Top Ten Tuesday – Me

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Top Ten Tuesday
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Top Ten Facts About Me

 

 

 

  1. I am 28. I know I read and enjoy a lot of YA, but I’m definitely outside the target age group.
  2. I’m married to a sailor who is also my best friend.
  3. I’ve been married 10 years! This past April was our 10 year anniversary.
  4. I have always loved to read. I grew up reading and having my parents read to me and I’ve identified with characters and read for fun ever since I could.
  5. I review just about everything I read. It makes blogging easier so I don’t have books I have to review and books I can read for fun. I just write a review for everything. It makes it feel less like work.
  6. I buy most of the books I review. If I was more involved, I could probably get more ARCs. But publishers have sent me books without actually responding to requests and that’s a problem when I move so much (if there’s no correspondence, how do I let them know I’m moving?) Also, I’m out of the loop a lot. I used to get ARC/New Release envy and I just had to back off and do my own thing. Netgalley is the only real way I get ARCs these days.
  7. I’d rather read physical books. I know I need to cut back on physical book buying and buy more kindle books, but I just can’t when the price is similar. Physical books are still my preferred method because when I want to read something, I’d rather scan my shelves then my kindle. I’m such a visual person.
  8. I move a lot. Hence why I need to cut down on book buying. Military life means constant moving (at least for us, it seems) and books get heavy!
  9. I don’t have kids OR pets. I know it sounds weird. I don’t live near family, either. It’s just me, my husband, and our hobbies. I like life that way, but I think makes other people nervous to have nothing to take care of.
  10. Reading is my solace. I was an only child for much of my life. It helped me learn to be alone, as I was also shy and introverted. Reading is my go to activity to combat boredom and loneliness and it works quite well for me.

 

What about you?

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10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Me

  1. I feel ya on physical books. I’ve tried to switch to a tablet, but it just doesn’t stick.
    Also Congrats on ten years! My TTT: dearreaderblog.net/2016/07/11/ttt-ten-facts-about-me/

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  2. Congrats on 10 years! Wow. I prefer physical books too, it just feels more tangible. But if you’re moving a lot, won’t ebooks be preferred over cutting down book buying?

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