After almost two years on this blog, I think it’s high time to finally share some random bookish facts about myself! I love to read these kind of posts because they are a great opportunity to get to know that person just a bit more. I hope you enjoy reading it! x
I do not have a single favourite book but a whole list of them!
I can never narrow it down to just one book…it’s too difficult! So when people ask me to name a favourite I try to choose one from each of my favourite genre. Also, my current favourite book often depends on my mood and my latest read.
Reading in a moving vehicle gives me severe motion sickness.
I learnt this the hard way!
My reading habits change with the seasons.
In summer I usually gravitate more towards contemporary books while as Autumn approaches I tend to read more high fantasy, horror and books inspired by mythology. Also, if for example a book is set during the winter season, I try to read it in Winter.
I often read two books at the same time.
I love reading two books at the same time as long as they’re from two different genres. I found this to be the best way to avoid a reading slump because if one of them is slow-paced or dragging, I would still be making progress with the other book.
Mass Market Paperbacks are banned from my bookshelves.
I hate them with a passion. I find them too uncomfortable to read from.
I take a book with me every where I go.
You can always find a book in my bag (if it fits) anywhere I go, even if I wouldn’t have time to read it. Somehow it’s presence comforts me.
I love rereading books.
I love revisiting old characters and places and relive those favourite moments with them. As of right now, Harry Potter is the only series that I reread every year.
Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Literary Fiction and Magical Realism.
I never DNF books…unless they’re extremely problematic.
I can never make myself stop reading a book. Somehow I still cling to the hope that something would eventually happen in the next couple of pages that would change my opinion entirely.
A huge TBR does not really intimidate me.
I love having a large number of unread books on my shelves. The sight of so many unopened doorways to unknown worlds warms my heart.
I don’t like ARCs.
For some reason, I find ARCs a great source of stress and anxiety. I appreciate the trust authors put in their readers by sharing their work with them, but I guess I’m not the right person for it. I tend to worry too much over the time I take to read it and then to eventually write a coherent review.
I rarely read books in my native language.
Unfortunately there aren’t a great number of books from my favourite genres to choose from. For some reason most of the books being published in Maltese are either children/middle grade or sappy adult romance books.
The first time I read Harry Potter, I did not read the books in the right order.
This was truly unintentional! I read Order of the Phoenix without having read Prisoner of Azkaban or Goblet of Fire, and I spent the better part of a week trying to understand what was happening!
I am a proud Ravenclaw.
…and Luna Lovegood is my best friend!
I love reading books which are set in or inspired by Russia.
Such books often end up on my favourite lists. To mention a few: City of Thieves, The Grisha trilogy and The Bear and the Nightingale.
I have four editions of The Book Thief.
The Book Thief holds a special place in my heart and there are so many beautiful editions out there that I want to have on my bookshelves!
My first foray into book blogging was in 2014, when I made my tumblr blog.
The book community introduced me to so many amazing and wonderful people who honestly mean the world to me. Close friendships started from a simple conversation about books and I guess that’s what makes the written word so beautiful in the way it brings people together.
I love visiting bookstores, even when I’m broke.
I love the atmosphere of a bookstore: the smell of new books, the feel of the book spines as you run your fingers over them, the knowledge that one of those books could be your next favourite. I wish someone would lock me in a bookstore overnight!
Some of my favourite books growing up:
The Sleepover Club by Fiona Cummings, books by Jacqueline Wilson, Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, Trevor Zahra and Meg Cabot.
I always imagine a specific face for each character, regardless of how they’re described in the book.
For some reason I always forget the way an author describes the characters so I just invent their own specific features in my head.
Books that make me cry often end up on my favourite list.
Harry Potter, Atonement, The Book Thief, Crooked Kingdom, The Grisha trilogy, All The Light We Cannot See…the list is endless!
I am absolutely horrible at finishing book series.
Honestly the list is appalling. Hence why I decided not to start another series until I’ve finished at least one.
I am a sucker for anti-heros.
Morally-flawed characters have the best stories. Period.
I love scenes in books that feature food.
They always get my taste buds flowing!
I tend to avoid buying a book until I find the prettiest edition on sale.
I don’t judge books by their covers per se, but if I’m going to spend my money on a physical copy, I want to at least buy the prettiest one!
Thank you so much for reading! Let me know some bookish facts about yourselves in the comments!