March 31, 2020
Top Ten Signs That I’m a Book Lover
Before we get to the book talk, I’m curious if you are in isolation at home due to Covid 19 or are you an essential worker? Most of my family and I are at home. We do have four essential workers (three medical) in our family that we cover in prayer. God Bless the nurses and doctors, grocery store staff, and other essential workers!
Honestly, it’s been a little difficult to read with an anxious mind. Have you been finding it difficult to focus on reading? How are you practicing self-care? I discovered that I need lighter reads right now which will likely play havoc with my Spring TBR. This Top Ten topic listing the obvious signs that I’m a book lover is interesting because I’m definitely well prepared for isolation. Stay safe everyone! Wash your hands and don’t touch your face!
Top Ten Signs That I’m a Book Lover
(listed in no particular order)
You know I’m a Book Lover because the first question I’ll ask you is “What are you reading now?” or “What is the best book you’ve read this year?” or another book-related question. My favorite topic is books and I’m prepared to use extreme tactics to steer the discussion in that direction.
You know I’m a Book Lover because you will always see me reading on my Kindle app in any waiting room or checkout line. I look forward to driving so that I can listen to an audio book. In fact, I’m never bored because I can always read!
You know I’m a Book Lover because I stay up way too late reading (and writing reviews). An additional sign that I’m a Book Lover is that I love to read “books about books”!
You know I’m a Book Lover because I think the book is better than the movie 99% of the time.
You know I’m a Book Lover because I have a Bookstagram account on Instagram with over 1,000 bookish friends and scroll Goodreads twice a day.
You know I’m a Book Lover because I read everything from cereal boxes to license plates to bumper stickers to billboards. I’m also notorious for peeking at what others are reading in public places, and I’m not shy about striking up a book conversation!
You know I’m a Book Lover because a bookstore is a favorite destination and books are my favorite gifts to give. Walking into a bookstore feels like greeting old friends. You will observe me lovingly and lightly touching the covers of favorite reads as I pass display tables and thinking “Ahhh, I loved this one!”
You know I’m a Book Lover because books are involved in my favorite childhood memories: I remember with great clarity the joy I felt upon receiving my very own book that didn’t need to be returned to the library (I still remember the title: Penny Nicholas and the Black Imp), and a highlight of my childhood is reading a certain poem in an illustrated children’s anthology a million times! I loved the illustration and words and imaged myself in that scene as I read.
You know I’m a Book Lover because the advanced literature class I took in high school was one of my easiest courses (while others struggled) and one of my favorite classes in college was a children’s literature class which gave me a chance to catch up on classics I had missed as a child.
Finally, the most obvious way that you will know I’m a Book Lover is because if you ask me for a recommendation, I am ready to offer you ten, or twenty, or one hundred!
Are you a book lover?
Do we share characteristics?
How would I know you are a Book Lover?
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
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