It’s that time again, dear people: Top Ten Tuesday time! This week’s topic is Ten Facts About Me. (Pro Tip: I did not come up with this topic myself, I swear.) Also, since I am a Midwestern Lutheran, I only came up with five facts about myself.
So, take a peek at these facts about me as a reader, and then click on over to The Broke and the Bookish to see what other fun facts you can learn. Happy reading!
1. I’m a serial monogamist. When I’m reading a book, I am reading a book. None of this three books at a time business for me: I’d rather immerse myself in one world and one world only. The term in college that I took three literature classes–one in Spanish–was not my best idea ever.
2. When I’m in, I’m all in. I cannot skim. I cannot skip words I don’t know. This is why I have never read Moby Dick and why I could not read Don Quijote in Spanish.
3. I reread. Not everything. The very best books (Persuasion); the comfort food books (also Persuasion, actually, and also I Capture the Castle); the books I remember loving but can’t remember much else about (right now, Girl in Landscape). Great mystery novels. (Pro Tip: When enough time has passed, you may even forget that you’ve read the book, so you feel very smart when you solve the mystery early.)
4. If the writing is good, I will read just about anything. Mysteries, science fiction, young adult, memoir, nonfiction. Good is good.
5. If the story is good, I will (try to) overlook the writing. The Divergent trilogy. Okay, I guess the story doesn’t have to be that good. (See #2.)
Are any of these true for you? What are your “reading facts”?