Although I don’t think I could come up with as many as 25 bookish facts about myself, I’d like to share with you what kind of person I am as far as reading goes and what I’m particular about.
So, here we go.
- Particular about (almost paranoid about) my book condition
Yup, I handle my books with my utmost care; my default posture when reading is holding the spine firmly with my right hand and (lightly) spread open the book with my left hand. By doing this (firmly holding the spine), I don’t have to worry about breaking the spine.
Now, let me tell you – what I cannot stand is breaking the spine; having a straight line running in the middle of the spine.
Likewise, I never dog-ear the pages nor do I annotate directly in my books. Annotation is all well and good, I don’t hold anything against it, but I would do so on post-it notes rather than directly in my books.
- Prefer tight-back binding to hollow-back binding
It may sound weird to many of you, but I do not like hollow-back binding books. Given a choice, I would take tight-back binding any day.
The reason? Well, I’m not for sure the cause of it, but my brand-new Illuminae (the first book in The Illuminae Files Trilogy) came apart from the bottom after just FOUR DAYS. I don’t think I’ll have to tell you how traumatized I was considering how fastidious I am about my book condition, so… there you have it, I much prefer tight-back binding books because they give me a peace of mind for being sturdier-looking.
- Prefer physical books to e-books
Now, it’s actually surprising to myself to say this, but I now prefer physical books to e-books.
I used to read predominantly e-books because of their convenience, I hardly had any physical books on my bookshelf until last October, but for some reason, I started collecting physical books and now I can’t stop buying books – I rarely read on my Kindle UNLESS the only copy I have is in e-book format. I’m basically less inclined to read on my Kindle now.
- I only read English novels
Yes, I hardly read Japanese novels despite being Japanese. I cannot really articulate what it is, but I somehow feel that Japanese language which is my mother tongue makes everything sound really DIRECT and amplifies and intensifies what is already cheesy or cloying and makes it really insufferable for me. Even though I’m still working on my reading skills, I would pick up English books over Japanese books any day.
- The genres I often read
I am a 100% mood reader, so the genre that I’m interested in can vary depending on my mood, but here are some of the genres that I enjoy reading:
Thrillers in general (Crime, Psychological), post-apocalyptic, dystopian, contemporary fiction, historical fiction, Classics (including Modern Classics)
Basically, I would get my hands on ANYTHING that I find interesting.
Plus, I can quite easily influenced by other readers’ recommendations or BookTubers’ videos.
Well, that’s about it! Thanks for dropping by!
Basically, don’t want to anything other than reading… Yup, that’s me.