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My family make fun of me because of this all the time. You see, I have a confession to make.

I forget movies (and I have never seen Forest Gump). *ducks

The only movies I know well are Little Women (with Wynona Ryder), Sense and Sensability, and the PBS version of Pride and Predjudice. I may or may not have watched those more than ten times each.

It’s rather astonishing actually. I can remember almost all of a conversation, and I usually paraphrase the gist of what I understood both verbally and non-verbally in the exhanges, but take me to a movie and by the next week, I’ll have forgotten the plot.

Some might say that it’s a gift. I get to watch movies all over again like its the first time.

Since we are in the confessing mood now, I’ll confess one more thing:

I never read the back cover blurb of a book. *gasp

I know.

Shocking, isn’t it? I will read it AFTER I have read the book, but not before. I think it’s rather like going to the theatre and seeing one of those annoying trailers that basically tells you everything that happens in the movie. And even I, the person who forgets movies, doesn’t appreciate that.

I do know of a few others like me….

How do I pick the books I want to read then?

Um, so I judge a book by its cover. Sorry.

Your turn, what bookish thing do you confess to?


Disclaimer: It’s a safe place. If you’ll forgive me for not seeing Forest Gump, I’ll fogive your quirkyness too. It’s all good.



Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.


  • Andrea Stephens

    I’ve never seen Forest Gump either and I own the DVD! (it was a gift) I saw so many clips and people talking about it, I felt like I had seen the movie myself.
    A bookish confession, I began skimming through a few books this year, the stories were so blah, I didn’t miss anything important. I’ve always been a person that reads every word on every page. I always finish a book I start unless there is objectionable content.