Monday, July 06, 2009

secret 6 - the truth about me and crossword puzzles


despite being a person who loves words. adores them. is practically addicted to them. simply can't get enough. and who has even been fondly accused of having a mild case of hypergraphia, i don't like crossword puzzles. never have. they feel like a trick to me. like there's something a bit malevolent in them. so i never do them. ever. not even if i'm really bored.

and to ease the blow of such a short secret today, i'll send a little surprise to the first person who guesses the book above correctly.

19 comments:

jane said...

i´m glad i´m not the only one. am really enjoying your secrets. have a great week julochka!

The Fragrant Muse said...

Ditto on the crosswords. When I'm truly bored and stuck in a doctor's office or something, I'd rather make lists.

Am in love with my new word hypergraphia! And here I thought it was called "diarrhea of thought."

As for the book, I got nuthin'.

Delwyn said...

Hi Julie

oh thank goodness some one else who hates them too - but they tell us crosswords are good to fend off senility - perhaps I will stick to haiku - that teases my synapses enough...


Happy days

Bill Stankus said...

Cross words, too much bad karma. Pleasant words are much better.

Heliotrollop said...

Crosswords are the devil. Not only do I dislike them, I couldn't finish one if my life depended on it. My mind just doesn't work that way.

I wish I knew what the book was though. Great post!

rxBambi said...

murakmi's dance dance dance

Did I win???

ps - I LOVE crosswords, do them almost everyday (when I'm not busy playing online)

Extranjera said...

Love crosswords. But only if I can do them all the way through and feel incredibly intelligent.
But that goes for pretty much everything I do.

spudballoo said...

Great secret! I'm the same, I hate them and are bad at them. Thus, I don't do them...

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Hate them. My friend used to do them every day during Spanish class (we never did anything at all). He'd come and sit by me and try to get me to help him out. I refused, until of course I'd guess one or two. But how do you know if they're right? Scratch it out, do it again. Arg!

Sammi said...

I can do wordsearches all day long but crosswords annoy me. No words ever fit.

Polly said...

I hate crosswords, they make me feel really silly.

I have no idea what the book is but I'm really, really curious!

Sandra said...

I love crossword puzzles. There is a trick to them and once you figure it out, you can finish the puzzle!

Bee said...

I don't like crosswords, either; funny, that. I love Scrabble, though.

Wish that I could guess the book! But sadly, I cannot.

Christina said...

i am really bad at crosswords, but man do i try them every day. ; )

julochka said...

rxBambi - you got it!!! it is murakami's dance, dance, dance. :-)

Suecae Sounds said...

I don't like crosswords. Maybe because I such at them. =)

Starlene said...

I confess I love them. But only the medium difficulty ones...anything else frustrates me to no end.

Joanna Jenkins said...

phew! I'm not the only one :-)

Kim said...

It helps when you do a lot of crosswords created by the same person. Currently I'm trying out cryptic crosswords - not being to successful