I Got Tagged: The Reader Confessions Tag

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(I should be doing an assignment right now but I am literally so stressed that I feel like my head is going to pop. I need a break. Let’s do this.)

Hey everyone! Aww, I missed doing one of these. I actually miss writing here as well, but your girl is one term away from graduating. With that said, my superiors at my previous internship gave me such a lovely advice that I keep doing what I love and let that be my consolation after a hard day’s work. Nothing came to mind except for leisure that comes from reading and blogging. Now, today’s not the time for such a story. Today, we are doing a tag! I genuinely missed doing these, so let’s just go ahead and do one. For this particular tag, I was tagged by Anna at My Bookish DreamΒ (thank you so much! <3). Today’s tag is The Reader Confessions tag, wherein I got shocked by some of the questions. It’s time to confess (or you know, laugh and sweat nervously.)

1. Have you ever damaged a book?

  • Yes. I’m not really proud of the experience, but to be fair I was in first grade and no one has told me about proper book care and maintenance. It’s a horror story; me sharing it will only traumatize your souls as it involves water.

2. Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

  • Okay this one is somewhat in a gray area. It was a book I borrowed from the library, but I thought the book was trash. I just loathed it, and it was simply infuriating. To be fair, the only damage it got was the tearing on the plastic cover.

3. How long does it take you to read a book?

  • It depends. I have proven and tested that I can read a book in a span of hours back when I was in 5th grade. But it can also take months, especially when the reading slump that hits me is a particularly awful one. Based on that, maybe the average is it usually takes me a week. (Wow, we can actually make this into a discussion. Interesting.)

4. Books that you haven’t finished?

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  • *nervous laughs* HAHAHA. HAHA. HA. Next question, please?

5. Hyped/Popular books you didn’t like?

  • I DNFed Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone series. I never got to proceed to the end of it, but I am aware. I mean, there are so many spoilers around. I don’t mind seeing them on my timeline because I just don’t want to continue on.
  • I also DNFed Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series upon reaching Unravel Me because I have had enough of Juliette’s whatever-ness. But if Kenji gets a solo book, I may be willing to accept redemption.
  • Another one is Benjamin Alire Saenz’s The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. As much as I love Ari and Dante, I just felt like I was going nowhere reading Salvi’s story. They’re finding themselves, I know. But of all the books I said, this one has the highest probability of being reread. Who knows? Maybe?

6. Is there a bookΒ you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?

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  • Oh lots. I have read so many doujinshis this year that I have already lost count. But I wouldn’t exactly share my thoughts since 1) most of the doujins have the same plot, meaning I can’t really do a full-blown review if all I can say is within the spectrum of “OMG” and “oh wow how hot can they get?”, 2) content-wise maybe my blog is not prepared for that kind of steam yet and, 3) everyone has their guilty pleasure; doujins are mine. Let’s all move along. (Plus not all of them are listed on Goodreads, y’know?) πŸ˜‚

7. How many books do you own?

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  • Hey, I don’t know. How many software engineers does it take to change a light bulb? EXACTLY. Who knows?

8. Are you a fast or a slow reader?

  • Again, it really depends. Sometimes when a book is so good, I can read it in a day or two. But when a slump hits me, it usually takes me months. With this messed up head of mine, who knows the definite answer really? I read fast and slow. There is no in between.

9. Do you like to buddy read?

  • I really like the concept of buddy reading, but we will have to go back on the concept of reading fast or slow. To be honest, I haven’t really found someone who seems to match my reading pace. I guess I will just have to test this out with my World Literature class since I’m partnered with someone and we need to read a book together. We’ll see.

10. If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?

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  • Surprise! Like I would let a tag post go by without mentioning The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. *cue evil laugh* Nonetheless, I will have to shove this book for the -enth time on this blog. I love it too much, okay? The reason being that it’s that one book that has too many memories attached to it that I can’t help but lean to it no matter what.

Tagging these lovely people! Share your confessions with me. Or if you have already done this tag, feel free to spice it up a bit or link your previous tag below. ❀

Rafael at The Royal Polar Bear Reads

Shaine at Wanderer in Neverland

Karina at Afire Pages

Kate at The Backwards Bookshelf

Karla at Reads and Thoughts

Kat at Kat Reads

Nicka at Read by Nicka

Shealea at The Bookshelf Bitch

Yay! Another successful tag done. 😊 Please don’t throw pillows at me. Kidding. I really miss being active here more often. With that said, what reader confessions have you kept inside you for a long time? Let me know!

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15 thoughts on “I Got Tagged: The Reader Confessions Tag

  1. Good luck with the end of college! It’s completely understandable if you’re not that active on here. I’m sure you already have a lot of stress when it comes to school, you shouldn’t stress about blogging as well, so just blog whenever you feel like it πŸ™‚

    I’m not sure if I’ll ever finish Shadow and Bone either – if I find the last one for a low price probably, otherwise it will never happen haha. I read the first Shatter Me book and don’t really intend on continuing that one either. I didn’t find the plot that unique and the characters annoying.

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    1. Thank you Michelle! I’m doing my best. πŸ’• I was letting off steam when I did this tag haha.

      I would probably have to reread the entire series if I do want to continue on with Shadow and Bone hahaha. Thank you for sharing my sentiments with Shatter Me. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Š

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  2. I feel the same way with buddy reading! I’ve buddy read with two people in the past and the first person I did it with we kept the same pace, but the second person finished the book before me so it was more like I was just messaging them my feels and it wasn’t so fun 😦 It’s definitely something that’s more fun when you read with someone who keeps the same momentum as you for sure! Lovely post πŸ™‚

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  3. I LOVE your GIF choices here hahaha, and who knows exactly how many books we have?! I know I don’t, haha. I also find it hard to find someone that has the same reading pace as I do, and with all of the life-things happening, it’s hard to always read at the same time or just, well, experience the book the same way. I guess there is no perfect buddy-reading, but I hope you’ll enjoy your first one πŸ˜€
    Lovely answers! Best of luck for all of your classes ❀

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