I’ve seen this tag a lot on booktube and it seems like a fun way of showing who you are as a reader, so I thought I’d give it a go.
This is quite a long list, so if you’re just after the highlights I’d recommend 4, 6, 12, 14, 26, 28, 36 and 43.
- My go-to genre is fantasy. It’s just my absolute favourite.
- One of my all time favourite books is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
- Another is Graceling by Kristin Cashore.
- I just finished A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab the other day and it just blew me away. Might have a new favourite on my hands.
- I now want to read the entirely of V. E Schwab’s written works.
- I’m going to YALC at the end of this month and I cannot wait.
- I love books about magic. Give me stories about powers and spells and abilities any day of the week.
- I’m a member of three separate libraries (not including university libraries).
- I’m maxed out on my library book allowance (you can have 15 out. I have 15 out.)
- I much prefer paperbacks over hardbacks.
- Although recently I’ve been becoming a touch more fond of hardbacks.
- I was in Oxford last weekend visiting friends and I bought two books for £2.50 each. The joy was real.
- I also saw Shakespeare’s first folio in one of the Oxford University libraries.
- One of my fondest childhood memories of reading is my Dad and I reading the first two Harry Potter books to each other. Sometimes he would read chapters to me before bed, other time I would chapters to him.
- My favourite places to read are in the park (when it’s not raining), on my bed, and in cafes.
- I also love reading on trains. Unless there’s a screaming baby. I’ve got no time for screaming babies when I’m trying to read.
- I’ve become one of those people who reads while they walk.
- I’m sorry.
- But not that sorry. It’s a good way to pass the time when I don’t have music to listen to.
- The smell of books.
- That’s all I need to say. You know what I’m talking about, all you series book-sniffers.
- My sister bought me Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare for my birthday when it was on offer on Amazon for £1. She has prime too so it was literally a pound.
- I love reading manga and I went through a phrase when I was about 14/15 years old, where I stopped buying fiction, and just bought manga all the time.
- As a result, my manga collection is huge. I’d estimate I have between 120-160 books.
- I’m also really into graphic novels, though I have fewer of those.
- I’m a huge fan of Goodreads and update my book progress on there all the time. (If you want to go follow me (and I would love it if you did) here’s a link).
- I’ve set myself a goal of reading 40 books this year and I’m actually 6 books ahead of schedule at the moment.
- My boyfriend bought me this Alice in Wonderland book pillow for my birthday and it’s so squishy. It’s great.
- I tend to start a new book immediately after finishing the previous one, because I find it surprisingly easy to dwell on and mull over the old book while getting into the new one.
- My auntie and uncle are both English teachers so they will quite often give me books that they’ve read but no longer have space for. Success.
- I would love to go on a bookshop tour of some of the world’s most amazing bookshops.
- Maybe I should make a bookshop bucket list.
- I love it when authors write under pseudonyms.
- I need to read more books that have been translated from foreign languages.
- Book mail is the best kind of mail.
- If a book had a particularly exciting/dramatic/unexpected twist, I’ll often shout or exclaim something out loud, and my housemate has to constantly ask my if I’m OK.
- I always read while drying my hair.
- I take a book with me everywhere I go.
- I either have a pile of 77 bookmarks, or no bookmarks at all and I’m using train tickets to mark my pages.
- I need some of those small sticky notes to mark pages with poignant quotes.
- I have a physical reaction when someone makes notes in a book in pen. It’s just not OK.
- I studied English Language and Literature for my BA degree and it definitely opened me up to books I never would have found/read otherwise.
- When Harry killed Voldemort in the Deathly Hallows I screamed and ran round my dining room table four times.
- My favourite bookshop to go to is Barter Books. It’s a huge, old converted station house and an absolute haven (search for photos of it and you’ll see what I mean).
- I’m very into booktube. I love watching people talk passionately about their favourite reads, and it constantly inspires me to try new books.
- I once dropped a Ladybird classic book in the bath (when I was about 5) and the trauma has never left me.
- I will never get over the fact that books can make us feel in such exquisite depth.
- I think books have immense power.
- They have the power to change and inspire us in at the very core of who we are. They can help us to look at the world completely differently.
- That’s fundamentally why, at some point soon, I want to write my own book – to inspire.
Phew! Well done for making it this far if you read them all. Now you know a little (a lot actually) more about my reading habits and my relationship with books.
2 thoughts on “50 Bookish Facts About Me”
Loved reading through this! I feel like we have so much in common from this list. Also I’m SO GLAD you loved A Darker Shade of Magic!!! I adore that series so much and constantly recommend it to people ❤
PS. I sent you a friend request on Goodreads 😀
Aww this was such a lovely comment to receive! I’m so glad you like it! And yessss, ADSOM was INCREDIBLE. I need to get the sequel out from the library straight away. I sense that I’m also going to be recommending it to people a lot! 🙂 And thanks, I’ve added you back!