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

Happy Tuesdays, bloggers!

Is it really Tuesday? It feels like a Thursday. This week doesn’t feel like it’ll end. πŸ˜‚ But I’ve been waiting for this week though. We get to brag about what crazy things we’ve done as readers. What can possibly go wrong?

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. Amy from Aggie’s Amygdala submitted the latest prompt, which features the most outrageous things we’ve done for the love of books. HAHA. Oh no, this is not good. Not good at all. I don’t need the book community to see more of my insanity. I truly do not. But you know me. I don’t hide anything from you.

So here are the top outrageous things I’ve done for books:

Travelled an Obscene Amount to Find the Perfect Copy

I think I have a bit of OCD when it comes to the perfect copy. I’m not going to pay full price for a book that’s damaged. This issue isn’t a pet peeve. It literally causes me anxiety when I see a new book show up all caved in or worse.


Not Functioned, Period

I haven’t just forgotten to eat. I forgot to pay bills, turn off the stove, and feed the cat (I’m sorry, Buddy). But I can’t entirely blame the books on me burning food though since I once turned soup into stew. Don’t ask me how, but I did.


Took a Day Off School and/or Work

I have no shame for taking a “me” day. I need it. And I know I need it more often, but I don’t take the time off. However, I will indulge when the occasion calls for it.


Got into a Verbal Fight over Books

I don’t know how many times I’ve verbally fought people over my well-loved characters and books. I’ve lost count. And honestly, one day I’ll throw a book at someone’s face just to end the fight.


Stayed Up All Night for an Exclusive Edition or Merch

Am I insane? Debateable. Am I obsessed? Probably. But I’ve lost sleep over an exclusive edition or even merchandise. I have a fixation over certain merch, and nothing will stop me from buying it.


Skipped Trip Duties for Buying the Next Sequel

So, back in Grade 8 (if I remember correctly), I skipped out on my school trip so I could find the nearest Indigo. I had to purchase the next sequel in the Women of the Otherworld. And yes, no one was surprised when I showed up with an Indigo bag.


Waited Almost an Entire Day to Meet My Favourite Author

Who hasn’t though? I’ve loved Kelley Armstrong since I was in grade school. So I knew I had no other choice but to see her when she came to Toronto. But I live about two hours away by bus and train. I didn’t care though. I bought multiples of her upcoming title and had one signed.

11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books

  1. I can’t remember the last time I got into a book-related argument. You and your friends must have the most interesting conversations. πŸ™‚

    My post.


  2. I have got into verbal and written fights about my favorite characters! Hundreds of times! I just cannot help defending the books and characters I love! I just can’t!


  3. I relate to ALL of these posts on outrageous reading things so much πŸ˜‚ The number of crazy things I’ve done in the name of books is endless. Liiiiike moving 10 boxes of books across the country with me, buying and assembling an enormous bookshelf, and buying over 50 books at a warehouse sale last year πŸ˜› (the same warehouse sale is coming up again this month and my bank account is cringing!)


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