Welcome back, BOOKDRAGONS! This week is gonna be a bookish one and I’m kicking off with an oldie but a goodie – The 25 Bookish Facts About Me TAG! Even though I’m blogging for some time now, the opportunity to share with you all the information about my bookish life – past and present doesn’t come that often. Not to worry! This is what that tag is for. Get to know me better ( you want to, trust me – I’m quite awesome )!
- My favorite genres are fantasy and crime mystery. Which is evident by my humble bookshelves.
2. The only non-fiction books I love to read are psychology books. I started when I was in university but never stopped. I’m a psychologist by the way.
3. I did not use to LOVE reading. I wasn’t one of those people who learn to read at the age of 4 and by 7 they already had reading preferences. I learn to read when I was around 6-7 years old. When I was a child I read my summer list books for the most part and it wasn’t until 6th grade when I realize I can do reading for fun and choose books outside my school curriculum.
4. My family reads. I remember my parents always reading whenever they’re relaxing, in the evenings before bed or on the weekends, so I always thought reading is a completely normal thing to do for hours at a time. My parents still read consistently – my dad goes over 2 books a week, than it’s me with an average of 4 books a month, than my mom with a book a month and finally my brother – the black sheep of the family who doesn’t like to read especially fiction and goes with the “reading tones of articles” excuse.
5. When I was a child I loved going to the library but now I haven’t been in one for 2 years. That was after I discovered that reading is fun. I use to spend hours in our local library, which was never really crowded and I realize now how sad that is. I mostly borrowed Agatha Christie’s novels.
6. I had awesome Literature teachers. They spoke with such passion about the books we had to read and their relationship with books was always out there on display. In retrospect that did affect my relationship with books to a great extent. They were also extremely influential in my writing.
7. My reading time often changes but I try to read more at night or while commuting. I’m trying to create stronger reading habits this year – have some great goals that need achieving. If you’re curious, you can watch my video HERE.
8. I don’t listen to anything when I’m reading. I hate noise when I try to go into another world. When I’m on the train I can somehow tune out the surrounding noises probably because they’re monotone ones. However, when in home, I have to have silence – no tv, no one speaking in the room, no music, nothing.
9. I snack when I’m reading. It was a huge mess when I was a teen. You could always tell what I was eating when reading a certain book. Disgusting, really. Now I’m very careful and there are no stains. I love my book tea or my book beer!
10. I don’t write in books although I think it’s totally cool when in movies notes on the side of classics lead to adventure.
11. I used to re-read a lot, mostly Harry Potter and The Three Musketeers. I don’t do re-read very often now – one a year maybe.
12. I love e-books. They are my salvation! First of all – all the classics are available for free in e-books, secondly, I moved around enough to know – you can’t take your whole library with you.
13. I love audiobooks. They’ve improved my reading habits a lot. I think we should take advantage of all the possibilities the world gives us to experience a book.
14. The series that are solely responsible for my love of books are the Harry Potter series.
15. My favorite author is J.K.Rowling – she writes fantasy and crime mysteries!
16. The first book I saved money for and bought was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and that is my favorite one as well. Coincidence…
17. My first and last Harry Potter books were both gifts for my birthday. (11 and 23)
18. I did write a letter to J.K. Rowling and I wasn’t a little girl when I did.
19. I’ve never written fan fiction. I read a lot when I was a teen and the Harry Potter books were still coming out.
20. I think buying multiple copies of the same book is just unnecessary and way too expensive of a hobby.
21. I have a book journal where I write down my thoughts and rates of the books that I read. It’s been really useful and does help me remember the plots better.
22. I try to do creative writing and I want to do it more in the future. If you like to see some of my works, you find them here.
23. I do not like the world bookworm and yes, I know it could be bookwyrm and I still don’t like it. I think people who love to read and write and dive into the book world in any way, should be called bookdragons and that’s why I call all of you bookdragons.
24. I don’t think the 5-star rating system works for me, which is why I came up with a system that does. If you’re interested, check it out here.
25. I love to talk about books, I get so inspired by such conversations but unfortunately, I don’t get nearly enough of them in my life. That is why I started a blog and a YouTube channel where I can rant all I want about the things I’m passionate about and I can connect with other people who share my craziness.
So if you’re one of those people, write to me in the comment section, share some bookish facts about yourself or just say “Hi”. You can check out my video and say what do you think about that as well. Don’t forget to keep on reading!