So, some people have asked as to whether they can do their own responses to the Bat-List-Crazy posts/topics, which I think is totally fine and gets me sort of excited :)!
If you want to do one, post it on any day that you like (Monday is when we do ours, and if you do it ahead of time we’ll link to your post so everyone can see the different responses!) but just link back to Bitches With Books or the original Bat-List-Crazy post topic you’ve meme’d.
So here we get on with it. I’m gonna start a series of embarrassing secrets. Not really but you’ll see a lot more confessional posts, consider this Real World: Bookish Edition or something like that.
8 Books I Pretend I’ve Read But Really Haven’t:
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
I mean, we’ve all done this right? Say we’ve read something or have the book on our shelves but haven’t actually read it. I know I tried to read this book, multiple times. Really I have, I made it as far as 127 before I gave up and sort of chucked it to the side.
I learned a lesson with this one: I bought it because I saw the Oprah’s book club sticker on it. Lesson? Don’t by books because Oprah says it’s cool, it doesn’t mean you’ll find it cool.
The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
OK- this one shames me the most. Please, I implore you, don’t judge me! I’ve read the other 2 in the series and The Hobbit and the Silmarillion. I LOVE Tolkien, I even dedicated an entire month’s worth of posts to him this past December! But… I must confess, I haven’t actually finished the series. There are a lot of songs and a lot of hard, twisty dialogue to get through. But I WILL trudge through it, it just might take me a bit longer than I imagined…
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
This one might actually be a bit more shameful than my LOTR confession above. Why? Cause I was actually supposed to read this one. I had this for IB Year 1 Literature and I had to read it for my coursework. So, I did. Sort of. I got to page 46 and chucked it and did what every shameful, lazy student does: I googled the hell out of it. I passed my coursework but I’m still embarrassed to admit that I never finished it. It’s just so damn boring…
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
So this confession is a bigger one than you think: I really don’t like the classics. In fact, the only classic book I’ve read and didn’t fight through the entire thing was Jane Eyre (it was an IB Year 2 book and I couldn’t afford to chuck this one like I did Conrad’s book). I’ve tried to do the whole Bronte sisters thing, or the Austen thing. I just can’t get into them. Sorry.
Meh. We’ve all got our secrets right?