Hey nerdlings! How are you guys this fine morning? Or afternoon or night depending on when you blog hop. Today I’m doing a post called Ten Things I’d Never Say. I got the idea from bookstagram. There is a hashtag book tag going around called #ThingsI’dNeverSay. So I thought I’d bring it to the blogosphere. I’m going to try and stick to book related stuff. But I’m gonna add in a few just life related things that you will never catch coming out of my mouth. Let’s get into this.
1. “E-books? Ugh I only read hardbacks!”
In case you didn’t know me at all, I have no complex when it comes to the format my books are in. I buy e-books on the regular. Book Riot, Book Bub, and Goodreads send me emails about when good books go on sale. And since I have a problem I’ve gotten a million books over the years. When you aren’t sure if you’ll love a book, there is not point in paying full price for a hardback. Wait and it’ll go on sale. Then I pay 2.99 on Kindle. I think I came out a winner in this scenario. Which is part of why I buy one -three e-books a week. Hence why I would never say that.
2. “Manga/Graphic Novels are for people who aren’t smart enough to read real books.”
Besides being incredibly insulting, I would never say anything similar to the above statement because it’s just not true. Manga is a different style of story telling. They tell different kinds of stories than what is available in your regular fiction or YA section at the bookstore. I go to manga when I’m looking for a certain feeling that my other books just don’t give me. And just because there are a lot of pictures doesn’t mean that its not real reading.
3. “I’d trust this book more if it had an unremovable sticker on the front stating that it has won an award.”
I don’t think anyone would ever say this. So why do they continue to put this award stickers on books! You’re ruining the cover you jerks!!!
4. “I know I’m reading, but feel free to chat with me.”
I don’t know what it is but at night as soon as I pick up my book my husband wants to start showing me a stream of things. “Hey baby look at this.” “How funny is this??”” Like sir, can you NOT see that I’m reading???” So annoying. He’s lucky I love him. Or my dragon side would be released.
5. Animation is for kids
I would OBVIOUSLY never say this since I have an additcion to Disney. But even beyond that I like anime and adult cartoons. Bob’s Burgers and Rick and Morty are my jam. And if you still watch Sponge Bob? Hey no judgement here. I could sit and watch old Scooby Doo episodes in the background. Just because it’s animated doesn’t mean it was even intended for children. (South Park) And if it was intended for children, if it comforts you and lifts you up then by golly you do you friend!
6. “It’s the 21st century, why haven’t we gotten rid of pens and paper?”
I did a post about this last week. But basically, I will never stop using my notebooks and plethora of pens. I journal, I pen pal, I hand write lists for memory purposes. I get that we are heading into the future of technology. But I like to hand write certain things.
7. ” Let’s Go Running”
I feel like this one is self explanatory. If you know me, or have even just seen me, you’d know… I don’t run. I just don’t do it. I barely jog. I’m best a briskly walking. Though it’s been a while since I did even that. Just saying, me and these intense exercises don’t really get along. It’s just a fact.
8. “All required reading is awful.”
There are those kids who never read their required reading. And there are kids who dragged through the books and complain about them nonstop. And then there’s me. I enjoyed 80% of my required reading. Another 15% I either felt mehh or was mad about something that happened in the book. Like passionately mad. ( Don’t talk to me about Lord of the Flies.) That leaves 5% that I just hated. And I have to say, that’s a pretty low amount. I only remember 3 books that I actually and truly hated. I enjoyed reading, even for school. I’m a nerd. I own it.
9. “Animals are so gross I can’t stand it.”
In case you didn’t know this about me. I ADORE animals. Like an animal death in a book is more likely to make me cry than a character death. I love my pet cat more than I like most people. It’s just part of what makes me fun. So yes animals can do gross things. They are not gross as a whole though. And generally I’m gonna want to pet or pick up any animal despite its grossness. (Though obviously this is dangerous and NOT something I practice in real life.)
10. ” I have no idea what this is about but I mean, look at that cover.”
This is a controversial one but I do not cover buy. I may have when I was younger. But as my physical TBR as gotten out of control I am no longer afforded that luxury. My rule now is I have to at least have read the synopsis and been recommended the book by someone. It can be anyone who does the recommendation. But I can’t just say, “Oh how pretty” and then buy the book. My wallet can’t keep up with the disappointments. Ya know?
I hope you enjoyed this blog version of the bookstagram tag. Would you ever say one of these phrases? What are some things you’d never say? Let me know in the comments below. I hope you guys are having a wonderful Wednesday! TTFN.