25 Bookish Facts About Me

Hi guys! I’ve seen a lot of people doing this tag lately and it looked fun, so I decided to do it too. 😀

I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I’m a rebel so I’m doing it anyway. *shrug* XD

So, without further rambling ado, here’s 25 bookish facts about me! 🙂

1. I only get distracted by certain things while reading. I can read through music and the TV, but not people talking or video games. The latter is *sometimes* a problem though, because my sister is a gamer as avidly as I’m a reader. o.o

2. I have 250 books on my Goodreads TBR. O.o

3. I’ve been reading since I was six but only really got into it roughly a year and a half ago.

4. I read Harry Potter when I was six.

5. I read Percy Jackson when I was seven.

6. I read The Hunger Games when I was nine.

7. I read Divergent when I was ten.

8. The only classic I’ve read so far is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and I despised it. I don’t intend to read any more classics unless I have to for school. (Unless The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton counts as a classic. I adore that. ❤ Does it??)

9. I’m typically not very good at reading popular books until the hype has lessened, even though I want to immediately. For example, I’m only reading The Selection just now, and I’ve yet to read Miss Peregrine’s, An Ember In The Ashes, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Falling Kingdoms, Red Queen, or any of Victoria/V.E. Schwab’s books. To name a few. >.< Don’t kill me.

10. 2/3 books I DNF’d are very popular, but one more so than the other, and I was afraid to announce it. (It was handled remarkably well though.) That would be The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater and Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. :/

11. I can typically read books fairly quickly. I read Queen of Shadows and Winter in two days each. 😛

12. I mostly read YA, but on occasion I’ll read MG. I think around three of the 250 books on my TBR are MG, so YA is definitely the majority. XD

13. I can’t decide what my favorite genre is within YA. I have favorites within each. 😉

14. I never drink anything while I read, but I love to snack on chocolate or suck on butterscotch disc candies. 😛

15. I never write or highlight in books. If there’s a quote or something else I like, I use tabs.

16. I don’t mind cracking spines. I think it makes books look loved. The spines on my first four Percy Jackson books are beat up that you can hardly read the title. XD (Not the fifth though, because it’s hardcover.) *I never crack spines on purpose*

17. Aside from liking them to look loved, I’m obsessed with keeping my books in top condition. If I’m not reading them, they stay on my shelf. Unless I’m using them for pictures, but even then they go immediately back on. I read while I eat, but I only ever keep books in my lap. I think I’ve mastered eating and reading without making a mess. 😛 Also, I never just toss books or leave them wherever. I gently set them down, especially if they’re paperback.

18. I don’t trust anyone enough to lend them my books except my mom and my sister. But we all live in the same house, they treat books well, and they understand I’ll never forgive them if a book is messed up. XD And I’m ignoring the fact that I don’t have any real life friends that would want to borrow my books, haha.

19. I typically don’t have a preference on whether my books are hardcover or paperback. However I do want my series to look nice and even, and since they don’t, I have my hardcovers and paperbacks on separate shelves. I’m willing to make sacrifices, to an extent. XD

20. I see nothing wrong with having multiple editions of books. Currently I only own two copies of The Outsiders (one is regular and the other is a signed platinum edition ❤ ), but I intend to collect editions of books and series I love (Throne of Glass, The Shadowhunter Chronicles, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter…).

21. Currently I’ve only read two e-books, but now that I have a Kindle I intend to start reading more. The first book I want to get on it is Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout because it has the first three books of Lux from Daemon’s POV, while the physical edition only has the first. 😀

22. I’m firmly on the “adore” side of the argument regarding the Shadowhunters book-to-TV adaptation. 😀 THERE NEEDS TO BE A SECOND SEASON.

23. I think if the director and writers for Shadowhunters were the ones in charge of other book-to-TV adaptations, they would be equally fabulous. I would trust them with The Infernal Devices, The Lunar Chronicles, Percy Jackson (they would be better than the movies…), Shatter Me, and Throne of Glass. There are many other YA books/series I think would make epic TV shows too, and I would trust the same people with them as well. My love for their work on Shadowhunters is real. Please don’t kill me. Haha.

24. Good names are essential to me when I read a book. If characters don’t have good names, a small part of the book’s greatness will be lost. No, this was not influenced by my opinion on the names in The Selection. But I won’t deny, they’re a little bit ridiculous…

25. I think some books/series would make awesome role-play video games, in the style that Dragon Age Origins is (it’s a game from the studio Bioware and I love it). Can you imagine a video game about Aelin?! It would follow the plot of the books, but you could decide how ruthless of an assassin she is/isn’t and whether she romanced Chaol, Dorian, or Rowan. I would totally play that! 😀

26. I’m going to meet Cassandra Clare on March 13th and I’m going to BookCon in Chicago on May 14th. I’ll meet a ton of authors, publishers, and BookTubers there.

That’s all I have for now!

Can you relate to any of these? I’d love to know! 🙂

I’m off to read more of The Selection! Either my review or a discussion should be up tomorrow, and whichever isn’t posted will be up Saturday. 🙂

Until next time…

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4 thoughts on “25 Bookish Facts About Me

  1. I relate to the good names one so much haha! If a character has a name I really don’t like, every time I read it I’d just sort of cringe inwardly….for the entire book. Not a good time! But then if I really love a character’s name, I become sort of obsessed with it 😀

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