Reader Confessions – Lisa one-clicks books that she’s too afraid to read…

by Maryse on April 19, 2017 · 14 comments

in Editorial

Book temptation is hard on us! We can’t help it!!

Tee hee!!! Lisa’s confession makes me laugh, ’cause I’m kind of the same way (although my book-hoarding kicks in hard, just like Lisa’s ;) but mine is for fantasy books – I’ll explain later). But for some of you that might not know the terms she’s referring to, they’re made-up terms by our crew here to distinguish between certain genres.

So here’s a little hint to help you understand what she means for when you read her confession:

“Death Club books” are the books that some of us (so MANY of us) love even though an important character might… die. Okay, or, I’ll just come right out and say it. Dies. Most definitely (although we try to avoid saying that, since we don’t like to spoil books). But once it becomes known (or some INSIST on the spoiler), it becomes a part of the unofficial “death club” list. Obviously, I haven’t made that list (not officially) since that would be… wayyyyyyy tooooo spoilerish. ;)

Marmy books are those that have a crazy twist, or jaw-dropping ending, or a throw-your-kindle across the room type of moment that you’ll never forget, and might actually tear your heart out, and that MIGHT turn off some readers that are looking for a more… light-hearted or promised “HEA type” of book. BUT BUT BUT!!! They could VERY WELL have an HEA. Just that the journey there is a train-wreck of “Marmyness” (P.S. Marmy comes from mixing the names Maryse & Amy (Marmy) because we both tend to lose our minds and our hearts, over the same CRAZY stories).

And Lisa has an issue with those. She says:

Lisa: Book confessions. I love it.

My most ridiculous book habit (I have a few) would be buying the the crazy Marmy’s and death books I know damn well Im too chicken-sh!t to read and then filing them in my Pandora Box file on my kindle.

Never to open them. Its fear of missing out. And a waste of funds.

Oh. And I sniff books.

What books do you one click that you can’t help but collect, but suspect you might never read?

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Kathryn April 20, 2017 at 2:23 AM

I can’t bring myself to read Me Before You, even though I know I should. I finally made myself listen to the audio of Colleen Hoover’s It Ends With Us. I love her but am afraid of her angst. I’m definitely more of a sweet and HEA girl.

Leslie M April 20, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Maryse, your facial expressions are almost funnier than the confesions. You are turning into a Maryse-moji!

Kathryn, I agree! I stay far away from Me Before You. I don’t click it and hoard it or even sniff it. I bet its smells like big, fat ugly tears! ;)

As much of a book whimp as I am, I do enjoy some Marmy’s. I LOVED “It Ends With Us”. But never a death book, pleh!

Kooloo April 20, 2017 at 4:50 PM

OMG!!! Anything in a series, even if I hated and couldn’t even finish the 1st book in that series I have to get ALL OF THEM!!! :o What is up with that?!? I must have some sort of OCBOD (Obessive Compulisive Book Order Disorder) Bahaha :) )

Kooloo April 20, 2017 at 4:54 PM

The positive thing about my OCBOD is my MC book series collection… the covers are Mmmmm Yummy ;) TeeHee

MichelleS April 20, 2017 at 4:56 PM

I one-click so many books with “Fae” in the title if they are free.., you know, hoping for some Tairen Soul, Fever series feels… and, yup, you guessed it… not happening. I just can’t help myself. Zombie apocalypse and all that.!

Ashley April 20, 2017 at 5:40 PM

I one-click on SO MANY free romance novels (hey, at least they’re free!) that I never ever ever read. I always say, ‘that sounds so good!’ and then I just never read them…but they’re there if I want to!

Sandi April 20, 2017 at 5:59 PM

Kooloo! Lol! OCBOD! That is my problem as well! Glad to hear I am not alone!

Maryse April 20, 2017 at 6:48 PM

Kooloo! I used to… er… I should say STILL AM a closet “series hoarder”, even if I haven’t even READ ANY of ‘em yet. I’ll collect each one as I go (or when they are on super-sale, or when someone starts raving again on a book in the series).

MINE!!!

Maryse April 20, 2017 at 7:19 PM

LOL Leslie!!!!!!

I’m always embarrassed when I put ‘em up, but if I can’t laugh at myself (and our confessions, which are frequently my own confessions too) then what can I laugh at? ;)

Maryse April 20, 2017 at 7:19 PM

P.S. LOL!!!!!!!!!! On both of your fears of Me Before You and the ugly-tear smell. LOL!!!!!!!!!! :P

Tessa April 20, 2017 at 8:31 PM

It’s a real fear, lady! :P I look at that book and run the other way.

I’m with Michelle. Fae books. No matter how crappy, I have to get them in case they are the next Fae Chronicles/Tairen Soul/Fever series.

Amy April 20, 2017 at 11:37 PM

“I bet its smells like big, fat ugly tears!” <———— BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

And Lisa was SO right about the fear of missing out…it's book FOMO that has led to so many of us having out-of-control libraries. ;)

Lisa April 21, 2017 at 5:56 AM

Im the worst with book FMO Amy. I barely have time to breathe let alone read everything on my tbr. But the minute everyone here starts squeeeeing about a book Im clicking away like there isnt hundreds of books unread on my kindle. Sigh.
And that Pandora Box file of mine keeps growing.

Jan April 21, 2017 at 7:24 PM

I think I might have book FOMO too….. it’s a disease, I tell ya. My name is Jan, and I have book FOMO. (OK, I don’t sniff my kindle, though).

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