Hello my lovelies! It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for another Top Ten Tuesday post!
What is TTT? TTT is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Check out their blog for more info and to see upcoming themes.
This week’s theme was…
July 12: Ten Facts About Me (bookish or just general about you facts or ten facts about you as a blogger…whatever you want)
I decided that I am going to share some bookish facts about me of course! Not going to lie, this is going to be more like 20 bookish facts about me. Sorry, not sorry…
» Audiobooks are the shit
I discovered audiobooks at the beginning of this year, and it was the start of a beautiful friendship. Now I listen to books while commuting, running, doing housework, etc. etc. My local library offers a program called Hoopla, which is basically a digital database of ebooks, audiobooks, TV shows, and movies. The best part of this database is that all the titles are instantly available, there is not a set amount of downloads available, therefore no wait lists.
» My favorite genre is historical fiction
There is something about being transported back into time that is just magical.
» I take notes while reading
I will write down the basic plot line, major details, thoughts and impressions. This makes writing the review so much easier. Also, writing notes helps me to remember the storyline better. When you read 60-75 books a year, things tend to get a little fuzzy after a while.
» When ebook readers first came out, I swore I would never buy one
I did finally get a Kindle, however I only read review copies sent to me on it. I will never give up my paper copy books.
» I have never purchased an ebook
Why purchase a digital copy when I could buy the print form and display it on one of my beautiful bookcases?
» I married a non-reader
He never reads. Like ever. Unless of course you count the news… He is a big TV watcher. I hardly watch any TV… I really can’t tell you how this works. I guess it’s true what they say, opposites do attract 🙂
» I am going to get a bookish tattoo in the fall… IF I can narrow down what I want
I really want a watercolor tattoo of a stack of books. Or maybe a bookish quote? Or maybe a Harry Potter tattoo? I guarantee I will end up getting all of the above.
» I RARELY read non-fiction
It puts me to sleep. I try, I really do.
» I have a hard time NOT finishing a book
It KILLS me to not finish a book. I have only not finished a few books in my life. Maybe 5 total?
» I ALWAYS read 2 books at a time: 1 audiobook and 1 paper/ebook
I always make sure to read two different genres at a time. I find that this helps prevent getting burnt out or going into a slump. I am constantly switching it up.
» I prefer to own my books vs. borrowing them
Hello. My name is Amanda, and I hoard books.
» My 9 year old son isn’t much for reading and it kills me a little on the inside
I have really struggled with the fact that my son isn’t a big reader. I almost feel like I have failed him by not instilling my love for reading in him. Getting him to read 30 minutes every day is a battle. When he does read, it is usually nonfiction books about sports or history. The only fiction books I can get him interested in are illustrated/graphic novels (think Diary of a Wimpy Kid).
» I don’t lend out my books anymore
Nope. I spend too much money on books and too much effort in keeping them in good condition to have someone mess them up or not return them. If this is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.
» This year I have started branching out from my reading comfort zones
Before this year, I only read historical fiction and some contemporary. It was very rare that I read outside of these genres. Now I am reading all kinds of genres and am so glad I have come out of my shell.
» My baby brother kicks my ass at reading
Growing up, my little brother and I were really the only members in our family who read consistently. He is a super fast reader and I am slightly bitter about it.
» My books are arranged by genre on my bookcases
I know the whole color things looks neat, but the thought of mixing my books up like that stresses me out.
» I don’t use fancy bookmarks.
I usually use whatever is laying around when I reach a stopping point. Once I used a stick of gum. True story.
» I used to be a spine breaker
The shame! I was young and didn’t care about the condition of my books. A moment of silence for all the book spines I broke…..