, middle school? Was not impressed. I am, though, in love with the 2005 movie version. All the girls in my family can re-watch it and keep re-watching it without it ever getting old.
6. Blogger friends are awesome.A perk of being in the blogosphere is the friends! Sure, we never meet (some do) and they don't even know my REAL name, but they are a great bunch of people. We get to squeal over books, encourage each other, comment on posts, and support! I'm new to blogging, but I have already "met" some awesome people. I thought my sister was crazy when she said she had friends on here, but (don't tell her) SHE WAS RIGHT.
7. My dream is to travel.My first priority is New York. NY is the one place I have been strongly dreaming about for my whole stinking life. After that, I fully intend to study abroad for a semester in Europe and then travel in Africa. I hope to see Boston someday and even take my little sister to Hong Kong (I have no idea why that's her dream place, but it is). Russia is even a fascination with me since I have always loved Anastasia. So traveling is my biggest dream. They also have some very cool book covers overseas.
8. My Christmas list is a big thing to me.I can tell a lot of how I like the book by asking myself if I would put it on my Christmas list. My Christmas list is very special to me. I don't ask for just anything. Well, I might sometimes just to beef it up, but usually I think really hard on what I want. Do I really want to own that book? Will I EVER read that again? It was good, but worth rereading? My Christmas List is basically a guideline for how I liked a book I read.
9. I have so many book ideas.I have tried to write them, but I can't seem to do it. Writing summaries or certain scenes or even what the characters are like are more fun to me. Maybe someday I'll write a book, but I would really rather give someone else the idea.
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Makes me smile every time I read it.
10. I mispronounce. A lot.You know, as a blogger and a slightly intellectual person, you would think I would not have a problem with things like mispronunciation. I guess that's the problem with reading. You see it, but they don't pronounce it for you. Genre, meme, Amish...there are so many others that I have problems with. I FINALLY got Amish down, but I keep forgetting the former two.
Alright, the list is pretty tame. No shocking revelations, pregnancies, or soap opera situations. There aren't even really weird bookish confessions. These are just MY confessions, MY quirks, and MY feelings. Some people might have the same confessions, some people might think they are stupid, or some people might think differently.
It does feel good to declare it all to the world. I recommend it. And you all know ten more things about me instead of just a pseudonym.
11. I am Downton Abbey-obsessed.I will be happy to converse/squeal/rant/WHATEVER with you about books, but also Downton Abbey. Oh my gosh, love that show. (It got renewed for a 4th season!)
What are YOUR confessions? Do you have some of the same?