It’s Friday! Time for Friday Confessionals.
I’ll start. You guys can join in!
1. I forgot to post the winner from my Friday post from two weeks ago. I’d give you a bunch of excuses but the reality is, I forgot. So without further ado, the winner is… bn100 CONGRATS! Contact me with your mailing address.
2. I read the endings of books before I read the books. I know. I know. Heretic! But I have my reasons.
If I don’t like the ending, I don’t want to spend a few days reading a book where one of the main characters (like the hero) dies at the end. Or one of the main characters ends up with Alzheimer. I want to be happy at the end.
I don’t mind knowing the ending. It doesn’t ruin my reading pleasure (or movie watching pleasure.) What I have discovered is that if I know the ending, I can slow down reading the story. I won’t rush through to see what happens. I slow down, enjoy the story, enjoy the all the work the author put into writing the story. Otherwise I find myself (sometimes) growing impatient with the story telling, thinking, “Come on. Get on with it.”
3. I don’t like surprises. No surprise parties. No surprise visitors. No surprise gifts – although I have to admit my hubby surprised me this week with my book cover painted on canvas. Very cool! When I was growing up, I got very good at unwrapping my Christmas presents a head of time, seeing what was in the box and then re-wrapping them without anyone knowing. If I didn’t like the gift I would be prepared to “love it!” that day.
4. I really and truly do not enough exercise. Looking back over my life, I’ve never been that active of a child. I remember mom kicking me outside at noon on Saturdays, after I’d spend the entire morning watching t.v. And although I KNOW I need to lose at least 50 pounds (we’re confessing here!), I don’t WANT to make the changes in my life (food and exercise) that I would have to do that.
Okay! That’s four confessions from me. Tell me what you want to confess today. Don’t be scared. You’re among friends. Step right up to the microphone (or computer keyboard.) It’ll feel good to get those confessions off your chest.