Holla, it’s Friday!
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Today’s question is: “Inspired by the inane twitter trend of #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
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? 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?