Tag: A Girl Who Reads

Hello, I Read Books

Hello, I Read Books

Have you ever found yourself faced with explaining your love of books to a non-reader? I feel like sometimes being a reader is like having this weird, underground hobby.  Most people don’t walk around talking about “OMG I just read this amazing book”.  It’s not like movies where people talk about what they saw last weekend, or people shouting out the current Sox score throughout the work day.  Reading is a private thing. So… how do you turn the conversation to your passion?  Do you even try? For myself, there are two ways to all about books (short of being […]

Posted October 12, 2018 in Memes // 8 Comments //
Never Ask a Bookworm to Pick Their Favorite Book

Never Ask a Bookworm to Pick Their Favorite Book

As a voracious reader, it drives me absolutely bonkers when someone asks me to choose my favorite book.  My answer runs the gamut of “Oh, I couldn’t possibly choose.” to “Are you f***ing serious?  Have you seen how many books I’ve read the last 12 months?!”  Movies are a little easier – you can give a top three that you’d watch over and over again.  Books, though?  You spend time with books.  You build relationships with them. This is a terrible quality GIF, but it is legit what I think every time someone asks me to pick my favorite book.  Also, if […]

Posted July 6, 2018 in Memes, Reading // 14 Comments //
Braggable Books (And Other Times When Readers Can Be A Bit Pretentious).

Braggable Books (And Other Times When Readers Can Be A Bit Pretentious).

Instead of focusing on books for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the fabulous Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl), I want to focus on us readers. I have been told by non-readers that sometimes, when I talk about my reading… I come off as a bit pretentious.  Has anyone else ever had this problem?  When we genuinely love what we do and the books we read, but sometimes blur the line between excited sharing and being a bit of a snob? Here are a few times where people have called me out: In discussing Game of Thrones, I throw […]

Posted May 15, 2018 in Memes // 20 Comments //
The Literary Alphabet

The Literary Alphabet

This is stolen right out of My So-Called Chaos, but it seemed like an appropriate addition to this usually dormant blog. A: Author you’ve read the most books by:  Tamora Pierce.  All of her series, save one or two.  Multiple times. B: Best Sequel Ever: I positively loved Prisoner of Azkaban, by JK Rowling. C: Currently Reading: Mastiff, by Tamora Pierce. D: Drink of Choice While Reading:   Hot tea.  Period. E: E-Reader or Physical Book?  I tried a Nook and couldn’t get hooked.  Physical book, please! F: Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Dated in High School:  Oh goose.  Let me see.  I believe the […]

Posted January 30, 2014 in Reading // 0 Comments //
Confessions of a Reforming Bookaholic

Confessions of a Reforming Bookaholic

I used to read a lot more than I do now. I admit, I’m a little ashamed of this fact – especially when I set my yearly goal at 24 books (didn’t I just buy about 50 books when Borders was closing?  It’s gonna take me two years to read them all!) on Goodreads.  Imagine, if you will, a skinny girl of average height, hair in pigtails, red messenger bag slung over her shoulder, and her nose pressed in a fresh copy of Rebel Stand and somehow managing to weave through the crowd as though there wasn’t one there at […]

Posted February 6, 2012 in Reading // 0 Comments //