25 bookish Facts About Me- Storied Conversation


  1. I loved this so much! I only made it through book 1 of Outlander! I started watching the show after and have so many books on my to read list, I never got around to reading them all!

  2. “I discovered Harlequin Romance my freshman year one Saturday at the library and the rest as could say is history.”

    It’s the same story with me. My BFF in 11th grade introduced me to romance paperbacks. Thanks for posting!

  3. Yeah, I’m no 50 Shades fan, either, lol. I don’t get it. The books were so badly written that I was laughing after a few pages and just tossed it.

    1. It just wasn’t for me. Although keep watching because I will be sharing 10 Doms I liked better than Christian Gray and books that, in my opinion, are way better.

  4. This is so awesome! We both have an affinity for paperback romances. And I agree…NEVER turn down page corners

  5. This was such a fun post to read and as I was reading I was nodding my head yes, yes, yes. I too thought Fifty Shades of Grey was terrible and the movies were totally unwatchable! I too love listening to audio books as I drive a lot they are super expensive though so I check them out at the local library for free.

    1. I’m so glad you thought it was fun. I check audio books out at the library as well. I have also won a few in author authors from time to time.

  6. Such a great post to get to know you better. I am not a fan of FSoG either. I also love ménage, especially if there is an actually story around it.

    1. I am so thrilled to know that there are other people who didn’t like that. Anytime I make a mention of it I get crucified it seems. I was nervous about putting that in the list but it is true. Menage with a story is awesome! I hate those when they are only about the sex. I want a real story with a good reason why there is a menage and how it works.

  7. I’ve had my nose buried in books since I as a teenager and still love reading so much. I have passed this love onto my kids too.

  8. My secret enjoyment is listening to book reviews or “bad” books and series, talking about all the things wrong with the books, one of my favorites was the 50 shades series, issues with the plot and characters made it laughable.

  9. I discovered romance books in middle school (Harlequin), only skimmed the first Harry Potter, and haven’t read Twilight, Fifty Shades, or Outlander. Noticed the last 3 books are 1st pov and I have a hard time immersing myself in first-person fiction.

    1. I love romance books! I sometimes have trouble with 1st person povs. I always hate with there are both the hero and the heroine’s pov and there is no clear way of knowing who is talking. That has happened in a few books lately and I will put those right down.

  10. I am guilty of judging books by their covers too. It is difficult to read through all the books so I usually browse through titles and book covers when I am at the library or in store. Online it is easier to search by genres and subjects that interest you, but in person I definitely go by intriguing covers.

    Books are usually better than the movies in my opinion. Sometimes I rather watch a movie before reading a book so that I can enjoy the movie better. Sometimes reading the book then watching a movie leads to disappointment when the film adaption changes things or can’t hold a candle to the book.

    1. I think we are all guilty of judging a book by its cover. The cover is what grabs our attention to begin with, what makes us want to know more. I like most books over the movies. With books you get so much more than you could ever get with a movie. Little things that can be important tend to be overlooked in the movies.

    1. That just makes me so angry. I mean I will give you a piece of paper to mark your page. There is nothing worse than getting a book from the library that someone has abused like this.

    1. Miss Marple is my spirit animal! Agatha Christie is one of my all time favorite mystery writers. She is simple one of the best.

  11. Great post. I too am guilty of judging a book by it’s cover. Most times that how I choose the next book to read. So far I’ve been happy with my choices.

    1. I’m open to most genres. There are a some I just can’t read. Although that is true for some books in genres I love. I had one recently that after a particular scene I couldn’t bring myself to go any further. I was just too much.

  12. I enjoyed reading your bookish facts!
    The one I love best is that you took all the kids to a library. It is absolutely the most magical, safe place for me–like home. I’ve always brought my children, and now my grandchildren, to the library. They all love books, too.

    1. There is no better place on Earth! I will never forget the first time I ever stepped foot into a library, it was one of the most magical moments of my life.

  13. I love books too – all genres, fiction and nonfiction. My first job at 16 was working for a library and I loved it. I like reading book before seeing the movie because movies usually lose the details that the books have. Great Post!

    1. Thank you. Reading a book a day is something I learned to do more out of the need to get all the reading I could in rather than always having the time. I have always had a thirst for reading and it seemed to be one of those things that just came so easily for me.

  14. Interesting list! I love thrillers but don’t like horror/gore myself but I do love Stephen King. I never really understood setting a goal of how many books to read. I know that is a common thing among readers but I have always wondered why. To me, reading is just a pure pleasure and not something I want to count.

    1. I never set a goal until a couple of years ago. I blame Goodreads and I only count the books that end up logged in over there. Since Nooks books have to manually counted I admit I may not always list them as being read. My kindle syncs with Goodreads. A part of it is challenging myself and the other is simple curiosity about the number of books I actually read each year.

  15. I loved this! I started reading everything in sight at 9! We had a book mobile stop by my home every week during the summer! I loved it! Plus at school I spent a lot of time in the library. Was a blast when my mom took me to college with her one summer for a week! I was so thrilled that she shared a room with our Librarian!
    If there was nothing to read around I would try reading my Moms favorite books in her small bookcase. A girl from the Limberlost is one!
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  16. These are super interesting! I’m sure you will reach 300 books by the end of the year. Reading is a nice escape so I understand how you like to read throughout the day.

  17. I read very quickly, so I Love Kindle Unlimited too! We used to have a bookstore about an hour from here that traded used books 2 for 1. You could bring 2 bags at a time. The woman who worked there asked me if I had even read the books I traded, because they were in such good shape. Some of those were a subscription I had to Harlequin Historicals! My best friend in High school and I traded Harlequins with each other and her grandmother when we finished them.

    1. Used book stores are the best. We have an antique shop in our little town that sells used books. The lady there always calls me when she gets new ones she thinks I might like. Kindle Unlimited is a godsend to me.

  18. Your list is very similar to mine!! I bet in real life, we would be besties!! I loved reading your “getting to know you”.

  19. Book Fact about me, I named my youngest daughter after a character in a book. I read almost every day too, and can usually read an entire book in a day. I consider reading as part of my therapy.

  20. I don’t like 50 Shades of Grey either. I thought it was cringey and badly written. I also thought it was gross and abusive. Nothing wrong with BDSM kink but Christian Grey is manipulative, controlling, and a stalker. I feel like it romanticizes typical behaviors that abusers have.

  21. I loved reading your post. I also loved the Narnia series, and was forced to read the Twilight series by my sister lol I am the same way about names in books lol

  22. Great list! I can certainly relate to these facts, especially never writing in a book or dog-earring corners, to me that’s like breaking a cardinal sin 🙂

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