Hello guys and welcome to the 25 bookish facts about me tag. Is this a tag? I’m not sure, I’ve just seen it floating around youtube a whole lot and figured why not do it for myself?
Now let’s get to some facts!
- I start more books than I finish. Now, this is a fairly no occurrence. Actually, no it’s not, who am I even kidding? I’m a book starter. I’ll start and get into around 10 or so books and oncer and then either slowly finish all of them or finish the ones I’m interested in and then leave the others lying about unfinished due to boredom, forgetfulness or some other reason.
2. I have commitment issues when it comes to books. This also applies to television shows but mostly applies to book series that I feel invested in but for some reason just can’t seem to commit to for the life of me. For example, I started reading the Grisha trilogy a couple of years ago and I really enjoyed the first book. Went a few months thinking about but generally avoiding the second book until I had a long wait at a dentist appointment and figured why not? So I finished it then, in a matter of hours because I wasn’t distracted by kids or life or whatever and obviously I enjoyed that book too. But have I started the third book in the series? Nope.
3. I am obsessed with bookmarks. Who isn’t though? They’re these adorable/beautiful things designed to go in your books and nothing else. I love them- I just don’t use them all nearly as much as I should.
4. Audiobooks. I just can’t seem to get into them. Now I don’t know if it’s me or audiobooks in general but I just have no desire to read them. They’re ok and mega convenient at times but I either feel like I have no time for them or would just rather read the e-book or physical copy.
5. E-books help me be lazy. I think this is something that might be true for a lot of people but I just find e-books so much easier to read than a physical book. With two kids it can be hard to find time to hold this sometimes hulking book and not have it end up damaged in some way, shape or form. My kids can’t damage my e-books because- we’ll they could but thankfully they haven’t seemed to find a way just yet.
6. I used to dog-ear books. This is a thing that I cannot do anymore but I did use to do it quite often. I didn’t have a lot of bookmarks back in the day and didn’t have the respect for the pristine condition of books that I do now.
7. I hate eating while reading. Just can’t do it. Food while reading is a big no-no for me.
8. However, I do love drinking tea while reading. Tea is my lifeblood. It’s this calming soothing thing that you can take almost anywhere and sometimes it just emphasizes the reading experience. Tea is life.
9. Love triangles tend to bother me. Now I won’t quit the book if there is a love triangle but for the most part, they annoy me. I just don’t find them all that necessary in my reading, especially when it is insanely obvious who the main character is going to choose. I also hate feeling bad for the other guy.
10. Badly written sex scenes do not break a book for me. If the story is good outside of the sex scenes then I simply skim past them to the rest of the story. Now, if the main character seems to be having sex every three pages, that tends to be when I quit.
11. YA fantasy tends to be my go-to genre. I don’t know what it is about YA fantasy that draws me in but it’s usually the first thing I go for. Could be the fact that the stories tend to be nothing at all similar to how my life is or was or it could just be that I loved LOTR as a kid.
12. I am not all that into adult fantasy or sci-fi. I do want to be though. I just find it a bit harder to find these sort of books on my own and even when I do, I’m not all that sure where to start. (Am totally open to suggestions on any btw.)
13. I wrote a book when I was 6 or 7. It was a children’s book about two kids who buy this lonely blue dog. It was illustrated and everything. My aunt thought it was good and that I should publish it but I have no idea where it could be anymore. For shame.
14. While I haven’t read much adult fantasy or sci-fi I did use to mainly read paranormal romance. Now don’t ask me why I read that for the most part because I honestly couldn’t tell you but it was my go-to for awhile there. My sister-in-law introduced me to it while we were at the library one day and I found two series that sounded interesting, ended up loving them and the rest is history. I did stop reading them for a bit though and am currently trying to get back into it since my favorite half priced bookstore has a whole lot of them in stock.
15. I own all of the Royal Diaries book series. Anyone remember those? They were these awesome middle-grade fiction stories told from the perspective of princesses (some well known and some not so much) that were told in a diary format? I loved them so much as a kid and still do tbh.
16. In the vein of the Royal Diaries fact- I also collect both the Dear America and Dear Canada book series. Dear America books aren’t all that hard to find and a lot of the time they end up being about 4 dollars total on Amazon. The Dear Canada books are a bit harder for me to get my hands on at times because they weren’t actually sold here but I have a deep love and respect for both series as they helped me so much when it came to discovering my passion for history, getting alternative perspectives, and tbh they helped make test taking a whole lot easier by putting what I needed to be studying about in a way that I wanted to read.
17. Artemis Fowl is my favorite book series of all time. I love that series so much. It was there for me whenever I was going through something difficult, had a main character who made an exponential amount of growth throughout the series and was just a quick fun read with an amazing cast of characters. I’ve also re-read it numerous times.
18. I have never re-read the Harry Potter series. And I have no desire to. I know, I know- I’m horrible for saying that. Doesn’t make it any less true though.
19. I hate reading over-hyped books. I just can’t get past the fact that they are overhyped. If I hear about a book that everyone is reading and I wasn’t already reading it in the first place then I tend to avoid reading that book like the plague which is exactly why it took me so long to start reading the Twilight series.
20. I prefer vampires over werewolves. This is mostly when reading books. I think werewolves are awesome in shows, movies and even in books but I tend to lean more towards books about vampires than I do about werewolves or any kind of shifters. Witches will always be better though.
21. I don’t like watching or reading reviews for books before I read them. Even if the reviews happen to be spoiler free I tend to avoid the review until after I’ve finished the book because a bad review can really throw a person off a book, me especially.
22. I am just now starting to love trashy YA fiction. They’re quick, cute and super addicting. What’s not to love? Honestly, I’ve managed to finish a lot of the trashy YA books I start within a couple of days or less. Except for The Selection series. I’m looking at you, America Singer.
23. I don’t get the hype on J.K. Rowling. I. Just. Don’t. Get. It. I mean why is she known as God-Queen Rowling? Sure, she wrote the Harry Potter series but there are a lot of things wrong with them. I mean, name an LGBT character in that series outside of Dumbledore that J.K. has actually declared as LGBT. I’m waiting.
24. Lord of the Rings will always have a soft spot in my heart. It got me through a really difficult part of my life and for that, I will always love it. Don’t care what anyone says about it.
25. I might be out of my reading slump. Yep, you heard that right. I finished a book today, which I will try to review later.
Well that’s it for the 25 bookish facts about me tag. I hope you enjoyed them.
Until next time,