Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Facts About Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is ten bookish facts about me. This is hard because I’ve already told you way too much about myself. I’m not that interesting, so I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel for new stuff to tell you. I’ll give it my best shot, though.

Ten Bookish Facts About Me

1. I like poetry, but I’m afraid to review it because I feel like I don’t know what I’m talking about.

2. I’ve never preordered a book and don’t pay much attention to new releases. Most of the reviews on this blog are of older books. Elderly books need love, too.

3. I’ve been on a book-buying ban since January, but I still somehow manage to acquire a few new books every month. I swear they’re breeding on my shelves when I’m not looking.

4. Child-me hated the first two Harry Potter books because I was a reading snob, and they were below my reading level. My opinion completely turned around when I read the third book, though.  

5. Now I’m so obsessed with Harry Potter that I’ve amassed a small collection of disturbing Donald Trump/Lord Voldemort mashup images.

6. Even though I spend most of my day staring at words, I’m a terrible speller. I don’t know how I’d survive without Microsoft Word and its wonderful squiggly red underlines.

7. I’ve only recently started taking the dust jacket off hardcover books while I’m reading them. I used to keep the jackets on so that I didn’t lose them, but they tend to slide around while I’m reading. I started taking them off to make holding the book easier on my hands. Hand cramps are a serious hazard of being a diehard bookworm.

8. When I was a kid, I was in special ed. reading classes. My friend was in the gifted reading class. One day, he showed me the books he was reading for his class, and I noticed that I had already read those books in my free time. He said we should tell the teacher to move me from special ed. to gifted, but I begged him not to tell because gifted kids got extra homework. I hated the bullying that came along with being “special ed.” but there was no way in hell that I was going to do extra homework.

9. Some of my bookshelves are organized by color. For some reason, I often remember the color of a book more easily than the title/author. I’m one of those annoying people who walks into a bookstore and tells the clerk, “I’m looking for a book . . . I think it’s blue . . . .”

10. I don’t understand why so many of my fellow bookworms loathe short stories. I don’t like them as much as I like novels, but some people act like reading a short story will cause spontaneous decapitation or something. I promise they won’t kill you!

Tell me something bookish and interesting about yourself . . .


  1. I am also a horrible speller!! I am so thankful for spell check!! I think I need to start taking of the dust jackets on my hardcovers when I read them I always leave them on.

  2. Baaahahaha!!! I'm seriously cracking up at books breeding on your shelves because I swear MINE DO TOO!! What even is this madness?!?! Totally not our fault, since we're entertaining a book ban at the present time. Not our fault at all. ;) So fun getting to know you with this post! :)

  3. You are so funny! I enjoyed getting to know you more after reading your top 10. I agree that old books need love too.

  4. I've just started liking short stories after avoiding them like the plague for years! Beneath the Bonfire by Nickolas Butler was the book that changed my mind.

  5. I actually don't really care for short stories because I feel like I don't have time to get invested in any of them. I do like a couple of Poe's short stories and there was one I liked in Slasher Girls and Monster Boys, but for the most part I just can't get into it. :/

    Here are my Top Ten!

  6. Number 8!!! I would kill my kid if they did that! hahaha! I totally agree with you on poetry. I like it, but I don't know how to talk about it....

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  7. Ha. I would've told you something bookish, but then you added "interesting".

    Anyway, I like learning about you, even if the two-faced head is a bit creepy.

  8. Oh fun list! It's great getting to know more about you :)

    Spelling is strange for me. Sometimes I remember a word correctly and other times I can't spell to save my life and must use google. I never thought I'd have this problem. It's so bizarre, given how much I read!

    I take off dust jackets too! Isn't that what every one does? I hate how slippery they can get and how easily they fall off. They were meant to be removed!

  9. I'm with you 100% on #1,2,3,7 & 10. I'm especially enjoying short stories now that I'm into my 7th decade (that makes me sound older than I really am!)

  10. There's something wrong with my kindle... It also breeds overnight. GREAT post and I also tend to read older books and don't mind the new releases that much. I've got ONE book haul a year. Dust Jackets?? What's that?? Oh yes - the expensive books come with them.... I can only afford paperbacks and kindle. Here's Ten Things you probably did not know about me: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/07/the-ten-wonders-of-me.html

  11. OMG I RELATE TO #9 SO SO MUCH!! I actually had someone insult me for colour-coding my bookshelves the other day which was a new experience.😂 But GAH I LOVE THEM IN COLOUR ORDER. And also I will remember them by the colour over title/author sometimes. And it's glorious because I never lose anything. I know exactly where all my books are at all times. gOOD TIMES. :')

  12. I definitely don't pay much attention to new releases either. It's all about the older books with me! :) I actually really like reading short stories, I just don't do it often enough, because I have so many novels on my TBR list. Great list! :)