25 Bookish Facts About Me

I came across this tag on The Bibliophagist blog this morning and I delved right in. She’s got interesting facts to share read her responses here.

  1. I am not a big fan of Sci-Fi.
  2. Reading in a matatu especially during long distance travels is a pleasure.
  3. It’s my book and when I come across a phrase that ignites a spark in me, I’ll highlight it.
  4. I’ve got a storage container with 50 books for my daughter and future generations.
  5. I am not a stickler for order. If a book is part of a series, chances are I’ll read the third book before reading the first.
  6. I get distracted when I am reading an ebook because for some reason, my ereader is also connected to my phone and notifications take me away from my reading.
  7. I collect pencils.
  8. I collect erasers (love the black magnetic erasers 🙂
  9. I’m a huge fan of leather bookmarks which are available at Hilton Arcade and the Maasai market in Nairobi.100_8195
  10. I write tidbits of insights when reading a book so that once I’m done, I can immediately write a review.
  11. I’ve read more eARCS this year than any other year in my life.
  12. I love writing at four in the morning.
  13. Coffee and cake are always good company while reading a book.
  14. I hate it when people are quick to ask for PDF copies of books or even share such when they could buy the book and support the writer.
  15. I am not quick to jump on any bandwagon of a hyped up book. I’ll wait till it dies down and then read it.
  16. Look, there’s the book and then there’s the movie; the former is straight from the Writer’s imagination and the latter is from a script, edited, cut short to fit a time slot.
  17. I am a sucker for romance.
  18. If it’s by Nalini Singh or Leslie North, chances are I’ll read it.
  19. Grace Ogot. Chinua Achebe. Chimamanda Adichie. In that order.
  20. I do not enjoy re-reading books, but there’s one book I read every year: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  21. I believe that no book is worth less than a 3 star rating.
  22. I love paperbacks more than hard cover books, because most of the time, I am tempted to either tape the jacket to the book or remove it so that it’s not damaged.
  23. I do not like taking tea while reading. I prefer taking coffee.
  24. I’m not a huge fan of novels that come with pictures, especially if it’s historical fiction, I have a hard time focusing on the writing when there are pictures.
  25. I’m not a fan of audiobooks.

6 thoughts on “25 Bookish Facts About Me

  1. I agree about not jumping on the bandwagon of a hyped book. I actually think it colours my perception of books, so I feel disappointed in a book that I enjoyed reading because I just didn’t find it as good as everyone swore I would.

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