Personal | 25 bookish facts about me

You might not know much about me, so I’m going to tell you more about me. Are you ready?

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  1. I have read my entire life but had a major reading slump at the beginning of high school because I did not know what to read anymore, children’s books were too easy and adult books were too boring, so I quit for a few years.
  2. But then I discovered the lovely genre that is YA! It has become my favourite genre ever since.
  3. I never eat and read at the same time, I can take small breaks for eating or drinking but almost never do it both.
  4. I read mostly at night before I go to bed and I never ever fall asleep while reading.
  5. During holidays I can read up to 3-4 books a week, but in normal weeks I read about 1-2 books a week.
  6. My favourite book is Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.crowly-feelings
  7. I have never read much high fantasy but I am trying it out right now.
  8. Same holds for audio books. I love them so far!
  9. I can read in trains, cars or any moving object as long as we are not taking too many curves. When I was young I could not and would get sick but not anymore.
  10. I usually read without music but in public places it is mandatory, otherwise I get distracted.
  11. The largest book I read was a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle which is about 1300 (gigantic) pages.
  12. I only discovered the wonderful world of Harry Potter last year, because my younger self thought wizards were silly and unrealistic.giphy.gif
  13. Most of the books I own are second hand or bought on sale because my budget is small. On average the amount of money I spend on a book is about 5 euros.
  14. I read mostly in English, because those books are cheaper and English is nicer to read. I only just realized how much English names in a Dutch book can annoy me.
  15. I love book stores but barely buy books in them, they often don’t have the books I want and are overpriced. Also there is only one book store in my hometown which has a very limited YA section.
  16. I don’t really imagine a real person when I read a character, they are just vague persons in my head.
  17. I love book-to-movie adaptations.
  18. I only recently discovered booktube and the book community on twitter, but have been a silent observer at the booklr community.
  19. According to me beautiful book covers should contain great artwork, matching colouring, simplicity and no people (figures are allowed). I prefer no photographs. (which is a weird thing to say since I’m a photographer). My favourite cover is A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray.
  20. I don’t care much for matching covers, but I prefer them to be the same height.
  21. Most of my books are paperbacks because hardcovers are too expensive and I don’t think it is worth it.
  22. I read contemporary but I don’t value it much, I think they are fun to read in a day but often not really good (same for romances). When I was younger all I read was contemporary. Now I skipped to fantasy.
  23. I love love love talking about books, so please bother me with questions and random comments.
  24. I have 105 books on my shelves. And I keep an excel file with all of them *blushes in embarassment*. giphy (1).gif
  25. My book shelves are ordered on genre, with as order classics – contemporary – adult fiction – YA

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