Hey Book Nerds!
So, today I decided to give you guys a chance to get to know me a little bit better. But, instead of just random facts, I thought I would talk about bookish facts. So, here are 25 bookish facts about me:
1.) I love buddy reading books. I’m not sure why, but buddy reads are so exciting for me. They help me read more because I have someone else there to force me to read. I love talking with other people about the book(s) and getting to see their reactions, as well as share mine.
2.) I’ve never read Harry Potter. I know, I know. I own the first 5 books of the series, but still haven’t read them. When they were coming out, I was either too young to read them, or hated to read. My sister tried reading them as they were coming out, but she couldn’t get into the first one, so she’s also never read them. I’m also afraid I’ll be the only person in the world who won’t like them. But, someday I will read them. Hopefully.
3.) I usually steer clear of hyped series. Usually when a series is hyped, I wait years to read it, or never read it. I usually end up getting spoiled for the books, which results in my lack of interest in reading them. This is why I never read Twilight or The Hunger Games, as well as other series.
4.) It used to take me months to read a 400 page book, but now it can take anywhere from a few days to a week. I used to be an extremely slow reader, and I’m still not the fastest, but I have gotten faster, which helps a lot.
5.) I am a very slow reader. I have no idea why, but I just am.
6.) I am collecting all of Nicholas Sparks’ books. I love NS, and as of right now, I own all of his books. And, he lives in North Carolina, which is where all of his books take place, so obviously I have to represent my home state.
7.) I went through a phase where I loved to read in elementary school, hated it in middle school, and then loved it again in junior high.
8.) Alyson Noel was the author that brought back my love of reading. Saving Zoe and Evermore, to be exact.
9.) I come from a family of readers. Almost all of the women on both my moms side and dads side love to read, and some of the men do as well. My dad is not one of them, though!
10.) I own around 400 books. Yeah, that’s a lot…
11.) I love buying books from thrift stores. You can really find some hidden gems there, and they’re extremely discounted too.
12.) When I am older, I want to have a library in my house. Hence, the 400 books.
13.) My goal is to read 15 books this year, but I hope to double that. I am almost at 12 now, if you’re curious.
14.) I don’t like rereading books. I just don’t understand it. I have so many books that I need to read, that rereading books seems counter-productive to me. But if you love to do it, then keeping doing it!
15.) I am usually pretty lenient with my ratings, but am trying to be more strict instead of giving everything I read 4 or 5 stars.
16.) I have at least 20 books that I have started and never finished. Yeah, I’m really bad about that…
17.) My favorite reading spot is either my bed or the couch. I want a reading chair or a window seat so bad though.
18.) I lay in weird positions when I’m reading. I have no clue why. For example, if I’m laying on the couch, I will have my head on the armrest, and my legs propped over the back of the couch. It sounds really uncomfortable, but it isn’t.
19.) I can read with music playing, but not if someone is talking. Why? I have no clue. And I’m not talking about classical music, I’m talking about music with words.
20.) My favorite genre is dystopian, even though I like most genres.
21.) My least favorite genre is Sci-Fi.
22.) I never plan on writing and publishing a book, even though so many people have told me that I should.
23.) In 2nd grade, I was voted “most likely to become a best selling author”.
24.) People tell me constantly that I “look like a reader”. People who don’t even know me will tell me this. A Barnes and Noble employee said there was something about me that made him think I was a Barnes and Noble member. My field school director saw me reading one day and said she always thought I was a reader. My dental hygenist asked me if I liked to read, and when I said yes, she said she could pick up on that. My speech professor told me she could see my passion for reading when I read about a paragraph out of a kids book in class for an assignment one day. HOW. Someone please explain this to me.
25.) My favorite authors are Alyson Noel, Nicholas Sparks, Lurlene McDaniel, Ellen Hopkins, and Tammara Webber. They are now referred to as “baes”. Anytime I see them on social media, or see their books, I just say “bae”.
What are some bookish facts about you?