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Dun dun dun…. I have a weird brain when it comes to book intimidation. I’m actually not generally intimidated by books because I just don’t have the brain time to think about it that much when choosing books. I also generally don’t worry about reading a book unless I was given it for review and since I’m not getting a lot of ARCs from publishers, no pressure! I get a lot of ARCs from a book blogger friend, which is kind of the best of both worlds since I can read books I’m excited for, hold awesome giveaways, but not feel pressured to read one that isn’t appealing to me. In any case, there are still some books that are intimidating, but I kind of picked from looking over at my shelf more than anything ;-).
Door-stoppers are of course frightening. How can I possibly fit in the time to read one book that is twice the length of others on my shelf?? I could read two books in the time it takes to read just one of the above! But I really really want to read them, that’s what makes it the worst. I keep telling myself that I will find time, I really really will. But then when it’s time to choose another book, I hide if any of them look my way D:
There are books that have sat on my shelf tempting me for so long that I know they won’t live up to my mind’s impression of them (the Holy Grail of books). These are the books that I will certainly find time for (though Vessel is pretty chunky too… sigh), but I’m trying to calm my brain a bit before I read them to be fair. I wouldn’t say I’m exactly intimidated by them, more than anything I’m excited, but perhaps too excited…. They should probably be intimidated by me from the way I keep eyeing them, mwahaha.
So anyway, I’m a bit of an odd duck when it comes to book intimidation I’m afraid. I would love to hear about ways in which books intimidate you, I probably didn’t think of something that completely applies to me, haha.
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