Friday, February 3, 2012

Ten Things About Me As A Reader (3)

In the next couple of weeks, I'll be doing a weekly post that is a little more personal than the ones I usually post on the blog. Every week, I'll be listing ten things about me as a reader, until I reach 100. It can be anything relating to reading or books, as long as it also has to do with me - otherwise it wouldn't be Ten Things About Me As A Reader, right? :) This is the third week, so here are Things 21 - 30!

21. I'm a re-reader. Before I started blogging and found new gems to read, I used to re-read my favorite books over and over.
22. To enjoy a new book, I have to be in the mood for it. I can't pick it up and then hope I will 'grow into it'.
23. Paranormal romances are my guilty pleasures. They're an addiction - I usually finish them within 24 hours, no matter how big they are or what I'm doing in that 24 hours.
24. Different sized books bug the hell out of me. My OCD does not like the three (!) different sizes I have in the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott.
25. My favorite 'snack' while reading is chocolate or cake. Either of them will make me a very happy person.

26. My favorite bookstore is probably Hatchards near Picadilly Square in London. I love how old the shop is and I like that's it's full of books.
27. There are not many genres I don't read, but horror is one of them. I'm easily scared, so I prefer not to read them to prevent nightmares.
28. Netgalley is awesome, but at the same time it's Evil with a captial E. I tend to go all grabby hands on there when there are new titles, resulting in a review pile the size of Mount Everest.
29. While my family knows I love books, I didn't get a single book for Christmas. 
30. Even though Dystopia is my favorite genre at the moment, I don't read enough of them. I'm trying to change that this year!


These little facts make me think about myself and my reading habits quite a lot! It's fun to write a post like this one - really makes me think about myself and my reading habits.

That's it for this week. Next week I'll have another ten things :) 


  1. I'm the same with the re-reading. Before I started blogging I'd read every book I own at least once a year.

    The Cait Files

    1. So glad to hear I'm not the only one! Instead of trying out new books with the risk of not enjoying the books, I just stuck with what I knew..

  2. I totally hear you on the different sized books! I hate when I'm collecting a series and suddenly they stop coming out in the edition I've been buying, so the illustrations don't match. :(

    1. I know right?! :( It bugs me so much! Somehow it just catches my eye every single time I look at my shelves, too..

  3. I didn't get any books for Christmas either. :(

  4. I agree with 27, I can't read them x_x

  5. I read just about any genre too and I must be in the mood for a particular read or it just doesn't work. Neat list.
    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews


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