Top Ten Tuesday // Ten Bookish Facts About Me!

Top Ten Tuesday as usual is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish 🙂 I was thinking about naming this posts ‘Ten Bookish Facts About Me That No One Asked For’ but I refrained from doing that… Just barely tho! Are you ready… Here. We. Go!

1.The first book I ever read voluntarily (I wasn’t forced to by a parent or assigned reading at school) was Twilight when I was like 12 years old. I’d seen the movie and was so in love with it that I had this weird (weird for me at the time anyways) need to read the book! Bonus fact: I reread the Twilight books like 4 times in a row before ever picking up another book, which makes the Twilight series my second most reread series after Throne of Glass.

2. I am super picky about giving books 5 stars, I just think unless I was completely in love with a book beginning to end and that I’m going to remember this book 4 years from now it doesn’t deserve 5 stars. This results in me having like 2387134098 books rated 4-stars and like 20 rated 5-stars.

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3.I am shocking at finishing series. I usually buy the first in a series without buying it’s sequels because I can’t be guaranteed I’m even going to enjoy it and I dont want to waste my money, but once I read it and love it I will go buy every other book in that series all at once. Then when the books arrive I’ve forgotten everything I loved about the first book and then just let the series sit unfinished on my shelf.

4.I am an advocate of rereading previous books in a series before I can read the new release, this means that like 30 of the books I read each year are just rereads. Bonus Fact: this is the reason I still haven’t read The Raven King, because I’m just not motivated to reread The Raven Cycle at the moment.

5.I want to read classics so badly but I have the motivation of a snail, every time I go to pick one up I end up like reading one page.

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6.I have two bookshelves and I organize them so one holds series and the other has first in series ans stand alones.

7.This year has been my worst reading and blogging year ever. This really upsets me 😦

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8.I have forced 4 of my friends to read Sarah J Maas books because in my mind she can do no wrong, and then I feel like a superhero when they’ve all ended up loving the books!

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9.I have a dream that one day when I’m older and (hopefully) own my own home, I want to have a library in my house and I want the entrance to this library to be behind a trap door behind a bookcase. (I’ve thought a lot on this)

10.I love meeting new people who love to read, especially if they love to read YA! I feel like you can form an instant connection with someone who loves the same books as you. It’s like this stranger just getsomething about me that my close friends and family who don’t read will never be able to understand.

That’s it guys! Ten bookish facts about me! What are some bookish facts about you? Let me know below 🙂

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About Amy

I'm an 20 year old uni student who majors in procrastinating. It's wonderful really - many a great read was read because of it.

35 Responses

  1. Great post. :3 I love getting to know more about bloggers this way, so I’m loving this week’s TTT. I’m just like that with the 5-star reads. Unless I think the book is perfect, I don’t give out 5-stars easily. And unghhhh, don’t we all want libraries in our houses? Maybe I’ll have an entire floor dedicated to books when I start earning enough to afford a decent place in NYC. -.-

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      1. We can be weird hermit girls together. Who needs people if you have fictional characters, am I right or what?! XD
        Oh gosh, well there’s obviously my favorites. The Secret History by Donna Tartt, the Perks of Being a Wallflower etc. This year, I’ve only given 2 books a full 5 star rating. A Game of Thrones (which was a re-read) and The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel (which was an ARC releasing on July 26th!) A Gathering of Shadows managed to get a 4.5.

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  2. Omg I thought I was the only one who leaves sequels unread on my shelf. It was one of my goals of this year to cut down on the sequels I have left…..Hasn’t gone too well! Also classics are the bane of my existence! I have a full shelf of unread classics! Great post.x

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  3. Aww, I’m sorry to hear that this year has been your worst reading and blogging year so far! I hope it picks up soon for you – there’s still six months left, so there’s still time. *sends well wishes your way*

    I feel you on reading classics. My stance is that “they’re classics for a reason, I better read them so I can be ~inspired~!” but I’m also really lazy and stop at, er, page one.

    Here’s my TTT, if you’re interested. 🙂

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  4. What are some of your five star rated books?
    I try not to buy sequel books unless I liked the first book. If the sequel is on ridiculous sale, then I will do it. I usually don’t though.

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  5. I think it’s important to be particular about your 5-star reviews. It means that you absolutely loved the book and it means more because of your selectivity. I think most people are rather particular. Or at least, people who read a lot, or perhaps are rather picky. (which isn’t a bad thing. ^.^)

    30 books in a year are re-reads?! 30 books is my goal this year! 0.0 I must be a slower reader than I thought. (And I want to read classics, as well, but goodness knows how long those will take me to read. >.>)

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      1. Haha! I totally understand the need to be entertained while running. I’m constantly watching Youtube videos or Netflix movies. I don’t think I could read while running or listen to audiobooks, but classics would probably be too much for me to handle while running. I might fall asleep on the treadmill.

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      1. There’s nothing wrong with having high book standards! You shouldn’t beat yourself up too much about it.
        I’ve given 18 books 5 stars this year on Goodreads … but I think a LOT of them were 4.5 … so I am not even sure how many were pure 5 stars either.

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    Twilight at 12 years! I didn’t even read the first book of the Twilight series, but I started reading in the middle of the last book where Bella is pregnant (suffice to say, that kind of ruined the whole story for me), haha. AND NUMBER NINE OH GOSH YESSS…. my sister and I always had this one wish we knew ever since we started reading YA books and that was to have a secret library in our own home (by a bookcase door, dial, cool artefact, or anything). Kind of like the secret library in the 39 Clues series if I remember correctly (it’s been ages since I read that book).

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  7. I am the same when it comes to series. I never buy the second one because you are right, you don’t know how it’s going to be or how you’re going to like it. I will buy the second when I get half way through if I really love it. If it’s still questionable but I want to continue I will find it at the library or an ebook of it before committing.

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  8. I love your bookshelf organization! That is a really great way to keep everything straight.

    As for the classics, start slowly. Pick one that is similar to something you already like. For instance, Wuthering Heights was Bella’s favorite book in Twilight. You could also start with a more recent classic like Catcher in the Rye if the older language or length of the novel is the concern!

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