Top Ten Tuesday. You book lover you.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is :

Ten Signs You’re a Book Lover

1. You pretend you haven’t seen people who you know so that you don’t have to stop reading and make polite conversation – or is this only me??  Please say it isn’t so.

2. You know your librarian so well that she’s actually your best friend (maybe even your only friend – see No.1).  P.S. You know it’s really bad if she was also your bridesmaid!

3. You smuggle books into the house – I used to do this, like a secret shopper, pretending I wasn’t continually buying yet more books, even though I had SO many already to read – this isn’t so much a problem now I have kindle and ‘one click’.  Yay.

4. Your books actually are part of the furniture.  They’re stacked like bedside cabinets and table legs and hold lamps and, yes, yet even more books.  Word to the wise, never, I say never, attempt to pull out one of those books from the middle or bottom of the stack.  It just doesn’t work.  Trust me on this.

5. You know the names of so many authors but forget the names of colleagues or people you’ve only just met – and you always say you’re bad at remembering names just to cover it up.  Yes, I do remember the names of my children.

6. You can’t help feeling really disappointed if people don’t buy you gift vouchers.  Come on people.  It’s so easy to give me a gift voucher.  Just DO IT.  I will not be let down. It’s an absolute no-brainer.

7.  You practically scramble, pushing people over in your haste, if you see a box of books on sale at a charity shop or jumble sale – let’s be honest though, what are the chances that you’re going to love the books inside!  It could happen though.  One day.  You just have to keep on checking, and then checking some more.  Never say never.  Never. Just don’t.

8. Book presents just make you happy, even if somebody buys you a book, and you already own that book, and have already read it a couple of times, a nicely wrapped, book shaped package is always a joy to behold.

9. You feel secretly irritated if you go for a night out and you’re not enjoying it – when you could be at home finishing a good book.  You know you do.  I know I’m not the only one.

10. You were so involved in your latest read that you totally missed your bus/train/tram stop – and everyone on there knows you just did so, but you have to calmly put your book down, maybe even letting a few stops whiz by, whilst you stride for ‘coolness’ in an attempt to make it all look deliberate.  Or you could madly scramble for the exit.  Both work equally well.

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11 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday. You book lover you.”

  1. Tammy

    Ha ha, love this list! I especially can relate to smuggling books into the house. Now that were home all the time, it’s harder to get books past my husband😂

  2. jessicabookworm

    Great list, Lynn 😁It’s okay you’re totally not the only one who does no.1 and I am also very disappointed when I don’t receive books or book vouchers for presents… I am always like you must know how much I love reading?! I have never done no. 10 but I could picture it all so perfectly and it made me laugh so much! 😅

  3. evelynreads1

    Great list! Definitely guilty of some of these!

    My post!

  4. confessionsofayareader

    These are all great. I’ve definitely had number 9 happen to me a few times. Or maybe more than a few.

  5. sjhigbee

    Oh, I know what you mean about names of authors, compared with the names of friends and relations – other than close, very close family… honest! I’ve never done no. 10, but I do normally stop reading 10 mins before I’m due to get off, because I find it VERY hard to stop reading if I get to a good bit. Has anyone else not answered the door because they were too busy reading – or is that just me??? I love this article, Lynn!

  6. DJ (@LifeBooksEscape)

    7 and 8! But I LOVE book gifts! Anytime someone is like “but I don’t know what to get you” I immediately say just give me a book! XD I’m really not picky when it comes to getting a book as a gift, it just the excitement of getting one 😀

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    If it makes you feel better, when I travel (be it train or plane) I not only keep my nose in a book, I also wear earphones: to me that says, loud and clear, that I’m not interested in conversation, but only in reading… 😉

  8. alburke47

    I’m the kind of person who’s always early, so when I was younger and used to meet people in bars or niteclubs, they’d usually arrive to find me reading…

  9. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    What a great list! I can related to so many of these and yep, I’ve been known to sneak books into the house as well.

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    The book piles everywhere is definitely me. I should really just make all my furniture out of book stacks 😀

  11. waytoofantasy

    I have definitely smuggled books into the house before LOL. My husband is so good at spotting new ones even though I put them in my piles! He doesn’t miss a thing lol. Great list! Hope you’re doing well, Lynn.

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