Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week, we're looking at the maybe a little over-the-top things we've done because we love books so much!



Collected far more of them than I have room for: Just ask my poor husband, who deals with piles of books on virtually every surface in our apartment.

Started a book blog: I mean, I love books and reading so much I created a space on the internet to talk about it.

Started a book newsletter on top of my book blog: A little less than a year ago, I decided that there might be people who can't get into the idea of checking a book blog but who might be able to get into a monthly newsletter in their inbox, so I've got that going on too.

Literally carry one with me 100% of the time: I carry two things with me no matter what...a koozie for my beer and a book for my brain.

Gone to a midnight release event: My sister and I went to a party for the release of the final Harry Potter book at our local Borders (RIP).

Go to a bookstore whenever I visit a new city: Anytime I go someplace new, the first thing I do is find an independent bookstore, make plans to go, and buy a new book!

Joined a book club: Speaking of indie bookstores, mine runs a book club that meets once per month and I've loved having a place to talk about books with people in real life!

Indulge in bookish merch: I've got candles, shirts, tote bags and more that were inspired by books!

Turned my insta into a quasi-bookstagram: It's not a formal booksta, and I don't pose anything all pretty and accessorized, but I do share what I'm reading and it's become at least half of what I post anymore!

Got into audio: I never thought I'd be a person who listens to books, but it turns out it's a great way to liven up my walks/drives, and get my re-reading in!

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  1. It's great that you've learned how to like audiobooks. A lot of people seem to love them.

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    1. They fit a very specific spot in my reading life...finding the right way to use them is what made them work for me!

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  2. Great list. I love midnight releases!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. I feel like it's been so long since there was a book that got the midnight release treatment!

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  3. I like to go to bookstores when I'm visiting new cities, too. :)

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    1. I still remember when the flagship closed in Ann Arbor

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  5. I always get wistful when I read about people's experiences going to midnight Harry Potter release parties. I always thought that'd be so cool, but for some reason I never ended up going to any. It's sad to know it's too late now. :'-( Though I did go to my local movie theater's midnight showing of the final film, which was a really neat experience.

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    1. Funny story about that HP release party...there was some sort of issue with the books, so they weren't distributed until well over an hour later, at which point some people had already left and gone to other retailers to pick up a copy so they could start reading right away!

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