Happy Tuesday fellow Top Ten Tuesday-ers and friends. Since it is the third (or would you say second?) day of a new week, it’s time to participate in Top Ten Tuesday April 9 edition.
That Artsy Reader Girl | April 9: Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books (i.e. skip meals, camped outside a bookstore, broke up with someone because they don’t like books, etc. – submitted by Aggie’s Amygdala)
I don’t feel like I’ve done outrageous things for the love of books, but will admit, I’ve done some mildly crazy things. Plus I need to put this in context. Most of us here can identify with doing some silly things because likely we’re all book nerds. But for the casual reader who maybe has a bookshelf full of books, they may think all these things we do is a bit, well, outrageous.
With that stipulation in the open, let’s make a list, and see where it takes us. (Make sure to tell me what crazy bookworm things you’ve done in the comments.) Here we go.
Top Ten Tuesday April 9
1: Book Buying aka Collecting | My book collecting can get a little out of hand. Serious. But on the other hand (as we talk about in reason 4), I do think I can be objective and let go of books easier than some people I know (ahem aka my dad).
2: Bookstagram | Not sure why I joined Instagram way back when, but I did. At first I posted sporadically and never with any “theme.” In recent years, I’m working a bit harder at defining what I like vs don’t, and to post regularly. So far, my own accountability is working out okay. (Oh, yeah, and I’ve also bought multiple copies of one book for photos. #BOOKNERD)
3: Bookstagram Props | When it comes to taking photos for Instagram (or the community I’m more a part of which is coined “bookstagram”), I buy new little things all the time. Also, it’s normal to use waffles or cookie dough in ones photos, right?
4: Unhaul | Is this really outrageous? I don’t know, but I’m including it because apparently I cannot think of many truly outrageous things for today’s list. We’ll add it here and call it good.
5: Shelfie Reorganizing / Love | I’ve moved bookshelves from room to room, space to space, and unloaded and re-loaded them. If you’ve not done this, it’s a HUGE undertaking, but weirdly, I also enjoy the task. (Also, I’ve moved furniture out of the room for bookshelf space.)
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Tell me, what are some of the crazy things you’ve done for the love of a good (or many!) book? Is it bookstagram or shelf love related? Comment all of your thoughts down below! I look forward to your adventurous book nerd stories.
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I like the photos you take. I look forward to seeing them. My Bookish behaviors
Thanks for the visit, and kind words, Anne. :)
I love to collect certain books, although I think I’m more discriminating now? Back in high school/ college I’d buy tons of books at used bookstores or whatever- I had BOXES- and of course I planned to read em all (or most), but I ended up giving most away when I had to move and be an adult and stuff. I was never going to get to em all. :)
Shelf reorganizing I do feel is weirdly fun sometimes? lol
RIGHT!? For some reason I don’t seem to mind reorganizing even though when I’m “in” the process, I’m always aware of how much work it really is!
I collect books too, but am making a conscious attempt to be more particular about what I add to my shelf (i.e., in knowing WHAT I like vs. don’t). Thanks for the visit, Greg! :)
I collect hardbacks of some books. I even have a copy of Divergent in English, Spanish (ebook), German (ebook) and Russian!
I thought I didn’t do any crazy things for books… but then I realized they just seemed normal to me.
Sometimes when you like a book it’s too much fun NOT to collect a few different editions. :) Thanks so much for the visit, Brooke.
I found this list super tricky this week. I’m not that outrageous when it comes to books! Loved reading your list though. I’m yet to develop a theme for bookstagram, but I don’t mind that.
Same. But it was a fun topic; and whatever you like IG to be for your page, than that’s exactly what it should be. :) Thanks so much for visiting, Chrissi.
Great list! I do love unhauling, I feel so much more excited about my bookshelves when I do a cull once or twice a year and donate the books that I’ve read and didn’t love or don’t have any interest in reading anymore.
YES!! It’s kind of like a bookworm “freeing” moment, and I always find it helpful to declutter. Makes me feel better because my space it tidier. :) Thanks for the visit, Jess.
Great list. I had to do another topic because I couldn’t think of anything LOL I def have a collecting/buying book issue as well! I can unhaul after awhile though – esp on books I’ve lost interest in.
Nothing wrong with this, Melanie! I bend the topic rules when I’m stumped (or sometimes when I’m not) often. Thanks for the visit. :)
I like to organize my books too. I’ll be doing this soon as my husband just had to build me a larger set of book shelves for all my books. He doesn’t understand my book obsession, but he is supportive. :) Here is our Top Ten Tuesday
How cool! I’d like to build my own shelves, but that falls under one of those things in life that I say I’ll do, and never do. ;) Thanks so much for the visit!
Reorganizing books and bookshelves is a ton of work, but it’s worth it in the end. :)
YES!! So much truth. And it’s something I do seem to enjoy. Appreciate your visit, Lydia. :)
I love bookshelf rearranging so much. I used to do it a lot more before I built my own shelves on my bedroom wall, but it was so much fun rearranging and moving my shelves around. Glad to find someone who understands!
*high five* I completely understand, Alicia. :) Thanks for the visit.
I love reorganizing my bookshelves! It’s like saying hello to all my friends ;)
I like the way you see/think of the task, Heidi. :) Thanks so much for the visit.
I always reorganize my shelves too. I feel like it’s just something to do when I’m bored and I always feel like there’s a better way to organize it. Great list!
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
True that! It certainly makes any day go by fast when we need some task to occupy our time. :) Thanks so much for the visit, Krystianna.
Bookstagram can definitely influence my buying choices. Sometimes it’s the edition I choose, or picking a physical copy over an ebook. Buying all the accessories can be really tempting too ?
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Yes, yes it can! Fortunately, the little things I often use aren’t too expensive, which helps. What doesn’t is the dilemma of WHERE to store everything. ;) Thanks so much for the visit, Louise.
Reorganizing bookshelves is such a fun activity to me haha :) it’s calming and rewarding!
YES! We all get the fun of shelf reorganizing, and I love it. :) Thanks for the visit, Lindsey.
I love reorganizing my books and shelves, so I can totally identify with that one!
*high five* :) Thanks for the visit, Tracy.
Reorganizing bookshelves when you have hundreds of books is a massive project. My whole body hurt the day after I moved all of my books from one room to another.
Yes, yes it is, AJ! Thanks so much for the visit. :)
Definitely done the whole unhauling thing – I have to make more room for the new stuff! :D
Lauren @ Always Me
SAME, Lauren. We bookworms get this dilemma. :) Thanks so much for the visit.