Cait tagged us for the 25 bookish facts aaaaages ago and here I am doing it. It’s so nice to have holidays and be able to read a book most days and go to the beach and relax…. Also, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with love and hope and joy and peace and happiness 🙂 now enjoy learning all my bookish secrets (some of these are totally random, but whatever, 25 is a lot!)
- I can’t reread audiobooks. This is a really bizarre thing, but I guess if I’ve spent the time listening to the audiobook I can’t reread, which is sad if it’s a book I want to reread, like Cinder. I probably could read if if I tried hard enough, but I don’t.
- Often if I’m in a library and I see someone looking lost, I go up to them and tell them which book they should read. It’s very rewarding.
- I don’t go to bookshops much… but when I do, I find it hard to leave without buying anything. (because books, you know)
- Because I read more than I talk (and I do talk quite a bit, so…) I sometimes don’t know how to pronounce things (Hermy-won, anyone?) This was worse when I was younger but I have a lot of pronunciation difficulties (It looks like cave-eat, not cav-e-at, okay)
- When I first got an e-reader I ignored it for a couple of months. Then I looked at all the kindle books and the digital library and I was done.
- I love audiobooks, partially because they make the book come to life for me, but also because it means you can do other things while you’re ‘reading’. Cook! Sew! Run!
- Whenever I start a new audiobook, I get annoyed at the narrator’s voice. Then I get used to it.
- (Non audio-book fact) I used to wish I could lie in a library. I still do, actually.
- I sometimes have dreams featuring books. Like I might be the main character in a scene from a story I read or I might be dithering over something in a library (absolutely normal, right?)
- I recently visited the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne. It was awesome and so pretty and they had a display on books and another about Melbourne history (though one thing annoyed me. Next to Ned Kelly’s armour there was a sign that said “no one needs to be told who Ned Kelly is” I don’t know who Ned Kelly is. Tell me!)
- I spend way too much time on goodreads.
- I can read and walk at the same time (though how many people/pillars/troops of monkeys I bump into while doing so is another matter entirely)
- I read an abridged version of Pride and Prejudice when I was around seven and was really confused.
- Anne of Green Gables and Little Women are some of my favourite books. I read them heaps when I was younger.
- My grandmother taught Shar and I to knit as she read Narnia to us. Narnia is amazing (though sort of sexist and with an unpleasant distinction between good guys killing bad guys and bad guys killing good guys)
- I read the first four Harry Potter books when I was about eight. The ending of book four scared me so much that I didn’t read the rest until I was ten or eleven.
- The first book blog I ever read, before I started my own, was the Midnight Garden.
- The first YA books I read were probably Matched, I Am Number Four and Delirium (It’s hard to tell when MG crosses the YA line though!)
- My aunt painted a Where the Wild Things Are painting in my room when I was small (my family is /relatively/ encouraging of my literary habit– they just wish I didn’t buy so many books)
- I love forcing my family/friends to read books that I like so I can have co fangirls (except Shar didn’t like Sabriel 😦 )
- According to goodreads I’ve read 74,326 pages this year. Which is quite a lot.
- When I’m not reading, I do other things ( really!)
- I don’t usually listen to music while reading, but if I do it is probably cello music. I love the sounds of cellos (guilty violist right here)
- I love spotting typos in books (luckily there aren’t many) Other bonus things, like the names of YA authors that I found in Illuminae are fun too.
- I take a book *almost* everywhere I go because they are fun to hold and are guaranteed entertainment.
Hopefully this was fun! Tell me a bookish fact about yourself in the comments 🙂