Five Things I’ve Done, All for the LOVE of a Book | Top Ten Tuesday

April 8, 2019 32 Comments

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.

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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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32 Comments

  • Anne@Headfullofbooks April 8, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    I like the photos you take. I look forward to seeing them. My Bookish behaviors

  • Greg April 8, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    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

    • Rissi JC April 15, 2019 at 10:58 pm

      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! :)

  • Brooke Lorren April 9, 2019 at 1:38 am

    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.

  • Chrissi Reads April 9, 2019 at 2:39 am

    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.

  • Jess @ Jessticulates April 9, 2019 at 5:36 am

    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.

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    • Rissi JC April 15, 2019 at 11:04 pm

      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.

  • Melanie Parker April 9, 2019 at 5:36 am

    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.

  • Poinsettia April 9, 2019 at 6:01 am

    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

    • Rissi JC April 15, 2019 at 11:11 pm

      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!

  • Lydia April 9, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Reorganizing books and bookshelves is a ton of work, but it’s worth it in the end. :)

    My post.

  • Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense April 9, 2019 at 10:24 am

    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!

  • Heidi Robbins April 9, 2019 at 11:21 am

    I love reorganizing my bookshelves! It’s like saying hello to all my friends ;)

  • Krystianna April 9, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    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

  • Louise @ Foxes & Fairy Tales April 9, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    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 😊
    MY TTT this week.

    • Rissi JC April 15, 2019 at 11:32 pm

      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.

  • Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads April 9, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Reorganizing bookshelves is such a fun activity to me haha :) it’s calming and rewarding!

  • Tracy @ Cornerfolds April 9, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    I love reorganizing my books and shelves, so I can totally identify with that one!

  • Aj @ Read All The Things! April 10, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    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.

  • Lauren @ Always Me April 10, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Definitely done the whole unhauling thing – I have to make more room for the new stuff! :D

    Lauren @ Always Me

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