Squee with me.

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Every Tuesday over at  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  This week’s topic is:

top ten fandoms I’m in

I’m not really in any fandoms as such, I don’t think I am any way, but I am a fan of things.  Especially bookish things – so without further ado here they are:

  1. Quotes.  I’m in my own little fandom for quotes.  Most of these are from films, some are from books.  Now, when I say I’m into quotes let me be clear.  I don’t mean wonderful words of literary wisdom – not because I don’t like ‘wonderful words of literary wisdom’ – just that they’re not the first thing that pop into my head given a situation.  Of course, not everyone is always on the same page so when I come out with some line or other from Monty Python or Young Frankenstein or Star Wars, or just about any other film I’ve watched and enjoyed, not everyone is aware of what I’m going on about – inconceivable!  Truly inconceivable.
  2. Lord of the Rings.  You just have to love LotR – you really DO!  It is folly not too.  First of all the book is great.  Second of all Aragorn.  (c) three damn mighty fine movies – and, to get back to number (1) – lots of quote material ‘one does not simply…’
  3. The Classics Club – this is a great little club if you want to meet some friendly people who are all into reading the classics – its a really lovely easy going club, you can take part in their monthly memes or draw up your own list of classics that you’d like to read in your own timeframe – no stress.  I like no stress.
  4. Harry Potter – quote fest much.
  5. Kindles – who knew that I would be my own Kindle (or e-rearder) fandom.  Not me. I railled.  I sulked.  I practically had a tantrum when my husband bought me one with something along the lines of “How dare you, I will never read electronic books!” delivered in, I assure you, a suitably affronted and haughty fashion.  And now, well, I just sit and eat humble pie.  Lots of it.  Mm, mm, I love that humble pie – everyone loves pie don’t they – and, you can eat humble pie whilst reading your favourite book on your e-reader, because it’s easy to swipe the page.
  6. Books, obviously..  But, notwithstanding the e-rearder comment above, I still love to collect books.  Something about the feel and the smell of books.  And lets face it the shelves won’t fill themselves now will they.  Technically speaking, mine may be a little full already (hence the husband buying the e-reader).
  7. Jean Tannen.  Yes, I am the Jean Tannen fandom.  There’s only me in the fandom of course, not because nobody else likes Jean Tannen – I simply won’t let anybody else join.  He’s all mine.
  8. Libraries – libraries are the bees hips, the camels pajamas and the cats knees.  Me likey libraries.  I don’t tend to use my library as much as I used to – I’d probably use it more if they had more ebooks available – it just makes life easier – and quick.  But still I have to give a shout out to libraries.
  9. Book blogs.  You people.  You’ve given me a burgeoning TBR.  That mountain is likely to fall over one day and smother somebody – if I go missing for a prolonged period, send out a search party.  That is all.  Although, in fairness, now I’m buying more e-books, the mountain has undergone a slight slow down in growth as the books are now stashed, safely, out there in the ether.  Up in a cloud. But, without all you other bloggers and your enthusiasm and constant recommendations I would have missed some mighty fine books.  Moving in your own little bubble does restrict your ability to pick all the good books after all.  Thank you all of you, I’m your biggest fan!
  10. This one is for you – your very own fandom space – tell me what it is, so that I can join in with you.

And now, for posterity, whenever you’re in one of those situations, the one where you’ve just had enough, it’s all too much, and then, just one more piece of junk lands on top, the straw that breaks the camel’s back – this is just for you, this is what you can say in such a situation:

 

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26 Responses to “Squee with me.”

  1. Nathan

    THis is my fandom as well. How many hours have I spent blogging? I probably don’t want to know but I do know it is the only hobby outside of sports that has stuck around long term.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – I must admit I love blogging, or I love the interaction I have. At the end of the day you just meet a whole bunch of like minded people and even if you don’t agree on everything it’s so good to talk about the books you love with others who like the same sort of thing or discuss what didn’t work for them. I don’t know what it’s like for you but whenever somebody asked me what I liked to read and I said “fantasy” you could see the shutters coming down – so I pretty much never got to vent.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I’ve always love the way you use quotes for many of your blog post titles. I just can’t remember quotes like you can! I can’t say I’m a rabid member of any traditional fandom, but I love all things bookish, so maybe that counts?

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think all things bookish is probably the best fandom really – how could I not!
      Lynn 😀

  3. Lilyn G

    Yes! I like the thoughtful quotes, but I really get the giggles over some of the good ones. Like “Of course duct tape works in a vacum. Duct tape is magic. It should be worshiped.” or “Your mind is like the rings of Saturn. A million miles wide..and an inch deep.” – We don’t do fandoms either, so we went for a broad classic horror fandom thing, and did Must-Have Wall Art for Classic Horror Fans.

    • @lynnsbooks

      You just have to love some quotes – the Martian certainly had it’s fair share.
      Cant wait to see your horror wall art.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I’m surprised that LOTR was not placed at nr. 1 🙂 but as a lover of quotes, I understand perfectly your choice 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, in fairness, I don’t think I had a particular order – if I’d really thought about it I might have been tempted to swap, but, then again, there are so many films and books out there for me to quote from – LotR gets it’s own category and also benefits from lots of quotes too.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    I love quotes…especially Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter quotes 😀

  6. jessicabookworm

    Is it secret, is it safe? 😛

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hahaha – excellent 😀 You’re part of the fandom obviously 😀

  7. sjhigbee

    Squeeing as I type…:). With you on allll your picks, except for Jean Tannen. You can have him all to yourself, if you like.

  8. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Yeah, I would have a hard time with “fandoms”, but I love your list 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’m not part of any fandoms but I suppose our blogging is a fandom of sorts.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Aw, number 9 made me melt! But I feel the same way! Book blogging wouldn’t be half as fun without my fellow booknerds in the blogosphere!

    And I laughed at the story of your Kindle conversion. I still collect and read my fair share of physical books, but man I love my Kindle. I don’t know what I’d do without that thing 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      You have loads of books – I can’t believe your hauls! My husband would divorce me! I already have books stashed everywhere, even under tables. I’m like one of those women who has an addiction to shopping but instead of smuggling in bags and shoes it’s books.
      Lynn 😀

      • mervih

        “I’m like one of those women who has an addiction to shopping but instead of smuggling in bags and shoes it’s books.”
        Me too! (and comics for me)

  10. imyril

    Jean Tannen is ALL YOURS, you say? *peers over the top of her glasses*

  11. mervih

    “One does not simply walk into a library…”

    I’m also not really part of any fandom so I didn’t write my own list. But your choices are excellent! I’m also part of the library, book bloggining, LotR, and book fandoms. You’re quotes are great! I don’t have a Kindle but I read a lot of ebooks on my computer and phone so I definitely love ebooks, too. My choice for the tenth position would be comics, particularily fantasy and superhero comics. And Marvel movies.

    Your mention above about buying books got me thinking that we really should have a TV-series where the women buy and talk about books (Like Sex and the city but replacing the shoes and sex talk with books. ;)).

  12. Amanda @Cover2CoverMom

    “Kindles – who knew that I would be my own Kindle (or e-rearder) fandom.  Not me. I railled.  I sulked.  I practically had a tantrum when my husband bought me one with something along the lines of “How dare you, I will never read electronic books!” delivered in, I assure you, a suitably affronted and haughty fashion.  And now, well, I just sit and eat humble pie.  Lots of it.  Mm, mm, I love that humble pie – everyone loves pie don’t they – and, you can eat humble pie whilst reading your favourite book on your e-reader, because it’s easy to swipe the page.”

    I’m laughing so hard over here because it was the same for me. BUT I will never give up my paper books 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I have paper books everywhere, I use them to prop things up, bolster things, hold up shelves that have gone wonky because of being overburdened. They’re in my clothes cupboards, under the bed, on the windowsills and at the side of the settee! But – I’m getting better. Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better – and ebooks are definitely helping (maybe not with the book buying addiction but certainly with the lack of space!
      Lynn 😀

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