Top Ten Tuesday is all thanks to Broke and the Bookish!
Today's topic is pretty open-ended, so I'm going to go with some bookish related facts about myself.
1. I can read 100+ pages in an hour
This is seriously my superpower! I used to be so consistent I could tell how much time had passed based on how many pages I'd read. Nowadays I can read as little as 100 pages in an hour to 115 if I am really really into the story. I get super-focused and the pages just roll byyyyy.
2. I have a library!
I mean in this in the sense that I own enough books to populate a library and also in that I have a separate room in my house that serves just this function. It was the one thing I asked for when we moved and my husband delivered.
(this is just one wall)
3. I'm a rereader
I know some readers prefer to read a book once and never revisit. And while I can't reread all the books I've liked over the years, I do make it a point to reread the truly special ones at least every couple years.
4. I'm a Ravenclaw
I'm a Ravenclaw twice-over, both my own decision and Pottermore's. But I do admit there's a good 27.8% of me that is definitely Slytherin-ish.
5. I'm a dragon fanatic
If a book mentions a dragon, hints at a dragon, or especially has one on the cover/in the blurb, I WANT TO READ THAT BOOK.
6. Sometimes I really do think the movie > the book
My love for HTTYD is expansive and well-known, but that love is for the movies only. The same goes for Coraline, and Stardust (sorry Gaimanites! I like his stuff... but the movies are better.)
7. Sometimes, I don't like having ARCs
Don't get me wrong, it is a privilege to get them. But it is also a lot of pressure, especially when they come unsolicited. And I always wonder -- what changes from the version I read to the final? Plus the waiting is even longer for a sequel!
8. Most of the time, I love having ARCs
It is really fun seeing your favorite author's newest land on your doorstop.
9. I don't want to be a writer
I know a lot of people assume readers/reviewers/bloggers do so with the hope of one day penning their own opus. Not me. I do like to write and that drive is fulfilled entirely by blogging. I just have absolutely no desire to imagine and build a story.
10. I've been blogging for 5.5 years and have no plans to stop
YOU'RE STUCK WITH MEEEEEE