Bookish Facts About Me!Hello and welcome back! Today is my 23rd birthday and so I thought it would be fun to share 23 book related facts about myself rather than the standard 25. I hope you enjoy getting to know me a little bit better!
One: My love for reading was sparked by my love for Beauty and the Beast. I wanted to be just like Belle and she loved books!
Two: My first notable read was Charlotte's Web by E.B. White and my grandma is the one who bought it for me.
Three: My favorite part of second grade was weekly library trips with my grandma.
Four: I never did the required reading for school. There's just something about having to read that makes me not want to.
Five: My favorite childhood series was Magic Tree House and to this day I still plan to repurchase them all so that my future children can have them.
Six: I started Harry Potter when I was around 18 and I still have not finished. I need to read Deathly Hallows.
Seven: The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer made me fall in love with reading again and I will forever be thankful.
Eight: I am a real sucker for private school/boarding school books. I always wanted to go to a boarding school. I don't know why.
Nine: On average I read about a page a minute, but some books can really slow me down.
Ten: I have never read/listened to an audiobook. I want to, but I can't focus.
Eleven: I put down a lot of books, but I always leave a bookmark inside in case future me wants to continue.
Twelve: I refuse to rate a book that I have not finished. The ending could be phenominal and I wouldn't know!
Thirteen: I despise hardcovers. I only buy them when I'm too excited to wait a whole year for the paperback edition.
Fourteen: Along with that one, I am a total book snob and my books have to match. Cover changes are the bane of my existence.
Fifteen: I don't really utilize my local library. Oops.
Sixteen: I give books for almost every gift giving occasion and if the person isn't a reader, I will honestly buy them at least a coffee table book anyway. Sorry not sorry.
Seventeen: My favorite book is Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
Eighteen: I keep buying classics even though I know I will probably never read them.
Nineteen: My most awkward author encounter was with Jason Reynolds. I was in line for another author at an event and he came over to tell them goodbye since his signing was over. Well, having not read his books yet or knowing anything about him really except that he was an author, I awkwardly blurted out "I really like your shoes." Which was true, but I kind of inserted myself into a conversation to say it. Yikes. Incidentally this is also how I met Abigail Johnson whom I completely adore.
Twenty: I have actually started and stopped writing my own novel multiple times. I have yet to find something that sticks.
Twenty-One: I DO NOT LOAN OUT MY BOOKS. I have had some traumatic things happen to my precious books and loaning one out basically means I trust you entirely. It's a huge deal.
Twenty-Two: You'll most often find me reading in my bed, but I love almost and comfy reading spot. The number one being somewhere with a view like in the mountains.
Twenty-Three: The last time I counted, I had over 400 books on my shelves. I really hate letting them go and so I rarely do. I want to have a library like Belle's. *Wink wink*
Thank you for sticking with me. Blogging is honestly one of the best things to ever happen to me and each and every one of you make all of this awesome stuff possible. Feel free to leave me a couple of bookish facts about yourself in the comments, I'd love to read them!