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.
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.
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 😦
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!
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 gets something about me that my close friends and family who don’t read will never be able to understand.