Five Random (Book-Related) Things About Me

July 12, 2011

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1.) I’m a huge book nerd. For some reason, my mind is a steel trap for names of authors and titles of books. It’s kind of a silly thing, but it came in really handy when I worked at a bookstore in college.

2.) When I was in elementary school, I used to beg my mom to take me to the library on weekends. I’d spend hours there, check out as many books as I possibly could (sometimes 10-15 books!), finish them all in a week, and then come back the next weekend ready to check out some new ones. After awhile, I’d read quite a few of the books in the kids/teens section of the local library and wasn’t sure what to read next. I was an extremely shy kid, so I was afraid to talk to the librarian, even though I really wanted to because she always had good suggestions for kids to read. One day I finally mustered up enough courage to go up to her desk. She ended up introducing me to a ton of books and authors that I may not have picked up on my own and are actually still some of my very favorite books.

3.) It drives me nuts when I find a typo or spelling error in books. I know that sometimes those things still get through the editing process… but I always notice it and get a little thrown off from reading the actual story for a moment.

4.) I love old books – especially children’s books and collections of children’s stories. I love the old covers, the smell of the books, and the old illustrations.

5.) Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice and Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird are two of my favorite female literary characters. A lot of the time, I don’t like when books are made into movies (and sometimes if I really like the book I won’t even see the movie), but these two books are the exception. I’m not really a big fan of the newest movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice… in my personal opinion the 1995 miniseries from BBC/A&E (the one with Colin Firth playing Mr. Darcy) is much better. Check it out here.

Tell me something random (and book-related) about you!

  • http://www.little-miss-stubborn.blogspot.com Megan

    1. I am one of those Harry Potter people. But I started late, so I read books 1-5 the first time in about two weeks.
    2. I reread books I love.
    3. My favorite books into movies are Time Traveler’s Wife, Harry Potter… and maybe Julie and Julia. Love Augusten Burroughs, hated the screen adaptation of Running with Scissors.
    4. I organize by color.

    • http://julibchickadee.myopenid.com/ Juli B.

      I love Harry Potter too! And I’m actually really curious to watch the movies. I’ve been meaning to read Time Traveler’s Wife – thanks for reminding me! Off to add that to my “to read” list right now!

  • http://www.modestjune.com/ Amber Rose

    I’m a huge book nerd as well!!
    I’d love to discuss books and favorites with you some time. ♥

    • http://julibchickadee.myopenid.com/ Juli B.

      I’d love to discuss books and favorites with you sometime as well! Yay!

  • http://happylittlehippy.blogspot.com/ Rosie

    i love books too! just writing up a list of 100 books to read at the moment, so much fun! I agree about the latest version of pride and prejudice [film] not being as good. aside from the fact i love colin firth and hate keira knightly, it still isn’t as good!
    oh and it also drives me crazy when i see typos in books ~ i always wonder how it can have been missed because they are proof read so many times!

    • http://julibchickadee.myopenid.com/ Juli B.

      Haha, I love Colin Firth too! Bridget Jones’s Diary is one of my favorite movies and he’s also in that one! Are you going to post your 100 books list on your blog? That would be really fun!

      • http://happylittlehippy.blogspot.com/ Rosie

        yes i am!!! i’m on about 95 at the moment so any suggestions welcome 🙂

        • http://julibchickadee.myopenid.com/ Juli B.

          Just sent you an email. 🙂