25 Bookish Facts About Me

by - 5:30 PM

Inspired by Mironiel over at The Life of a Mirkwood Elf, I've decided to share with you 25 book-related facts about me! (Comment below if you can relate to any of these.)

1. I have a horrible habit of bending the backs of paperback books. Oops?

2. I hate having a long TBR list, because it's so stressful trying to get them all read, but I hate having a short TBR list, because then I'm freaked out I'll run out of books to read. (As if there's such a thing.)

3. The memoir is possibly my least favorite genre, but for some reason biographies really interest me? Please explain?

4. I like sipping tea when I read. (Although who doesn't?)

5. I was once so engrossed in a book I was reading I didn't hear the fire alarm go off.

6. I prefer the smell of new books to the smell of old books. Because the smell of old books makes me sneeze.

7. I have been known to walk into poles, tables, and other large pieces of furniture while walking and reading.

8. I get bored listening to audiobooks.

9. My eyes are too sensitive to read ebooks.

10. Hence, my favored form of book is paperback or hardcover.

11. My favorite place to read is in my bed, snuggled up with my favorite pillows and a plate of Nutella toast.


13. I love series and prefer them to stand-alones.

14. As I read a lot of fantasy, which has a ton of highly unpronounceable names, I spend about half my time thinking up better ways to spell or pronounce most of the names scattered throughout the book.

15. I'm a secret sucker for romance.

16. I CANNOT READ A BOOK without putting myself in that world halfway through, usually in some sort of Mary-Sue like position. For half of Eragon I was Murtagh's estranged sister, during Harry Potter a close friend of Draco Malfoy (even though his father and my mother hated each other), and of course while reading LOTR I became a tenth member of the Company.....etc.

17. I HATE when people name their characters "Arya". Or "Aria", "Arwyn", or any variants thereof. Ever since Arwen from Lord of the Rings, "Arya" (and variants) is possibly the most done-and-done over name in fantasy history. Whenever anybody names their character this, it just screams "UNCREATIVE PERSON WHO CAN'T COME UP WITH AN ORIGINAL NAME TO SAVE THEIR LIFE" at me.

18. I prefer buying books to checking them out from the library. This is bad for my wallet, but there's nothing compared to the feeling of reading a book that's totally, positively yours.

19. I prefer minimalistic to busy book covers.

20. DETAILS DETAILS DETAILS! I'm one of those weirdos who adores when an author includes pages and pages of descriptions of all the settings, people, clothing, foods, and more.

21. Besides fantasy, my second-favorite genre is mystery/espionage.

22. I have an unhealthy addiction to buying bookmarks.

23. I have three copies of Maskerade by Terry Pratchett - one is English hardcover, one English paperback, and one German paperback.

24. MAPS MAPS MAPSSSSS. I LOVE when authors include maps, especially close-ups of small regions or single towns. It really helps me immerse myself in the story, and I love looking at all the cool names!

25. I actually don't have a preference between hardcover or paperback - hardcover looks more impressive on your bookshelf, but paperback is so much more portable.



Your lives are now complete again xD

Anyways, I was wondering - would anyone like to see a post about my trip (I went to Memphis and New Orleans) on here? It would be kind of in the style of this. Comment if you'd be interested in seeing something like that; I'm just trying to get a sense of how many people would want to read it. xD

So, let's chat! Hardcover or paperback? Favorite genre? And did you go anywhere on spring break? Comment below, and have an awesome day. :)


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  1. YES ELLIE YOU'RE BACK YAY. and totally i'd love to see that kinda post.

    also, this post was really interesting. i too am a book hoarder and bend paper backs >.<
    i don't buy book marks cuz i use anything gum wrappers, recites, tissues, etc. to mark pages.
    oh those unpronounceable names ugh. my sister and i debate how to say them xD
    i do not like audio books.


    1. I AM. And I miss NOLA already, but it's great to be in my own bed again. :)
      Ahh thank you! It's a bad habit I picked up from my dad.
      MY BEST FRIEND IS EXACTLY LIKE THAT. I, on the other hand, can't stand to have anything but a real bookmark inside my books. Idk, I always feel like I'm desecrating the pages or something xD
      ME NEITHER! (although you read the post so obviously you know that lmao) The only time I like them is on really long car rides, like if I'm going on a road trip or something. Otherwise, they bore the living Angband out of me.

      - Ellie

  2. Oh my goodness-- WE HAVE SO MUCH BOOKISH TRAITS IN COMMON! I feel you on the Arya thing-- haha sorry Eragon. ;) And on that subject, I need a book written from the perspective Murtagh's estranged sister. Please write one. MAPS YES. Mystery books-- the best. Fantasy and mystery are definitely top two for me (have you read Sherlock Holmes because it is honestly my favorite next to Lord Of the Rings and Eragon and Falling Kingdoms and... yeah ok but you get the picture). Also, I have recently discovered color-in bookmarks, which I highly recommend if you are a colorer since you seem to share my bookmark addiction. Haha, unpronounceable names I feel you-- I love to argue with my friends about how to say names. Although hardback books are beautiful, they tend to hurt my back since I insist on carrying way to many books everywhere, so I'm going to have to go with paperback. ANYWAYS this is a great post and I had so much fun reading it and then dumping a bunch of random book facts about me in the comments box (sorry about that). Thanks Ellie!

      I've read some of them! My favorite is the Blue Carbuncle (with the plaster busts of Napoleon?), but the Adventure of the Speckled Band is pretty good too. A Scandal in Bohemia is one I originally didn't like, but after seeing the Sherlock BBC adaption of it I fell in love.
      I AM A COLORER. I have zero artistic talent in terms of drawing, but coloring is easy and fun. Those sound really cool, I'll have to check them out!
      AH NO IT WAS AWESOME AND INTERESTING. I love long comments!

      - Ellie

  3. Love this post! I especially relate to numbers five and seven.

  4. #18 is sometimes hard to explain to parents. ;)

    1. Agreed! "But Ellie, you just went to Barnes and Nobles last week."

      - Ellie

  5. Those are absolutely amazing bookish facts! Also I'd love to learn about your trip!

  6. Love this post. I prefer hardcover or paperback books. I am not interested in e-books. I do not own a no,kindle,etc. I enjoy historical novels.I also collect bookmarks. Thanks for the post.

    1. Thank you! Bookmarks are awesome, aren't they?

      - Ellie

  7. I love hardcovers, but my wallet doesn't. I too like the smell of new books over old.

      At last, someone who agrees!

      - Ellie

  8. This is such a great post! Oddly enough, I much prefer hardcovers to paperbacks, I find them so much easier to read ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

    1. Thank you! :) Yes, I think they are.

      - Ellie

  9. number 16 and 18 are so me lol. Whenever I read a book, I become the main character. It's weird. And then I'll lock myself in my room and act out scenes from the book.

    I really prefer hardcovers to paperbacks, but my wallet protests...
    I love the smell of new books. Sometimes, I'll just go into a store just to smell the books.
    I'm not a huge fan of audio books wither. Especially when they make the voices completely different then I imagined. LIKE WHAT ON EARTH PEOPLE NOW ALL ILL HEAR THE VOICES IS THAT WAY AND I HATE IT
    Book hoarders for the wiinnn ;)
    And I really love series. Probably cuz there are more of the characters I absolutely love.
    YES SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS. Every book I read I'm an added character. Like the triplet to Fili and Kili. Or just a mute person that stands by and watches everything going on.
    I ageee with 17 wholeheartedly.
    Anyways, glad you're back! YAY :)
    ~ Suzy

    1. I KNOW RIGHT?!?! And what even is with the big price difference. Like, I get that hardcovers are more expensive - but sometimes they're three times as pricey (A FREAKING 300% INCREASE WTF).
      I know, right! One person reading it just kind of makes all the characters sound the same. I've always wished they hired different actors for all the main characters.
      Oh my god, a triplet to Fili and Kili would be EPIC! I never even thought of that. I was always Thorin's sister, haha (well, except when I fell in love with him. Then I was just me, magically transported to Middle-Earth.)

      - Ellie


    I'm actually on spring break this week, though technically I get two weeks off of school bc of my trip to Wisconsin and spring break. xD

    And I'd love to see! :)


    1. DUDE SAME.
      Ahhh that sounds so fun! Have an awesome time on your trip :)

      - Ellie

  12. Hardcover, definitely hardcover. I love hardcover!!! Ahhhhhhh!!! But they're so expensive some time...but I'll just save my money and buy them later.

  13. I love sipping tea while I read - but I like the smell of old books best, even though they make me sneeze. I love reading classics.

    1. Me too! :) My favorite classics are Gulliver's Island and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

      - Ellie


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