It’s Wednesday (wow, it’s only Wednesday. This week is really dragging) that means it’s my turn to get in on the blogging action for the week.
I know you saw a tag from Jenn yesterday, but I have nothing else for today. Originally I was going to make this big post about the differences between books and movies and how deceiving it can be for young readers (i.e. my 6th graders that I’m currently reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with), but again, it’s Wednesday and we’re two months from the end of the school.
Basically, I’m just really tired and lagging a bit right now.
I hope to have some new reviews up sometime next week. One of those will be for a ARC to a book that I’m very excited to get into and talk to you guys about. So I promise, if you hang around it will totally pay off!
Now, I’m going to do the Reader Confession Tag because it has some interesting questions. Let’s give prop to Beth @ Reading Every Night for a great tag!
Have you ever damaged a book?
I have on accident. Jenn let me borrow a book about three years ago (I literally don’t even know what book it was now) and as I was turning the page, like an entire chunk of the book just fell out.
Jenn was, um, not happy.
Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?
Hahahaha *begins sweating profusely because I know Jenn is reading this and still remembering the book I just referenced in the previous comment*
How long does it take you to read a book?
Well. When I’m not teaching (or dead tired) I can usually put in about three to four books a week. Right now I’m barely managing one a week.
Books that you haven’t finished?
There are a few. I’m not going to outright say them because they’re on this blog somewhere and I really don’t like to talk about my dislike for people’s work as I know every author works hard.
Hyped/ Popular books you didn’t like?
You know, I’m not really into The Selection series. I’ve read all of the books and just really don’t like them. However, it’s marketed to a much younger age than me so it’s likely because my brain isn’t wired to enjoy the series at this point.
Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?
Maybe if I Was reading like Mein Kampf or something, but really even then I would probably talk about it for being what it is. I don’t think there is ever a reason to be embarrassed about reading. You are actively working your brain for however long as a form of entertainment. There is no shame in that.
Also, after teaching 6th grade, I get really frustrated with people that shame people for what they read because it is so hard to get kids to read even when you’re not making fun of what they like.
How many books do you own?
A lot. I mean, not as many as Caitlynn or Jenn, but I feel like I definitely own more than most people.
Are you a fast reader or a slow reader?
Jenn and Caitlynn would tell you I’m fast, but comparatively to them, I’m actually very slow.
Do you like to buddy read?
Of course! That’s why we do discussion posts!
Do you read better in your head or out loud?
I’m fine out loud (all that practice reading to students), but I prefer to read in my head.
If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?
Ok, I feel like there are some really obvious answers that people could assume for me, but honestly it would totally be To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I’m not even going to give a reason because that book is so good it doesn’t need a reason.
Ok, so what are your confessions? How do you feel we match up? Do you agree with my one book choice?