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 . . .