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DESCRIPTION: Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
This week’s theme: Top Ten Reasons We LOVE the Online Book Community
I’m not even going to TRY to give you an excuse this week. I didn’t even LOOK at the topic, because I had something MAJOR planned and I wanted to see it through no matter what. So. My theme?!
Top Ten Things I Say Aloud While Reading
C’mon… you ALL know you talk when you’re reading. I’m not afraid to admit it.
This book is SO stupid!
Yes, I’m kicking off this list with the bad one. No, I’m not apologizing.
If these words fall out of my mouth during reading, it means: I’m disenchanted with the story/world; I’m disgusted by the characters; I’m bored stiff; there are very few redeeming qualities.
This. Is. Bad. This is also where my 2 and 3 Penguin ratings come into play. TRUST ME, I keep track–the more this sentence happens, the lower the rating gets. It’s like a Penguin Limbo!
This usually follows a plot twist, though sometimes this also means I’m confused about something. Which leads us into…
I’m so confused!
I mean… Do I really need to explain this one?! Aside from stating that this seems to be my go-to phrase for mystery/thrillers, because…well… mystery.
What is happening?
Read as: I have absolutely no idea what’s going on but I kind of like not knowing so don’t spoil it for me. I know, it’s a mouthful. This sentence is an overachiever.
You (please insert choice insult here)!
My personal favorites include: idiot; bastard; meathead. This usually happens when a character does something I DO NOT LIKE. It also causes the hubby to look at me like I’m quite off my rocker (I mean…I don’t disagree.)
Wow, you’re annoying!
Sometimes this is followed up with, “but you’re adorable, so I forgive you.”
How. Dare. You.
Yes, I often talk to authors like they’re sitting right next to me. No, I don’t think this is problem. No, you can’t tell me why I’m wrong.
Don’t you do it!
Yes, I also talk to book characters like they can hear me. No, it doesn’t ever change things.
This book is gonna hurt me.
Have you ever gone into a book just KNOWING, without a doubt, that it was bound to shatter you into teensy pieces? Yeah, I thought so.
Angry, dying penguin noises.
Because sometimes, there are just no words to describe the HURTRAGE racing through me. In these moments, I am beyond broken. I am penguin goop.
And that’s it!
What do YOU most often say out loud while reading?! Have any funny or embarrassing stories to go along with this theme?! Feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments, or link me to your own Top Ten Tuesday!
Until next time, happy book-ing!