My Bookish Confessions (1)


My Bookish Confessions is a new feature here at Such A Novel Idea.  I started this weekly feature to reveal some of my secret quirks when it comes to all things books.

My Bookish Confession (1)

I tend to take on the emotions/personality of the main character in my ‘current read’.  

So, I have this weird habit.  When I’m reading a book, I get into the story and the character’s head.  REALLY into it.  In fact, the character in the book tends to rub off on me.  The first time I really noticed this was when I got SUPER depressed while reading New Moon.  If I read a book about a clumsy protagonist, I suddenly get (even more) klutzy than normal.  If he/she is mouthy, my snark starts to show.

It’s weird, I know, but I like to think I take my craft of reading seriously.

So, what’s YOUR bookish confession?


11 thoughts on “My Bookish Confessions (1)

  1. Awesome new feature Jess! I think it is great when you get really into the character and start truly feeling them and their emotions as your own. That means you just dive in and become part of the book. Also means you might make a good actress:)

  2. GASP okay wait this post is so psychic because I just read Anna And The French Kiss and realized that I became irritable with my brother (whom I yelled at the way Anna did Etienne), and right after reading about their fall out in the book too! Hmmmmm. I think that was the first time though, that I was aware of the fact that I took on her emotions in a way, but its interesting to find out that I’m not the only one XD So yeah thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. This is SO weird, Jess. Legitimately. For a few months, I’ve been thinking of doing a meme where I share random bookish facts about myself; confessions you may say. Just like the one you posted here. I haven’t been able to come up with a suitably awesome name, so the idea has just been sitting in the back of my blogging mind, gathering dust until I can give it a beautiful, shiny name.
    And then I come home from my field trip and HERE THIS IS.
    Greta minds really do think alike, haha. So of course I think this meme idea of yours is pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.
    I don’t think I’ve ever really taken on the emotions of a character that I am reading about, as I have never really felt quite THAT connected to any character. But I can totally see how that can happen! I find myself talking like people out of shows that I watch regularly, and using the phrases they use. I guess that kind of counts? Haha.

  4. I tend to do this more with TV shows than books (I had to stop watching Monk because anything I was scared of became a more intense fear and I was acting really….quirky), but I’m glad I’m not the only one! I always get a bit…angsty when I’m reading Lirael haha

Lovely words from lovely people!

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