25 Bookish Facts About me

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I thought this would be a great way to break the ice.  Why an I blogging about books, who am I?  Do you care — well if you don’t maybe this blog post isn’t for you.

I saw this tag on YouTube and thought it would be fun to post…. let’s just say I don’t have a review this week and I need content…. fine you caught me!

  1.  I’ve always loved reading.  As a kid, I used to stay up past my bed time, under the covers, with a flashlight, because I just had to finish the book I was reading;
  2. I feel really behind on American Classics since I was not born in the US.  I am trying to catch up now;
  3. I sometimes write in my books – always in pencil but I find that I need to make notes in order to remember important and sometimes not so important passages for my reviews;
  4. I don’t use reading as an escape.  More of a “day at the spa;”
  5. Sometimes I buy books because they look pretty;
  6. When undecided about a book I open it up to a random page and read a few pages to see if I want to buy it.  It doesn’t always work;
  7. I love that I can get samples of books before buying them; One of the best things about e-books.
  8. I can’t sit and listen to an audio book.  The voice always puts me to sleep.  So, unlike many people who tend to listen to books while commuting to and from work, I am not able to do that because I just fall asleep;
  9. I’m still waiting to buy my bookshelves.  My books have been in boxes for the past 3 years since we moved to this new house;
  10. The first book I read in English was “Go Ask Alice.”  It’s about a young girl in the world of drugs.  I remember really liking it and re-reading it over and over again.  I was so proud of myself when I was able to read it without the dictionary;
  11. The best length for a book is between 300 to 400 pages;
  12. I’ve been thinking of writing a book since high school;
  13. I used to write little illustrated books in primary school when I lived in Portugal and I can’t draw to save my life but I thought these were the best;
  14. No one else in my family likes to read.  Sometimes that feels so lonely;
  15. My competitive nature makes it difficult to watch too many booktube videos….. How do they read so much?
  16. I don’t understand the fascination with Young Adult books;
  17. I’m never sure what to do with a dust cover.  Do I remove it or do I leave it;
  18. It’s so annoying when the cover keeps moving around;
  19. I’ve never read any of the Harry Potter books;
  20. Because I don’t want to!
  21. I never remember the names of authors.  Even if I love the book;
  22. I don’t understand people that can’t DNF a book.  If you don’t like it, put it down and move on to the next one… unless it’s your job to review the book;
  23. Readathons make me crazy.  It’s too much pressure;
  24. Anna Kereninna has been a challenge for me for the past 3 years.  I still didn’t read it and it’s still sitting on my TBR staring at me.  Even my best friend makes fun of me every year; and
  25. I think schools should concentrate more on reading and less on sports.

I hope you enjoyed this little bit about me.  It wasn’t easy to think about 25 things book related about me.

XoXo

Ana

 

Author: Ana

I live in Camelot. I didn't do it on purpose but .... here I am. This is the story of another 50+ year old woman who just realized that the life she worked so hard to build is no longer what she wants..... why am I speaking about myself in the third person? Odd!!! Come join me as I try to figure out my next move. Ana

5 thoughts on “25 Bookish Facts About me”

  1. Lol I’m the same way and no one in my family enjoys reading. It does feel lonely at times.
    But I do love YA books, especially Fantasy lol I guess it’s like a sport. You either like it or you don’t. I thing wrong with that. I also read all the Harry Potter books, and some of them in different languages. Lol That might sound crazy! Lol
    This post was fun to read! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your comment. It feels lonely when I really want to talk about the book with someone and they have no interest in what I’m saying haha…. I don’t care, I tell them anyway. Their fault they don’t read lol. As far as YA, I’m not sure why I don’t read it. I’ve never found a something that interested me. The Harry Potter thing? Maybe because when it came out I was “too cool” for it and now I just don’t feel like I would enjoy them as much.

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    1. Ohh thank you for your comment. Yeah, mom and dad used to have to come get the flash light away from me and make me go to sleep. About the books, I think any less you kind of feel cheated because it doesn’t feel like the story gets developed enough and more than 500 I start getting annoyed that I’m not done yet. Also, I think that it’s very rare that anything you have to say needs to be longer than 500 pages lol

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