I wanted to do a post which could explain a little about who I am since this blog is still very new. I remember seeing a lot of booktubers do these bookish facts videos some months back and I figured it was a good fit for what I needed. So, I’ve come up with 25 bookish facts about myself and my reading habits. It’s very random but I hope you enjoy.
#1: I get most of my reading done on my commute to work. I’m on the bus for an hour and a half every day.
#2: I don’t listen to audiobooks. It’s too difficult for me to stay focused so I only do it when my library doesn’t have any other options.
#3: As a kid, I refused to read anything that wasn’t fantasy although my teachers really wanted me to.
#4: I have a weakness for pretty books. I see them, I buy them.
#5: Most of the books I read, I borrow from the library.
#6: I don’t see myself ever reading a thriller or mystery. They often seem so predictable to me.
#7: I never read in my bed and usually don’t read before I sleep either.
#8: I can’t listen to music while reading. Sometimes, I’m able to have a football game going on the TV at the same time but not music.
#9: I don’t DNF books. I need to be able to “tick” the book off in my head no matter how bad it is. It will be my commute book because then my choices become: read the bad book or look out the window.
#10: I’m often reading two books at once. One for my commute and one at home. In my experience, it helps me read the books faster.
#11: I don’t have a preference when it comes to paperbacks vs. hardbacks. I love them both. Even Mass Market paperback. They are perfect to read on the bus.
#12: I’m from Denmark but I never read books in Danish. It’s an awkward language, guys.
#13: I prefer books with male main characters although I can’t say why.
#14: I love sad books that can make me cry. Books need to make me feel something and sadness is just a strong emotion.
#15: However much I love reading, I can’t read for hours without a break. I approximately read for about 30-45 minutes and then I need to do something else. It really doesn’t matter how good the book is. I need a break.
#16: I hate talking about books with people who don’t read. Specifically, people who ask about the kinds of books I read without really caring. Then I find myself trying a explain a complex fantasy world and plot in the fastest way possible to get the conservation to end and it’s just not fun.
#17: My least favorite trope is the “physically strong female” trope. That thing when a book has a “strong” female character and it actually just means that she can kill people. To me, it just implies that you can only be strong if you behave as masculine as possible and don’t show any feminine traits. There are so many other ways to show strength.
#18: My favorite thing to see in books is strong friendships. Throw in a lot of sarcastic comments and I’m in love.
#19: The first book I ever owned was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone (Danish version).
#20: I read classics, but I don’t love them. Yeah, I mainly read classics because of the peer pressure. I should probably stop that.
#21: As a child, I was obsessed with the series called Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda and reread it several times.
#22: I very rarely read poetry collections, graphic novels and short story collections.
#23: The book with the lowest average rating on Goodreads I’ve read is The Magicians by Lev Grossman (3.5 stars). My rating was 3 stars. It surprised me because this means Twilight has a higher rating.
#24: The book with the highest average rating on Goodreads I’ve read is The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic (4.64 stars). My rating was 5 stars.
#25: I don’t do physical damage to my books. That includes dog earing and writing in my books. I don’t mind other people doing it in their own books. I just like that my own are clean.
Too much information about me but I hope that maybe you could identify with some of the points. Let me know which ones.
Have a happy day of reading,