So I have decided to participate in a Top Ten Tuesday meme for the first time, since it does sound like a lot of fun. It is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s topic is:
Ten Facts About Me (bookish or just general about you facts or ten facts about you as a blogger…whatever you want).
I usually do not like to talk about myself that much in a virtual space, but I want to try something new, that is sharing things about myself on the Internet.
So let’s see if I can come up with 10 facts about myself (at least the less weird ones):
1. I believe that the best thing that was ever created was Phantom of the Opera (the musical).
I love it so much. I have found my love for that wonderful creation about a year ago, and have seen it about 62 times since then (thank all the wonderful people who allowed a filmed version of the 25th anniversary concert exist. Ramin Karimloo’s voice is something out of this world). I have also seen the actual musical, and know all the songs by heart. Also, I cried at least first 32 times I have watched it.
2. I prefer e-books to the actual physical copies.
I know, the smell and the feel of a book is just wonderful. I have been trying to convince myself that I do prefer the physical version, but I just like the idea. With e-books, I can have so many choices always with me, and I don’t have to hold the pages, and I just love it so much.
3. My favourite movie is either Moulin Rouge or Tangled.
I just love a good tragic love story or a Disney film. I have been watching these movies non-stop for a while now, and I will probably keep doing it forever. And you can probably see a pattern here. I really LOOOOVE musicals.
4. I can marathon the whole season of a TV show in a day (sometimes more than a season).
I am just a ‘go big or go home’ kind of person. When a TV show is good, I cease to exist outside my bed. I avoided all my friends until I was finished with Buffy the Vampire. Dawson’s Creek gave me all the feels. The Office kills me every time. And I do not need sleep to function.
5. I cannot live without avocadoes.
My love for them is absolute.
6. My favourite part when reading a book is the romance. But I hate romance books.
Well, mostly I just like to suffer. When I have to wait for romance, I just really need it. But when romance is thrown to the reader right and left, I start hating it. (There are a few quite dramatic romance books that I adore, but it is a rare occurrence). The more traumatic experience, the better.
7. If I had enough money, I would love to travel the world.
I have been to quite a few places already, but offer me any kind of trip, and I am up to it. Whether it is a budget holiday in shitty conditions, or the most luxurious spa retreat, I will love it all. I am up to any kind of adventure. It is a shame that so many people are not.
8. I have so many guilty pleasures.
Like fantasy series (the Lunar Chronicles is the ultimate one), or silly movies like Warm Bodies. But my ultimate guilty pleasure is Vampire Diaries. I used to love the show when I was sixteen, then started seeing its stupidity, but kept going since I am not a quitter, and recently in the midst of my dissertation writing insanity, I have marathoned 6 seasons in a week and loved it so much. It made me cry more times than it is normal.
9. I am originally from Lithuania.
But now I live in UK, and have been moving around constantly. And although I love my country, I doubt I will ever want to return permanently.
10. I am an introverted extrovert.
I love to socialise, but I prefer small groups. And after I do it more excessively, I need some time alone. I am never bored when I am alone at home, I can find stuff to do for days. No, weeks. I might come as a bit shy at first, but only at first. But the alone time is necessary for me to function normally. A bit of laughing, a bit of insane crying, and I am back to being the sociable me.
So this was a really fun thing to do. It is always hard to decide what is worth sharing, but sometimes it is best to just write the first few things that come to mind.