Hey guys! Today I’m coming at you with something a bit different because I realised a bit ago that you guys probably maybe don’t actually know all that much about me, so I thought this would be a fun way to sort of introduce myself to you guys!
[I think you can find the original idea for this post here]
1 My favourite authors, as of right now, are Christina Henry (Alice, Lost Boy), Kerri Maniscalco (Stalking Jack The Ripper), Stephanie Garber (Caraval) & Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland, Rocket Raccoon).
2 I love dinosaurs (hence my love for the Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur comic series) and I have a great and very intense love for the Jurassic franchise and yet, I still haven’t read the original Jurassic Park novel by Michael Crighton.
3 I’m obsessed with Bookstagram but I don’t think I’ll ever get into it myself.
You should check out these people though (they’re great and have so much skill I cry): Paperfury, Romweasley, Slytherink, Howlinglibraries, Meltotheany, Fictionologyst, Aimeereads, Booknest, Mlovesfiction, Rebeccabookss, Booksandmunches & Robbyreads.
4 The most recent book I read (as of writing this blog post) was Sourdough by Robin Sloan and I loved it. Sourdough is without a doubt, the most calming and inspiring (baking-wise) book I’ve ever read.
5 And on that note, something I’ve discovered lately, as I’ve been picking up more books and vaguely leaving my comfort zone. Is that I’ve been enjoying more and more books that I never thought I would pick up. See: Sourdough, Three Dark crowns, Bad Romance, Warcross. I’ve randomly been trying out books I never thought I’d care about and I’ve been loving them! It’s a whole new ball game out there for me now!
6 I love and support audiobooks.
7 I’m much better at talking to people on my blog then I am irl. Via my blog, I have been in contact with other bloggers, authors and publishers but irl I struggle with ordering a coffee.
8 I love to annotate my books. I don’t do it often but I do tab them, write in them, highlight in them and even *gasps* dog-ear the pages! It doesn’t bother me and I will often do this with my favourite books.
9 I don’t like shiny books (or, shiny things in general) and I will go out of my way to get the non-shiny option of a book cover and if there isn’t one I just won’t buy the book. Maybe it’s pathetic but shiny things set me off and I can’t stand them.
10 I do own multiple copies of some books. Some books I have multiples of are Harry Potter, A Wrinkle In Time and The Giver. I only have multiples because I like to have annotated copies and non-annotated copies and also I LOVE THEM.
11 I don’t think I’m any good at writing reviews.
12 I have a whole jar full of bookmarks and I generally only use the same 3. 😂
13 I like the idea of ARCs and I think it would be really awesome to own copies of them for my favourite books like Caraval or Stalking Jack The Ripper but, honestly, ARCs stress me out and I usually forget to read them until after the book is already out.
14 Book hype is very scary and very stressful so I generally try to stay away. This is also one of the reasons I am not on the bandwagon for so many popular YA authors (Sarah J Mass, Jenny Han, Leigh Bardugo, Tomi Adeyemi etc.).
15 When I’m really enjoying a book I tend to read it out loud in the voices of the characters without actually realising I’m doing it and IT’S WEIRD.
16 I never guess book twists. I never guess who the murderer is and I am very gullible and I just want to believe people are good and that we can all get along!
17 I read best with the combination of a deadline and a moving car. So I often read my books close to when they’re due back at the library and I much prefer to read in the car or on the bus.
18 I don’t have a problem with DNFing books. You do you, if you don’t like a book then put it down and try something else! The latest book I DNF’d was Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely. I was roughly 75-80% of the way through but I gave up because I couldn’t stand the MC or the romance.
19 I prefer to buy DVDs over books. I know that sounds crazy since I have a literal book blog. But, honestly, I just prefer to own my movies because I watch them so often. Whereas, I have no qualms about just borrowing a book from the library because I don’t re-read every book I own.
Also, I straight up don’t know who I would be without the ability to re-watch the Jurassic movies and Iron Man trilogy whenever I felt like it. I assume it would be a very boring and sad life.
20 I think books need to include more characters with disabilities and publishers really need to pick up the slack with that. It’s wonderful that people are seeing more of themselves in characters in terms of sexuality or ethnicity etc but disability seems to be getting left out and I’m SMAD.
21 I love book adaptations but I don’t really watch them all that often. I will always re-watch my favourites but I don’t often go out to see them at the cinema and I don’t necessarily seek them out either.
22 I really enjoy darker books like Bad Romance or Three Dark Crowns. They make me incredibly happy but also incredibly stressed, it’s quite the combination.
23 2018 has been the year of stepping out of my comfort zone and talking to publishers. It’s been nervewracking but a really great experience so far!
^ The inspiration for #24 ^
24 I someday (I have no idea when lol) plan on getting a Camelot tattoo inspired by the outline of Hogwarts tattoo. I love the idea of getting the outline of Hogwarts as a tattoo but I feel a bit more of a connection to Camelot so I’d like to get the outline of that castle (probably one of the ones they used in Merlin) somewhere on my inner forearm just below my elbow joint.
25 My bookshelves are currently a mess. I always mean to go and rearrange them or at least tidy them up a little bit but then I get stressed out just thinking about it so I think it’s going to have to wait for a rainy day when I have no outstanding obligations and can just take the day off to concentrate on them. We’ll see if that ever happens, fingers crossed it does some time this year 🤞🤞🤞.
Rebecca @ BookishlyRebecca / Destiny @ HowlingLibraries / Cait @ Paperfury / Lily @ Sprinkle of Dreams / Ally @ Ally Writes Things / Carolina @ Fictionologyst / Elizabeth @ Regal Musings / Lu @ It’s Lu Again / Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books / Analee @ Book Snacks / Becca @ Bec&Bones / Emma @ Readingthroughthenight // Emma @ Emma Reads Too Much