First, let me start by saying that I in no way intend for this list to be interesting to anyone but me. I just realized that I have a lot of them, and felt the need to put them into list form.
1. After I’ve read the first five chapters of a book (never more, never less) I read the very last sentence. Sometimes, the last paragraph, maybe even the last page. I don’t really remember when this started, but I always do it. There’s something about knowing how a book ends that makes me want to finish it quicker. It excites me if the book is good so far, and it motivates me to finish a book that isn’t so great.
2. I’ve turned books away because of font. It a font is too computer-y, I just can’t force myself to read it all the way through. A good example of usage of a great font would be Sarah Dessen. This font is pretty much standard for the types of books I like to read, so that’s nice, but yeah.
3. I’ll also refuse to read a book if the pages are too white. I like it when the pages are just the right shade of off-yellow. White pages are too harsh for my eyes, and often come with the typewriter font I previously mentioned.
4. I always smell the middle of the book when I get a new one. Something about the smell of new books excites me like nothing else can.
5. Similar to how I am with movies, I prefer owning a book as opposed to renting it from the library. Now, i love libraries, but if on one Saturday, I’m dying to read Bloom, (my favorite book, by Elizabeth Scott) and the library isn’t open, I’ll take pride in knowing that it’s right there on my shelf.
If you’re still with me, I thank you for your interest in my odd yet strangely normal life. :)
And if you’re ever in need of a good book recommendation, I’m your girl. Just hit up my ask.