Hi! I’m Patti.

Twelve Things About Me That Doesn’t Involve Books and Reading

  1. I don’t know how to swim. No matter what I do, I just sink to the bottom of the pool. So now, I always wear my bright orange arm-floaters, much to my swim buddy’s (who is my 13-year-old cousin) embarrassment.
  2. I know how to knot a cherry stem in my mouth.
  3. I bake a mean double chocolate chip cookie, according to my friends and family. I, however, am sick of it already. I’ve been making it for almost 8 years now!
  4. I have the biggest crush on Henry Cavill! Super dreamy. I never used the word ‘yummy’ to describe a man before, but now I think I will. Henry Cavill is yummy!
  5. I don’t know how to ride a bicycle. But will, thankfully, start learning some time soon. I’ll be getting my first real bike this year! Woo-hoo!
  6. I think Tetris is the best game ever.
  7. I stopped growing at age 13. I am only 4’11”! I don’t mind being teased about my height, though. It was never a problem because I learned how to make up for my lack in height. The only time I am annoyed with being short is when I’m shopping for pants and have to have them altered! All the time!
  8. I graduated Summa cum Laude in college. Surprisingly, it isn’t something to be terribly proud of because graduating with honors never helped me land a job. Really.
  9. I want to become a Geisha. Or a Preservation Artist. Or a Librarian.
  10. I am allergic to dust mites, cockroaches, wheat, celery, and extreme heat and humidity.
  11. I am on Facebook and I do not like getting Poked or Super-Poked. Stop it!
  12. Eyeliner terrifies me. I would rather be poked on Facebook. Or maybe not.

Twelve Things About Me That Does Involve Books and Reading

  1. I grew up reading Archie comic books and Sweet Valley Twins. I never passed the stage where I was supposed to read the classics (you know, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, A Tale of Two Cities). But I’ll make up for it now. Or in the future.
  2. I enjoy reading contemporary fiction, memoirs and biographies (no political figures or celebrities, please), YA and teen fiction, historical references and novels (Tudors, Medieval England, and the occasional chick lit for when I’m feeling grumpy and bogged down.
  3. I dog-ear. And I don’t find anything wrong with that. I like to fold the upper corner to mark the page I am reading and I like to fold the lower corners to mark the pages that are interesting to me.
  4. Every time I finish reading a book that I love, I always give it a good hug before putting it back on the shelf.
  5. I am a reader, not a writer. I don’t know how to wonderfully put my thoughts into words, but I do know how to tell a good story from a badly written one.
  6. Sometimes I feel like a squirrel hoarding acorns for the winter. I just keep hoarding and hoarding books. I can’t help myself. My TBR pile is growing exponentially by the minute and I’m having the hardest yet most enjoyable time making a dent in it. A good thing about having a mountain of books is I can always find something to read!
  7. My all-time favorite books are The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, and The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs.
  8. I collect bookplates.
  9. I would rather spend my money on books than on clothes. Or a hair cut. Or a facial, which I really need right now.
  10. I am not a book snob. If you recommend a fluffy romance book or a weird sci-fi book or an obscure classics book, I’ll read it. Of course, I can’t promise to like it. Or finish it.
  11. I firmly believe that there is no such thing as too many books!
  12. I am on BookMooch, Shelfari, and LibraryThing.

2 Responses

  1. Hey Patti!

    Saw you over at bookmooch. I will link you up on my wordpress. Hehe.

    Expect me to stalk your book inventory and book blog every now and then. 😀

  2. Patti.Ownshelf is a new service for eBook readers to share their ebooks with friends across devices. We just launched our beta and opened up to public use and feedback. I would like to invite you to try it out. Blog about it if you like. And certainly send me any feedback.



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