Top Ten Tuesday: Signs of a Book Lover

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish back in June 2010. It is currently hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and, as is stated on the blog, it was “born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”

Hello, readers!

How are we all coping with… *gestures vaguely at everything*. This is my first day off in awhile and I’m spending it as I normally would: Reading and doing other indoor activities. The fam and I are probably going to take a walk later (keeping a good social distance from others, of course) as the sun has decided to show itself. I hope y’all are dealing with everything as best as you are able!

In the form of a temporary distraction, let’s jump into this week’s TTT! This week, my list is composed of signs of a book lover. Well… more specifically signs that I think show that I’m a book lover. People are too different for me to think that the signs that apply to me apply to everybody! But, I digress, let’s talk about the things I think show the world that I am a lover of books.

#1. I always have a book on hand: Whether it’s a physical book, audiobook, or e-book, I can always be found with something that I can start reading if I have a moment or two. This is especially useful now that we live near Boston and often take the train into the city. It’s nice to have a book on hand to lose myself in during the commute.

#2. I have an overabundance of bookmarks: Mostly because I am constantly losing bookmarks 😅

#3. I dream of having my own, personal library: I mean, with the abundance of books that I have, I’m halfway there. What I really dream of is having a dedicated space for my books and reading. Towering bookshelves, a cozy chair, a small table to rest my hot cocoa… *sigh* heaven.

#4. I spend most of my time online doing something bookish: Whether it’s updating my blog, watching Booktube, or scrolling through Book Twitter, most of my time online is spent surrounded in the comforting world of books. I enjoy the online bookish community! It’s nice to see so many book lovers out in the world.

#5. My default when someone asks what I want for birthdays/Christmas/etc is ALWAYS books: Or something book-related, like a Barnes & Noble gift card or, most recently, a Kindle. Just give me all the books and I am a happy girl 😄

#6. The only celebrities I follow on social media are authors: I suppose there are a couple actors/musicians sprinkled in, but, for the most part, it’s strictly authors. And I love it!

#7. I can’t give movie recommendations, but I will wax poetic if you ask me for a book recommendation: I’m not a chatty person, but if you ask me for a book recommendation, I will talk your ear off! I love talking about books (clearly) and helping people find their next favorite read makes me happy. Ask me about other media, though, I will stare at you blankly. It’s not that I don’t enjoy movies or TV shows, but I just can’t stir up the same passion about them.

#8. I don’t like shopping unless it’s book shopping: Seriously, I could spend hours in a bookstore. Especially if there’s a cafe where I can eat a snack to keep my energy up 😂 My husband doesn’t like going to bookstores with me because he basically has to drag me out…

#9. When I move, one of the first things I get in my new city is a library card: I grew up in the military and ended up marrying a military man. I’ve moved a lot. And one of the first things I do in a new city is scope out the local library and sign up for a library card.

#10. My favorite distraction is falling into a book: In a world where we are inundated with different ways to distract our minds, my favorite thing to do is pick up a book and get lost in its pages 💕

What do you think are the signs of a book lover? Did you do your own TTT? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!


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