Someone please tell me why instead of working on reviews I’ve decided to just give you 7 (I know, what a completely random number, right?) facts about me and my bookish addiction. Oh right, I’m lazy and reviews take a lot of time.
Here’s some fun little bookish tidbits about me:
- I prefer paperback to hardcover books. This is because of two things: 1) hardcover books are substantially more expensive than paperbacks and, 2) I loathe the slip over a hardcover moving around while I’m reading. I know that this is an extremely easy thing to fix if you’ve got tape on hand, but guess what? I literally never have tape in my apartment.
- I currently own 63 TBR books. The thing about this one is that I love to read, but can never do it fast enough. I also have an addiction to going book shopping. There is a book warehouse a town over from me that has $1 sales monthly (sometimes more) and I seriously buy about 20 books every time I go (that would only be ONE hardcover book from Barnes and Noble or Books-A-Million, people).
- I prefer to read YA or New Adult books. I guess this is pretty much just because I don’t even turn 21 for another month (and two days) and these are the kind of books that still relate to me the most. Ya know, except for the fact that I’m not in high school anymore and haven’t been for three years. But who’s paying attention?
- I love any type of mystery read. Mystery, psychological thriller; you name it and I want it. This definitely does not mean I’ll love it though. Since this is pretty much my favorite genre, I’m so extremely and unnecessarily over critical and analytical about all books that claim to be “a thrilling, intense, and suspenseful mystery”.
- I adore books that have diverse representation. Whether this be representation of a race we just don’t see often enough (*cough* any race beside white in young adult *cough*), LGBTQ+, mental illness, etc. I will buy a book for the sole purpose of getting the opportunity to read about something that we just don’t get enough of.
- I hate audiobooks. Please don’t hate me for this. I have listened to an audiobook before. I actually just did a review of one a few posts ago. And I think that sometimes an audiobook narrated by the author might help get a better experience as far as picking up on emotion and attitude. But it’s just not my cup of tea. I find that I struggle to follow along with the narrator and I’d rather have the words in front of me. It just is better to focus this way for me.
- I can’t jump on the magical realism train. I don’t know what is wrong with me, but I can’t get into fantasy or magic. I can’t even do Harry Potter. Before you hit me with the “don’t knock it ’till you’ve tried it” line, I’ve read and reviewed some books that fall into these categories. I try to give them the benefit of the doubt, thinking beforehand that this could be the one!! But it just never is. I think I am too much of a realist and it kind of makes me sad because I’d like to be able to get into these fantasy worlds, but it seems I am not meant for it.