Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome meme previously hosted by the lovely folks @ The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl
Today’s Topic is:
Uncharacteristic Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books
I have done a few crazy-ish things in the name of books haha! Nothing too out there but definitely things I wouldn’t do for my other hobbies.
1. Taken a day off work to guarantee getting a book box
Yep, this was a fairly recent occurrence… I totally took a day off work so I could make sure I got my hands on the Finale Special Edition box that Fairyloot is putting out. It’s their first special edition and I’m well-excited like!
2. Queued at Midnight to get Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Yeah, I did that… anything to avoid spoilers. Though there was some knob at the front of the queue who decided to read out the last page once they got ahold of the book to everyone else waiting in line. People suck sometimes. 😡
3. Going without sleep to finish a book
This is actually a very common occurrence for me! I will forego sleep any day to be able to read a good book… have done this time and time again (and I don’t care!)
4. Buying multiple editions of the same books
I am getting quite a collection of Alice in Wonderland editions, Lord of the Rings/Hobbit editions, Narnia editions… well, you get the picture! I’m a collector at heart I guess. 😉
5. Actually having a bona-fide library in my house
That is what my spare room houses – my books! I’m well running out of space for them though and they have migrated out to nearly every other room too…
6. buying way too many Bookstagram props
I have a serious problem – just about everything I buy for the house I consider whether or not it could double-up as a Bookstagram prop. I’ve also bought things specifically for taking photos of that has no other practical use.
7. Having way too many Funko Pops
Somewhat related to my previous entry, and only kinda related to books, but I have quite the collection of Funko Pops. They have taken over my previous obsession for Living Dead Dolls. They are just way too cool on my bookshelves…
8. Cancelled plans to stay in and read
Yeah, I’m not even sorry about this one! I am an introvert at heart anyway so going out sometimes gives me hives at the best of times. I have been known to cancel strictly to read a new release I have been waiting for!
9. unhauled my favourite childhood books… then re-bought them all!
I deeply regret giving away my childhood books, so much so that I have ended up re-buying them all. The very same editions even. Yeah. 😙
10. Got over crippling shyness to start this blog
This is a biggie for me. I never, ever thought I would have the guts to start a blog. I’m a big scaredy-cat who hates putting myself out there. I have no idea sometimes how I can do this (and enjoy it even). But I definitely do!
Ahahaha! Totally agree with you about bookstagram props.. I need a separate closet to hold all that junk
Also, I WISH we’d had the midnight launch of Harry Potter books in my city 🙁 I’d be the first one to queu!
I’m glad I’m not the only one slowly repurchasing all her childhood favorites–and of course we need those old editions. LOL!
So many people, it seems like, have given up sleep for books! Sleep’s overrated, anyway, really. 😛 I’ve got a library in my house, too. When we bought the house, I told hubby that we had to have an office/library, and we bought a fixer-upper, so after the bedroom and living room were fixed, my library was done. xD Because priorities!
Here’s my TTT post.
I honestly skipped this Top Ten Tuesday cause I was like what 10 crazy things have I done for the love of books and then I realized I have done majority of the things on this list so I could have totally done this. I have to say I do miss going to midnight releases of the Harry Potter books. I wish those still existed.
I’ve cancelled plans to stay in and read as well. 🙂
Lauren @ Always Me
Oh my god! I would be soooo pissed if some jerk read out the last page!!! That is such an awful thing to do! (I also got in line at midnight to get a copy of Deathly Hallows!)