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


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) top ten tuesday april 9

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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About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.


  1. 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

    1. 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! :)

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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