25 Bookish Facts About Me Part 2

When you’ve been obsessed with books since you were five years old, you tend to own a lot of books and a LOT of bookish facts about yourself.

Since I absolutely loved sharing 25 Bookish Facts About Me back in June 2017, I figured it was time to do this post again! The 25 Bookish Facts About Me tag is easily one of my favorite Booktube videos to watch and blog posts to read.

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  1. I mentioned this in a comment once, but I’m terrified, while a bit excited, about the in-the-works Throne of Glass TV series on Hulu.
  2. I do prefer that all of my books in series match in format, but I really don’t mind if it’s a mix of a hardcovers and paperbacks.
  3. I absolutely love Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology, but I still haven’t read the Shadow and Bone trilogy. I plan on changing this before King of Scars!
  4. I own the San Diego Comic Con 2017 Exclusive Funko Pop of Harry Potter on a Broom *breathes after rattling off that*. When the Barnes and Noble website kept crashing the morning that the exclusives were released, I went to my local Barnes and Noble to get him. I’ve nicknamed him He Who Shall Remain in the Box, out of fear of him falling off my bookshelf.
  5.  As much as I love having books in my hand right after their release date, I don’t like rushing into right away (for the most part). I like keeping books on my TBR that I’m super excited to pick up one day.
  6. Some of my all-time favorite Booktube videos include Christine of polandbananasbooks’s Literal Book Titles series.
  7. I spilt water on my school library copy of Brave New World and found that putting it in the freezer helped dry it up. No one ever suspected anything, not including my dad who questioned why my book was sitting next to a box of waffles when he opened the freezer.
  8. I’m not too excited about the new Harry Potter companion books that have and continue to be coming out.
  9. I wish that I had a Half-Price Books store in my area.
  10. Luckily for me, I’m only ten minutes away from a Barnes and Noble whether I’m home or at school
  11. I have a Camp Half-Blood sticker (Percy Jackson) on my laptop cover.IMG_0403.jpg
  12. I have 4 bookish/fandom mugs: the Book Con 2017 mug, a Hamilton mug, a Waitress mug, and a Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation) mug that says, “Stillness: Don’t waste energy”
  13. There are so many San Diego Comic Con 2018 Funkos coming out, and Moaning Myrtle is a must for me.
  14. If I could cosplay right now, I’d be Cath from Fangirl based on the clothes I already have in my closet.
  15. My biggest bookish fear is dropping a book in water, but that doesn’t stop me from reading in the pool.
  16. I prefer writing book reviews over book tags.
  17. I love my local library system, but I wish they had more less popular YA books in their system.
  18. I love listening to Booktube videos while I do other things—writing, baking, cleaning, etc.
  19. .The cover change I’m most disappointed about is Beth’s Revis’s Across the Universe trilogy with ONE BOOK LEFT.
  20. I never keep the dust jacket on when I’m reading a hardcover.
  21. I would love to attend a midnight release party for Kingdom of Ash.
  22. I’m not too big of a fan of novellas. I really only read them if they’re essential to a series.IMG_0452
  23. I’d love there to be more books with characters in college, similar to how a lot of YA contemporaries involve characters who are in high school.
  24. I definitely enjoyed my high school required reading more than my college required reading so far.
  25. I do some of my best reading floating around the pool. I may write a blog post about how to read in the pool, so let me know if you’re interested!

What are some bookish facts about you? Share in the comments!

25 Bookish Facts About Me

I absolutely love watching “25 Bookish Facts About Me” videos on Booktube, so I thought I’d share some facts about my own reading life!

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  1. In kindergarten, my teacher read Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl to my class, which inspired my love for Junie B and reading.
  2. The first ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) I ever received was David Baldacci’s The Keeper.
  3. My favorite Hogwarts professor is Professor Lupin, who I still have a major crush on. Maybe it’s the werewolf thing?
  4. I am a major The Hunger Games fan. I have the first movie’s poster framed in my bedroom at home and I will forever be #teamgale
  5. The first young-adult series I ever read was The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares.
  6. The authors I’ve met include Marie Lu, Rainbow Rowell, Sarah J. Maas, Jacqueline Woodson, Jenny Han, E.Lockhart, and Adam Silvera.
  7. A librarian once accused of destroying the front cover of a Pretty Little Liars’ book. Yes, I read the PLL series, those books are addicting! I think my tears proved that I wasn’t the culprit, and I was terrified of going to the library without my mom for a while.
  8. My favorite book that I’ve read in school is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
  9. Besides Junie B.Jones, I read Nancy Drew, the Babysitters’ Club, and the Main Street series growing up.
  10. I attended Book Con in 2015 and 2017, and the convention has made up two of the best weekends of MY LIFE. I have recap posts for my Saturday and Sunday at Book Con 2017.
  11. I’m a Hufflepuff.
  12. In middle school, I would read under my desk during math. #rebel
  13. My favorite classic is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  14. While I find hardcovers more aesthetically pleasing, I love reading paperbacks more.
  15. While I’ve gotten better in dealing with noise, I need it to be quiet when I read so I can focus more.
  16. My favorite bookmark is my Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory with a quote above his head that says, “That’s my spot!”
  17. If I were a Hogwarts house combination, I would be a Ravenpuff.
  18. I read 72 books in 2015 and 70 in 2016.
  19. I bought These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner primarily for its gorgeous cover
  20. My favorite places to read include my bed, and the beach and my backyard in the summer
  21. I wasn’t allowed to read the Twilight series when the books and movies came out because my parents thought I was too young. I read Twilight a few years later for book club and didn’t really understand what the hype was about.
  22. One of my favorite bookish tote bags is from Swoon Reads, and it says, “Shelfies Over Selfies”.
  23. More often than not, I make myself read a book before seeing its film adaption
  24. Since one of my siblings isn’t a big reader, whenever she actually reads a book and loves it, I must read it!
  25. The only Harry Potter movie I saw in the movie theater was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It’s one of the reasons why I consider Goblet of Fire one of my favorite books in the series.

I loved doing this tag and plan on doing a part 2 in the future! What are some bookish facts about you? Share in the comments below