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Follow My Book Blog Friday: #100FactsAboutMe

Holla, it’s Friday!

Follow My Book Blog Friday is a weekly meme intended to connect the book blogging community. To join the blogging fun or find other blogs whoย participatedย in the meme, check out Parajunkee!

Today’s question is: “Inspired by the inane twitter trend ofย #100FactsAboutMe, give us 5 book-related silly facts about you.”

1I smell books– I love old books that have that sort of aged, old smell like they were sitting in a elderly man’s library for a couple of decades. If the pages are a bit yellowed and crumbly, so much the better ๐Ÿ™‚

2 I try really hard not too, but I book-cheat. If there’s a particularly dicey love-triangle, and I’m not sure if the “right” people end up together in the end, I thumb through the book to see if everything turns out the way it should, i.e. they way I want it to.

3I almost always have a book on me- I started this habit in middle school. If I finished my assignments early (nerd alert!), I would pull out a book from my backpack to entertain myself. This habit transformed into bringing books with me to appointments, and now is just a part of what I bring with me everywhere. You never know when a traffic jam or slow doctor will strike- it’s better to be prepared.

4I am a reformed Kindle hater- Well, not just the Kindle, but all ebook readers. I love the tangibleness of books- the weight, pages and covers. A physical book is just how reading should be done, right?ย Well, things changed for me.

I never thought I’d ever be a fan of Kindle, then my husband bought one. We brought it with us on our honeymoon to read during the long flight to France (we went to Paris!). While Tim slept, I decided to give the Kindle a try.

We were on the tarmac, waiting to for all of the passengers to board, and I downloaded Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder. Magically, I was a fan. The download took 60 seconds, and ever since then, the low prices and the quick downloads have kept me a huge lover of Kindle (sometimes lovingly called Kendall). The End.

5 I think tasseled bookmarks are evil- I always buy one thinking, it’ll be different this time. No, no…it never is. Things start out great. I’m super excited about my new cute bookmark (sadly, I get very excited about these sorts of things). Then, the tassel frays within 24 hours, shredding to bits and leaving me with a naked piece of cardboard. *sigh*

What are a few book-related facts about you? Anything as silly or crazy as mine? ๐Ÿ˜‰

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Hopping through. I often look through to the end of the book. It’s a bad habit.
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    • Lisa

      Thanks Alison! I don’t think looking through isn’t bad if you find what you were looking for ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • The “smell” of a book is quite a nerdy thing to admit. I agree there is a distinctive aroma that has an exhilarating effect.

    Great piece. Well written.

    • Lisa

      …thanks, Thom. lol Dorks have to stick together :p

      Stacey- It really is a weird transition, but I really do recommend it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Physical books can always have a place in our hearts…and bookshelves.

      Jacinda-Thanks for stopping by!! Cheating is not something I’m proud of…lol, but I can’t help myself!!

      Kynara- I hope you like Archangel- it’s awesome!!

  • I too am a converted ebook reader, although I still go into the book stores just to touch and smell.
    I am following you now. Hope you follow me.

  • I have yet to convert to ebooks. I am fighting it tooth and nail, screaming and kicking all the way. It seems that it is inevitable, but I’m still holding out! I love the look and feel of real books too! So glad to find people who share my sentiment. Although I must admit I like the “green-ness” of ebooks, but that’s all I’ve got! LOL

  • I cannot cheat while reading a book, lol. I won’t finish reading it if I do. I always have a book on me too, you never know when you’ll have a chance to read!

  • hi,

    thnx for stopping by my blog, and thnx for the recommendation. I will make sure to check out the book you recommended!

    have a great weekend!

  • #3 is definitely me! I have a sling bag as a purse specifically so I can carry around one or two books with me everywhere I go!

    I’m a new follower now and I’m looking forward to reading your posts!

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  • I loved all your facts except for the Kindle one. Boo!! Especially since I just got one. I love reading a good book in hand, the feel of the pages, and being engrossed in the print, BUT sometimes you just have to use a kindle to cut down on the weight of my purse:) Great entry as always, Lisa.

  • You are right, our lists are similar! I also see that you went to UCF. I went to FAMU and my husband went to UF. Great blog! I am a new follower.
    Truly Bookish

  • I SMELL BOOKS TOO!! It’s addictive, eh? It makes me feel like I’m snorting knowledge up my nose ๐Ÿ˜€ LOL

    New follower ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s my Follow Friday & Blog Hop!

  • Lol I love your facts :). I smell books too, but have never smelled an old one. I want to go into an old used bookstore someday and just search the stacks until I find a small book/journal that looks out of place and I want to buy it. I’ve seriously thought about it and it’s one of my goals in life. It’d be even more awesome if that journal was a scientist’s and had blueprints for something or formulas and it turned out to be something really cool (hello time machine!). I think I’m weird.. lol.

    I sometimes book-cheat and I absolutely hate doing it, it ruins the story for me sometimes. One of these times, though, I’m going to take a book and read it backwards, meaning if it has say 23 chapters, I’m going to read the last one first and work my way backwards. It sounds awesome :P. It sounds like it’d be fun to have some sort of book challenge involving that, where everyone reads one book backwards for that month. I’m totally going to do that for April, unless it exists already :).

    Sorry for totally rambling there lol.

  • Fun facts! I totally book cheat, too. Except I tend to look things up on wikipedia. My husband and I were listening to the audiobook of Catching Fire and he ended up taking the rest of the CDs to work with him – stranding me at a cliffhanger. I couldn’t help it… I had to look up what happened. I don’t think it ruins the story (especially if it’s the middle of a series) but I never do it for the last book in a series. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lea

    Hi Lisa, great post! I completely agree on the evil-nature of tasseled bookmarks haha- now I just use scraps of old paper or receipts to keep my place in a book- or use the free bookmarks on the counter at the library I work at haha– def not paying $5 for a fancy bookmark again! The free ones, amazingly, accomplish the same purpose ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks so much for following my blog, I’m so glad you like it! I’m looking forward to adding lots more ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Hi, new follower…following you back after reading your comment about reading similar books. I also have a Kindle and was unsure of e-books at first but love it now. Although I still read regular books too. ๐Ÿ™‚