I’ve always been a book lover, but somehow it’s tough to narrow down some of the signs! I think my love for books has really taken off again since I finished school. Someone close to me recently commented that it has become a bit an obsession, but I’m not sure that I agree. I definitely put a lot more time into reading, browsing Goodreads, watching book-related content, etc. but I don’t see that as a bad thing. If anything, given the current circumstances, I’m glad that I’m a book lover because it gives me a great way to fill my time and get some good progress on my many reading challenges. I set myself an “own books only” goal for the winter, which I guess will now be extended for as long as these restrictions are in place. Good thing I literally have stacks of books to choose from! It does mean I may need to start thinking of a back-up plans in case the library just isn’t an option this year, but hopefully that won’t be the case. Either way, these are just a few of the signs that I think would make people notice that I’m a book lover.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
1) Your first thought upon learning that your work is shut down due to COVID concerns is, “Great, now I’ll have time for those longer books/series I’ve been wanting to read!”
2) You’ve gone to bed thinking about how you will arrange the bookshelves you’re planning to buy, and have even had dreams of arranging books on a shelf
3) You were mistaken for an English major in university because you always had a book in your hand, even though you hadn’t taken a single English class
4) You spend way too long looking at lists of upcoming releases on Goodreads, and have filled your TBR with books coming out in upcoming years that haven’t even started yet! I’ve lost count of how many 2021 and even 2022 releases I have on my list
5) You can easily spend hours in a library or bookstore, and frequently find yourself picking up and flipping through books you already own just because they are there
6) You tell yourself that you’re not going to wait for a better Book Outlet sale, and up buying a cart full of books anyway
7) You were absolutely obsessed with Scholastic book fairs and the catalogs that came out! I guess the closest equivalent for adults are Book Boxes, but they come with so much extra merchandise that I don’t need or don’t have room for, so it’s not quite the same
8) You’ve taken on progressively more reading challenges each year, regardless of whether the total number of books seems remotely realistic
9) You feel a bit frustrated/irritated if you don’t get to read much, or at least as much as you were planning. Is there such a thing as reading withdrawal?
10) You have hundreds (or in my case, thousands) of books on your TBR, and just keep adding to it!
I had the same thought as your number 1. I also hustled to the library before they shut their doors and checked out nine books. I love my public library. What a bargain. Books for free! I am a book lover
I wish I had hustled to the library! I’d already decided to read my own books only until the end of March, and planned to release my library holds around the middle of the month, but then the library shut down. I’ve been using Book Outlet in the meantime.
I love Scholastic book fairs. And my TBR list is impossibly long, but I can’t stop adding to it. I so agree with every thing on your list. 😀
It’s like you read my brain with this. xD #1 was my exact response when I learned about all the shutdowns. But then … my place of employment didn’t close down, so … there go my plans down the drain. Number four is soooo true, too. I mean, you’ve got to have a plan, right? I’m just thinking ahead and planning. I’ve been told that’s a responsible thing to do. 😉 I’m still obsessed with Scholastic. I’ve told my husband that we had a kid just so I can mooch off her Scholastic orders. xD
Here’s my TTT post.
Mine’s been shut for two weeks already, but we are still working from home so I still basically feel like I’m doing a full day most of the time. I definitely haven’t read anywhere near as much as I imagined, but it’s still a great chance to read some of the high priority books that I know I wouldn’t be able to focus on after a normal work shift.
I’m impressed that you already have 2022 releases on your TBR! I have some 2021 on mine, but no further than that yet.
My TTT .