I’ve been seeing this going around and I thought it would be fun to do. I first saw this on JesseTheReader’s channel then at abookutopia (their videos are below) and it prompted me to do this. It’s interesting to see how people read, what they read, their bookish pet peeves and what not. So I decided to share some of mine with all of you.
25 bookish facts about me
- The book that got me into reading was The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I remember a friend recommending this book to me and she wouldn’t stop telling me to “Go read this book, you have to read this book” so I borrowed it from my school library and the librarian said that it was the best book he’s read that year.
- I read books before watching the film. I have a lot of bookish rules for myself. And all of them have been broken, particularly this one. I say ‘film’ and not ‘film and TV’ because half the time when I watch a show, I didn’t know that it was a book/series first. Now that I think about it, the only show (I believe) that I watched after reading the books was Shadowhunters.
- I don’t doggy ear my pages. I will rip of a piece of paper and use it as a bookmark if I don’t have one (which is unlikely).
- I don’t break the spines of books. This is such a big pet peeve of mine. I will read weirdly if I have to, as long as that spine doesn’t break. Sometimes of course I have no choice but to, so I break it and then make a mental note to purchase the hardback copy in the future.
- The first series I really got into was Maximum Ride by James Patterson. I used to read it before I go to sleep, 100 pages a night and that was my rule for myself. I plan on getting the entire series in the future.
- I have to take at least a dozen photos with different angles before finding the right one.
- I either read a book in a few days / a few months. There is no in between.
- I plan on getting the hardback / special editions of my favourite books. When I have the money and space of course.
- I am a big contemporary person. I don’t know why but I will most likely not pick up a high fantasy/fantasy book if I’m browsing at a store.
- The books that I read in high school that I actually loved were To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye.
- Sometimes I don’t use bookmarks, I record my progress on Goodreads. I don’t know why *shrugs*
- I usually get books at Dymocks, Kinokuniya and Book Depository.
- I’ve only ever listened to one audiobook in my life and that was The Fault In Our Stars. I would jump back and forth between the two.
- I was a library monitor at school for at least three years.
- The first series I ever finished was A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. It did kind of faded off near the end for me but that series got me so hooked, I had to finish it. Still love it to this day.
- I do not lend anyone my books.
- I use a lot of sticky tabs. For keeping track of quotes and/or for writing reviews. Some of them are still on the books to this day.
- I’m a book collector. I plan to be anyway. I plan on having different editions/formats of my favourite books.
- Whenever I read words that I don’t know how to pronounce, I just skim through it and say “that word” in my head.
- I LOVE BOOK PHOTOGRAPHY! → @alyssaisreading
- Booktube and Bookstagram mainly got me into the reading community. I used to just read books. I wasn’t an avid reader, I only read books that people talked about and such.
- I can’t seem to recommend books to friends. I used to, and I would always fear that that person won’t love it as much as I do or would find something that would make me look at the book differently. So I just don’t recommend books to my friends.
- I don’t have a proper order for my bookshelf. The only things I think about are putting books by the same author together, hardbacks would be in one shelf, ARCs together. But other than that, nothing really.
- When I go to bookstores, I usually pick up a book for at least one of these reasons: 1) the spine and/or 2) the title
- I LOVE READING BECAUSE IT RESTORES MY FAITH IN HUMANITY ❤