Tuesday, November 25, 2008

7 Random Bookish Things About Me

Karla, Deena, and Sher all tagged me for this. I do so enjoy chatting it up about myself and my bookish habits and trends. So here goes...

1) When I find an author that I love, I try to immediately acquire everything they've ever written, however, once I get up to that last book or two I just can't bring myself to finish it off and know that it's over.

2) I genuinely like just about everything that I read, as I enjoy being able to slip into someone else's world for awhile. I can buy lots of strange plot twists. I'm often surprised to read other reviewers think certain things aren't possible or didn't make sense...I guess I'm willing to make quite a few leaps of belief. :)

3) I enjoy deep 3rd person POV the most. For some reason, it always takes me awhile to get into a first person narrative.

4) I have a hard time reading non-fiction. I usually love it when I do read it, but it's hard for me to pick a non-fiction book first.

5) I used to "play" my favorite books when I was little. I was really bossy about it too. In first and second grade I insisted on being Nancy of Nancy Drew. When I was obsessed with the Baby-sitters' Club in 4th grade, my friends and I each pretended to be one of the baby-sitters and even asked our teachers to call us by those names. This is tremendously embarrassing to share. I even joined a club through the book order (remember those...man they were awesome!) that sent me Baby-sitter's club junk. (like stationary and pencils and stuff)

6) I didn't read for pleasure in college much b/c I was very busy reading textbooks and socializing. However, one day I picked up Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah and got totally sucked in. I could not put it down to the detriment of my school work and classes!

7) One of my favorite feelings in the world is having a book totally surpass my expectations.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you on number 3! I much prefer 3rd person narratives. I still enjoy 1st person, but it irks me that it seems most modern literary fiction is written in it now.

Anonymous said...

I like most of what I read as well, but unlike you, I love first person narrative.

Alyce said...

I agree with number 1, when I find an author I love, I try to read everything that author has written, but I usually save a few of their books for a long time just to savor them.

5. I loved the Babysitter's Club books. Which one did you pretend to be? I liked Mary Anne the best.

Yolanda said...

I am having a book giveaway if you or any of your readers want to enter.

kalea_kane said...

Awesome bookish things, Amy! I used to pretend I was Ramona from the Beverly Cleary books...my mom HATED that! :) I never joined the Babysitter's Club, but I did join one for Sweet Dreams which sold teen romances back in the 80s. :)

Anonymous said...

Amy, I feel the same about first person POV. Sometimes, especially at first, it seems a little self-conscious.

Amy said...

Meghan, I can still enjoy 1st person, but exactly like you said...why is everything first person these days!!!

Alyce--I liked Dawn. Oh the sad twist of fate that I actually became a California girl! ;)

Shana..wow thanks for the comment! long time no chat

Angie said...

I only took 7 fiction books to college because I had the same problems with pleasure reading interfering with my school work. Not that I didn't find other ways to procrastinate instead. ;-)

I heard about your blog through the NYT article on the Baby-Sitters' Club reissue. I am so excited about this because what would preteen girl life be without the BSC?! :)

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