Good news, guys!
Actually, it’s both good and bad news. Let’s call it gad news.
So the gad news is, I am officially back home! I am still technically on summer vacation for about two more weeks, but because I am no longer out of town, I will not be missing any more posting days. Yesterday was the last of those, because I was packing. But it’s also bad news, because I’m leaving Raipur and Nagpur behind.
Hence, I give you gad news.
I have been really into BookTube lately. I always watched BookTubers, but not very often. Now, though, that’s almost all I do. So I have been discovering a bunch of new ones whom I absolutely LOVE, and I’ll probably post about them soon.
One of them, JesseTheReader, posted the video ’25 Bookish Facts About Me’ and I came across it while I was in the middle of writing this post! What a coincidence 🙂 . Anyway, of course I put the typing on hold and finished the video first, because, priorities, people. He is among my favourite YouTubers EVER!! He is just so funny and amazing, and somehow I can relate to everything that comes out of his mouth.
Please go over to his channel and subscribe!
Anyway, here are a list of some bookish facts about moi.
- One of my all time favourite places to read, is the bathroom. The privacy is perfect for those of us who suffer from plot-twist-fever.
- If it was my choice, I would want every book in the world to be a hardback.
- I despise any electronic form of reading, especially the Kindle. A lot of people are going to disagree with me here, but that’s okay. I just can’t replace the authentic, page flipping experience with anything digital.
- If there’s a snack in the house that I really want to eat, I will save it until I’m free to read. It tastes so much better while I’m reading, seriously.
- I have a huge children’s storybook collection (the proper Disney one guys, some respect over here please) and I am so proud of it.
- Although I have next to no space on my bookshelf and I am continuously buying more books, I refuse to get rid of any of my childhood books, no matter how many illustrated copies of Snow White I have. I am super attached to all of them.
- This habit is one I need to get rid of, but probably won’t be able to. I always spoil the book for myself by reading the last few pages immediately after reading the first chapter or so. Patience isn’t really my strong suit…
- I almost never buy books from actual bookstores, because we find them for like half the price online.
- However, I love love love just browsing bookstores and taking in that amazing smell.
- When my cousins are over, I always try to force them into listening to a bedtime story so I can pull out my childhood storybooks.
- I love reading comics and I am crazy obsessed with the Archies. I feel like no one reads them anymore and I find that so absurd, because Jughead Double Digests make my soul smile.
- I am also addicted to reading graphic novels, and I hope to start a collection someday.
- This one is kind of my trademark. For my all time favourite series, I keep checking in my mind to see if I remember what happened in the books, because when I finally forget most of the stuff, that means I can reread the series. When that time comes, the joy is real.
- I watched Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief before reading it. After finishing the book, I realised what a crime that movie was. How’d you let that happen, Uncle Rick?
- I tried to read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 11 times before finally getting hooked.
- It causes me physical pain when people don’t share my love for a particular book.
- When I’m reading, nothing else exists. I go into this kind of trance where I can’t hear people, or tell that time is passing.
- I find immense pleasure in rearranging my bookshelves. I would probably prefer a date with my shelves than going to a party or something.
- I absolutely cannot read classics. I don’t know why, and I’m not proud of it, but sadly, my beautiful copy of Pride and Prejudice has been lying untouched for years. I will get around to them someday, but probably, not anytime in the near future.
- When I read the Great Gatsby, I used my handy little electronic bookmark dictionary to look up the meanings of any words I didn’t know. One time, there were eleven words I wasn’t aware of on one page. This was the only classic I’ve read, and what a vocabulary booster it was!
This was my list of bookish facts about me, and I hope you liked ittttttt 🙂
ThePastryPoet, signing off.