Hi guys! I am a day late with my Top Ten Tuesday post, a weekly meme hosted by the bookish masterminds at The Broke and The Bookish. I am really excited for this week’s topic, which is about ten facts about yourself–could be bookish, could be personal-ish, could be blogger-ish–cause I think this will really help get the bookish community to get to know each other more. Here’s ten bookish facts about me:
1. I always read the endings first
Yes. Yes, I do. I am not a huge fan of spoilers but when it comes to books I just have to read that very last line before I even read the first line of the book.
And I can totally imagine your reaction to this.
Believe it or not, it doesn’t really ruin the surprise. For me, a good ending can make the difference between three stars and four stars for a book, and I am not sure why but I always feel more interested in the book once I have read the ending. I guess I am different that way.
2. Twilight was my first Young Adult book that wasn’t a classic
Before I was 12, the only Young Adult I read were classics. So when I picked up Twilight, it wasn’t just my first YA Vampire story but also my first YA Romance and…well…you know what books like do to young, impressionable minds.
3. English isn’t my first language, but it’s still the language of most of the books I read
Which is why I have decided to read more Bengali books this year, and maybe if I have time, I may even read other foreign language books too (translated of course).
4. I am not a fan of the romance genre
While I do love shipping and have a long list of OTPs, I don’t really read romance novels. For some reason I have always found them to be rather slow and uneventful. That’s not to say I don’t like love stories, I just always like it better when romance is a subplot of a book from a different genre.
5. I multi-read when I pick up a book I have a hard time finishing
Normally I like to go through 1 book at a time but there are times when I find myself switching between 3 or four books at once. This happens when I am stuck reading a book I am not particularly motivated to finish.
6. I almost never DNF
You are probably wondering why, if I don’t like a book, I bother trying to finish instead of giving up on it. And well the above is the reason why. I feel guilty for DNF-ing books so I almost never do it; I feel like if I abandon a book before reaching that very last page I will be judged by the Imperial Book Gods and sent to Book Hell.
7. I cannot eat and read
I envy all the bookworms who have their own preferred book snacks to munch on while they are reading. I can never eat while I read because I am bound to get food on the pages, and that there is bound to incur the wrath of the Book Gods.
8. Harry Potter is the only series I refuse to read
Mostly because I think it is the most overhyped books ever written. You can’t make me read it. Nope.
9. I mostly read e-books.
I am trying to change this habit because it’s a lot of stress on my eyes, but majority of the books I read are e-books because I come from a family of bookworms with more books than we have space for. I think we actually have more books than clothes. No joke.
10. I always read the entire acknowledgement section of books I like
Does anyone else do this? When I finish a really good book I always read the acknowledgements–somehow it makes me feel more connected to the author and makes him/her just a teeny…only a teeeny…bit less like a super-powered deity with the power to create magic with nothing but a pen and paper.