Bookish Confessions with the Savvy Reader Team!

No matter what type of reader you are, there are always a few quirks none of us want to admit about our own reading habits, whether we binged 50 Shades of Grey or scribble in every page of our hardcovers. So, we the Savvy Reader team decided to sit down and discuss our juiciest bookish confessions!

Behind the scenes, the team works day in and day out finding the newest, most anticipated books, authors, and giveaways for all our readers. Between writing listicles, speed-reading manuscripts and scavenging the web for contests, the team has some secrets up their sleeves. Wait no further as it’s time for them to spill the beans…

Jesse, Creative Assistant 

SR:  What’s your poison? (Audiobook, E-books, Hardcover, Paperback?)

JD: I am a devoted hardcover reader. I know it hurts the bank account, but there’s just nothing like a beautiful hardcover book. Though, I did move recently, and lugging box after box of books from one house to another, and then up two flights of stairs made me reconsider my stance a little…

SR:  What’s a classic you’re embarrassed to say you have never read?

JD: Would you believe me if I said most of them? I may have two degrees in English Literature, but I barely ever went near the classics.

SR:  What’s one book you feel was better as a movie adaptation?

JD: I’m a little biased because it’s my favourite movie of all-time, but Jurassic Park. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Michael Crichton’s novel, but seeing the dinosaurs come to life on the big screen for the first time is a movie moment I will never forget, as long as I live.

SR:  What book character do you think is tragically under appreciated?

JD: This is going to be a choice that’s really out of left field and most people might not know who she is, but Kate Gompert. She’s a very minor character in Infinite Jest, but she left the most profound impression on me when I read it. She’s an addict in her early 20s who lives with severe depression and suicidal ideation. She doesn’t get a ton of attention in the book, but her passages are the ones that stuck with me the most.

SR:  What’s your guilty pleasure read?

JD: I am always reluctant to admit that I love reading “true” accounts of paranormal experiences. It started when I was, like, 7 or 8 and read all of the Haunted Canada books, and I’ve just never lost that interest. I have read everything from The Amityville Horror to books about close encounters with aliens. The more ridiculous the story – especially if it’s a haunting – the better.

Alice, Publicity Assistant

SR: Describe yourself as a reader in three words.

AT: Binger. Passionate. Curious.

SR: How many of the books that own have you actually finished?

AT: No comment… kidding! Probably only 30% hehe…

SR: One book or series around which you don’t’ get the hype?

AT: Twilight. I gave up fairly quickly.

SR: Do you judge a book by it’s cover?

AT: Absolutely. Sometimes I’m very, very wrong… and sometimes it turns into a wonderful adventure.

SR: Dog ears or bookmarks?

AT: Bookmarks, but I’m not opposed to dog ears. I appreciate when a book looks loved and has clearly been read over and over. Even though I’m a bookmark person, I’m never prepared, so my bookmarks are usually whatever receipt or piece of paper is closest.

Marisol, Digital Marketing Assistant 

SR: What’s your poison? (Audiobook, E-books, Hardcover, Paperback?)

MF: I personally love listening to audiobooks and I find that I wouldn’t get half as much reading done without them! However, I love the way hardcovers look on my shelves so I tend to buy those – especially if it’s a special book that I know I’m going to keep forever!

SR: Have you ever lied about having read a book?

MF: HAHA, YES! The pressure in academia is real and there are a limitless number of classics to be read. Honesty is always my policy nowadays, but in my younger and more vulnerable years I definitely lied about having read some books.

SR: What’s one book you feel was better as a movie adaptation?

MF: Controversial, but I liked the adaptation of 13 Reasons Why. I liked that they explored so many pressing issues facing teens, and although the plot has since gone in a totally different direction, I think they nailed the first season.

SR: What’s your guilty pleasure read?

MF: Most recently I read Kiera Cass’ Selection series and it was totally addictive. Definitely what you’d expect from a YA romance inspired by “The Bachelor”!

SR: If you could be a character from a book – just for a day who would it be?

MF: Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye. A whole day spent walking around New York City after being kicked out of your upstate boarding school? Yes, please! Failing that, any background character in Harry Potter or The Secret History.

Brianna, Creative Coordinator

SR: Describe yourself as a reader in three words.

BB: Moody, fantastical, and adventurous.

SR: What’s a classic you’re embarrassed to say you have never read?

BB: I will very loudly and proudly tell people I don’t read classics. The writing style isn’t for me, so I avoid reading them whenever possible.

SR: How many of the books that own have you actually finished?

BB: I would say I’ve finished about 60-75% of all the books that I own!

SR: What book character do you think is tragically under appreciated?

BB: Avalkya Ashfire from the Crown of Feathers trilogy.

SR: Lastly, but most importantly – dog ears or bookmarks?

BB: Always bookmarks! It drives me crazy to have bends in my pages so I could never dog ear a page. I love bookmarks so much that I actually have dozens of bookmarks that I change based on my mood, genre, or if I’m doing a themed read-a-thon!

We hope you enjoyed reading these bookish confessions as much as we enjoyed answering them! Got any secrets of your own that you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @Savvyreader!

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Happy Reading!


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