January 11, 2010


A big thank you to JoAnn for passing on the Honest Scrap Award/Exercise - it made me do some thinking!

For this award you are meant to list 10 honest things about yourself (the items that I have listed are all bookish in nature) and then pass it on to 10 other bloggers to do the same. Instead of passing on to specific bloggers I am going to ask anyone who is interested to play along - I really enjoy reading these kinds of posts!

My 10 honest things are:

1. I prefer to read books by female authors – not sure if this is the Feminist in me coming out but I do seek out books by female authors and generally prefer reading them.

2. I turn the corners down on the pages of a lot of the books I read – a bad habit I know!

3. I have tried and tried to read “The Hobbit” but I just can’t stand it!

4. I once had to read a Mills and Boon book for a University English course on romantic literature – I found it quite fun!

5. I used to detest reading Jane Austen – now I can’t imagine my life without her.

6. When I was in primary school I used to go to the local library with one of my friends and we would read the “naughty” bits from the Judy Blume books before we really understood why they were naughty!

7. I write little messages in books I give to people as presents.

8. I believe that the “Twilight” book promotes an unhealthy self image for adolescent girls and young women.

9. I can’t read when travelling on any type of transport without feeling sick – very annoying!

10. I know there are way too many good books and I will never have enough time to get to them all…


Bybee said...

Sorry about the motion sickness and reading. I'd hate having that since I'm dependent on public transportation! Great list.

Anonymous said...

The first time I realised #10, I was depressed for the longest time. I still don't think I've made my peace with it. I couldn't agree more with you about Twilight.

However, #2 is just wrong!! Sorry!!

Dot said...

I tend to read more books by female authors too, I only relaised recently when looking at my book shelves!

JoAnn said...

I never would have suspected you of folding pages over ;-) These were fun to read... thanks for playing along!

Serena said...

Wow, folding pages over! I do that on occasion

Bloomsbury Bell said...

I also read all the 'naughty' bits in Judy Blume - I used to sneak into my sister's room as she had all her books.

I completely agree with you about the Twilight books - Bella has no life of her own and is way too obsessed with Edward.

Darlene said...

'Naughty bits...', you made me crack up with that one!

Iliana said...

Oh I had to giggle when I read #6... my friends and I used to do the same thing :)

What a fun meme!

Karen said...

Hi Bybee - It is very frustrating - I have to do a bit of travel for work and it alwys annoys me that I can't read while I'm on the train.

Hi anothercookiecrumbles - I know - I was so ashamed to admit to number 2 - the funny thing is that it goes completely against my personality type too - I am normally very picky about these sorts of things!!

Hi Dot - I only recently realised it too when someone was recommending an author to me (can't even remember who now) and I had to stop and think when they told me a male name. I am a very sexist reader!

Hi JoAnn - I know!! It goes completely against my personality type!

Hi Serena - I must admit I am quite "fussy" with the type of books I do it to - never Jane Austen!

Hi Bloomsbury Bell - it sounds like there are a few of us who share the same view of Bella!

Hi Darlene - it is funny remembering it too!

Hi Iliana - we were all very naughty!!