book confession

I love taking part in features and memes.  It brings us book lovers and book bloggers a bit closer together, if only in our shared love of reading great books.  So today I discovered something new.  🙂

There is a new feature over at Parajunkee called Confessions of a Bookworm.  Here’s the link to the feature post.   And the information about all of this is located at that link.

From the Feature Post at Parajunkee.com:  This is a new feature, where you can participate, telling us your craziest confessions. Here’s how it works. Write a post about your most eccentric bookworm confession, and put your post link below. I will go around checking your blogs, and choosing the craziest bookworm confessions, and featuring them into our next post.

So I thought, “Why not?”  I’m all for connecting with other bookworms and sounds like a fun new feature to take part in.

My Bookworm Confession

When I write in posts that “so and so” is one of my favorite authors, people assume that I like and read all of their books.  Which is correct, but only to a certain point.

For an example of my true meaning of “favorite author” – I love Nora Roberts novels, whether under that name or writing as J. D. Robb, I will purchase, on release day, any of her books.  My confession is a bit more than just making certain I have all of an author’s books though.

I search through book sales, garage sales, obscure bookstore dusty stacks for different covers or earlier books by the author (or any other name they write under) until I have as complete a collection of an author’s books as is possible.  I have Nora Roberts’ very first novel written, Irish Thoroughbred in 1981.  I have several J. D. Robb ..In Death books from the United Kingdom.  And several duplicate books but with different covers.

I have several authors that I have done this with.  Obviously, I cannot afford to do this with every author that I read frequently.  But for those that I will never, ever miss a new book on release day – yeah.  I have two bookcases full of my book collection obsession for these books.

So maybe it’s not the craziest confession – but it is mine.  If you have a bookworm confession of your own head on over to Anila’s post and start confessing.

Here’s the link again.. now, go, shoo.