Squee with me.
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 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:
- 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.
- 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…’
- 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.
- Harry Potter – quote fest much.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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: