More Bookish Facts About Me

I’ve been blogging about books for a year now and, in order to celebrate, I decided to reveal more bookish facts about me, after having done so for the first time last year.

  • I don’t listen to audiobooks, as my listening attention span is limited. I can only really focus on what I’m just listening to if I’m taking notes of everything that is being said at the same time. Something I don’t want to do while discovering and getting immersed in a fictional story.
  • I don’t like reading books in digital format, since I already spend a huge part of my day in front of a screen. So, I don’t have a NetGalley account and don’t plan to create one.
  • I still haven’t created a Goodreads account, but I will do so in the near future.
  • I love paperback books with French flaps.
  • I love reading poetry, but don’t feel confident enough to review it.
  • I don’t have an answer to who my favourite author is.
  • When I love a cover of a book, I tend not to carry it around, because I’m afraid of damaging it.
  • I’m fearful of rereading books that I loved.
  • I sometimes force myself to finish books I’m not really enjoying, since I hope they will get better and the ending will surprise me.
  • I feel like I’m reading much more since I’ve started the blog.

10 Bookish Facts About Me

Since this is my tenth blog post, I’ve decided to reveal ten bookish facts about me that I probably would not get the chance to discuss on any other occasion, taking into consideration the type of posts that I tend to write.

  1. I only read one book at a time. I’ve tried to read more than one in the past, but I ended up focusing on the one that I was enjoying the most and leaving the other ones behind.
  2. Presently, I don’t own more than one edition of any book. I only intend to buy other editions of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Atonement by Ian McEwan because I own and read the Portuguese translations and now want to read them in English.
  3. I can read fluently in both Portuguese (my mother tongue) and English. So, I currently don’t read translations of books originally written in English, unless I am offered the translation. When the books were originally written in Spanish and French, I tend to read them in Portuguese, as they are all Latin languages and therefore share more similarities.
  4. I love reading while travelling on trains. I can really get a lot of reading done without being distracted by other things.
  5. I tend to read before going to bed.
  6. After I started watching BookTube videos and reading book blogs, I’ve realised that I must be a really slow reader, as I can’t seem to be able to read more than one to three books a month, depending on their number of pages.
  7. I remember always loving reading. However, I didn’t read that much between the ages of 14 and 22 besides Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, books for school and university, and the odd book once in a while.
  8. The first Harry Potter book I read was the third one (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), when I was 14, after a friend lent it to me. I liked it so much that I bought the first one to carry on reading the series. I was 21 when I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which was the first book I read in English in its entirety, since I couldn’t wait for the Portuguese translation to be released.
  9. I don’t mind watching a film or TV adaptation before reading the book. In fact, that have happened to me quite a few times. That was the case with some of my favourite films, TV series and books, such as Pride and Prejudice, Atonement and A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones.
  10. I don’t rate books with 5 stars very often, although I tend to like the vast majority of books that I read. I usually only do so if, after finishing the book, I get that feeling of wanting to read it all over again right away.

Tell me a bookish fact about you in the comments!