Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (47)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Top Ten Bookish Confessions...
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. I have a "Do Not Lend" List. Pretty much, if I lend you a book and it comes back in less-than-perfect condition (i.e. torn pages, coffee stains), you will not be borrowing my books again any time soon. I'm REALLY protective of my books, obviously, but so far there's only one person on the list. (Thank goodness!)

2. I make elaborate book rec lists for my friends. Whenever someone asks me for a few recommendations, I usually end up giving them a typed list of about 50-100 books. This is what I do for fun. (They're organized by genre and everything! Hmm... maybe I'll post a sample on the blog?)

3. I once determined whether I liked a guy by giving him a book to read. I'm not going to say which book in case he ever reads this (that would be awkward...), but basically it's one of my all-time favorite novels. He liked it well enough, but he missed (what I felt was) the point of the whole book. We're still very good friends, but I haven't been interested in him in "that way" since. (Is this pretentious of me? Maybe. Probably. But I *highly* doubt he was interested in my at all anyway. In hindsight, the whole thing was very, very silly.)

4. No one is allowed to touch my copy of TFIOS. It's signed by John Green AND Hanklerfished, which makes it one of my most (personally) valued possessions. No one in my family is even allowed to pick it up in case anything happens to it.

5.  When I go to the bookstore, there are always a few books that I pull off the shelves and thumb through, even though I've already read them. Libba Bray's, John Green's, and Robin Benway's books are a must.

6. I've gone to school with only three hours sleep because I stayed up reading. Because I typically only get four-six hours sleep thanks to my homework load, this has only happened once in recent years. The book? Going Bovine by Libba Bray. It was worth it.

7. I have read more J.K. Rowling biographies than would be considered healthy. Seriously, when I was in middle school I must have read so many that I've lost count. I also own Conversations with J.K. Rowling (it's the only authorized bio... or it was when it came out, at least). When the Lifetime movie came out, I spent much of it telling those around me all the facts the movie people had gotten wrong. Come to think of it, that's pretty much what I do during the Harry Potter films, too.

8. Once at the library with a friend, we took a TON of books off the shelves and then decided not to check some of them out. So we put them back on the cart. I still cringe with guilt when I think about this. I mean, seriously, how rude were we? Someone else then had to clean up our mess. Since I volunteer at the library now (and have alphabetized hundreds of carts and put away countless DVDs), I think my karma has balanced out, but I'm still ashamed of my thoughtlessness.

9. I still have the first reply I got from an author pinned to my wall. When I was a lot younger, I sent my first-ever fan email to a favorite author and she sent back a really thoughtful, kind response. It always cheers me up to read it!

10. When I was younger and was told to clean my room, I would always organize my bookshelves first. Basically, it's something I love to do anyways, and it looked like I was actually making progress in my room. (And I would take my time, delaying actual cleaning for as long as possible. This meant dusting off the book covers, putting them in alphabetical order, labeling the genre sections on my shelves, etc., etc.)

Do you share any of my bookish idiosyncrasies? Leave a link to your confessions (: 

6 comments:

  1. Hahahaha what a great way to put off cleaning, organizing your bookshelves.

    ALSO!

    I totally once made a pages long reading recommendation list for my co-blogger Allison when we were in high school. It was legit.

    My TTT

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  2. Ha! I enjoyed reading your confessions, especially the one about cleaning your room! And I can totally relate to having a "Do Not Lend" list; I definitely have one of those! =D

    -Shanon @ Escaping With Fiction

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  3. I'm number two all the way I love recommending books to everyone so they get long lists
    Also number 3 kind of if a guy doesn't like to read I don't hold it against him but its always a joy when I find a guy who does like to read

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  4. I love making elaborate list as well although sadly no one has ever asked me for book recommendations. I also understand the desire to finish something before going to sleep.

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  5. I have done the exact same thing with a guy! Alas, he did not share my love of Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Probably should have heeded this warning sign!

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  6. I still get distracted by reorganising my bookshelf when I have to clean! I really want to read Going Bovine, glad it kept you up (in a good way)

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