Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
I usually HATE “about me” questions, but I guess I can do okay if I make it bookish. The topic this week is Ten Facts About Me.
1 – I have bookish tattoos – Harry Potter stars on my wrists, “I’d rather be reading” on the top of my foot, the NC (non-compliant) logo from the Bitch Planet comics on my wrist, and you can even maybe count the Vault Symbol behind one of my ears since the Borderlands video games series ALSO has a comic series.
2 – It’s been about 10 years since I’ve worked in a bookstore. I miss working with books.
3 – I’ve purged a ton of books this year… and I don’t really miss any of them in particular…
4 – …But I’m moving to a bigger place soon and looking forward to hoarding more books.
5 – For about half of the audiobooks I start, I end up getting the paper copy and reading it both ways.
6 – This is my favorite GIF:
7 – I have no problem writing, highlighting, bending pages, breaking spines, or any other things people consider “damaging” to their books. Some of my favorite books I have on my shelves are ones that look like they’ve been through hell by the reading of them. (For example, the Hamilton bio by Ron Chernow. Notes in SO MANY MARGINS.)
8 – I have a kitty, and I want another one. Me from a decade ago would’ve never believed that (I strongly disliked cats). I finally decided I wanted a cat because I wanted a pet to cuddle with when I read and it’s too much of a pain to have a dog in an apartment.
9 – I’m not a big “movie adaptation” person. I rarely get around to seeing the movie version of a book, and if a movie is coming out for a book I haven’t read, I’d rather see the movie first and then read the book. The exception is any comics movies, of course. Comics movies are awesome lately, and I will definitely try to read the comic arc before seeing the movie.
10 – I have a bajillion copies of the Outlander series books. I have multiple copies of the books in various formats: e-book, audiobook, hardcover, trade, and mass market.
What are some your bookish quirks?