10 Crazy Things All Bookworms Have Done

Hello all! Happy Tuesday, and I’m here with another Top Ten Tuesday, this time on mad things we’ve done in the name of books. How many of these things have you done?

1. Attend a Midnight Release

Yes, we bookworms love sleep but sometimes we love books more. And being awake to see in the release of your favourite series at the bookshop? Definitely better than an early night. I went to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and The Cursed Child 😍

2. Read in Class at School

Under the desk? In a study period (because come on they were obviously just reading periods) or even, boldly, above the desk once you’ve finished the work?

3. Book Confiscation

This one sort of goes with the above, but I am still annoyed that my English teacher confiscated my friends copy of Percy Jackson because we were fangirling too much about it during class.

4. Seen the Library Open

Yep, I’ve hovered, waiting for the familiar role of eyes when the librarian comes to open the doors. But hey, I needed my next read.

5. Dragged a Book up a Peak

This might just be but I dragged a book up Snowdonia because I had to see how it ends 😬

6. Quick Travel Stop Buy

Rush brought a book at the airport/train station so you don’t have to travel bookless? We’ve all been there. For me it was And the Mountains Echoed on my way back from Taunton. I also distinctly remember roaming the streets of Turkey looking for a book after finishing Ruby in the Smoke.

7. Inappropriate Book Carrying

First date? Camping? Even graduation, all events I probably shouldn’t have dragged a book too.

8. Staved back Tears on Public Transport

I finished The Book Thief on a busy train, enough said.

9. Voluntary All Nighters

Oh how many of those early hours have we inadvisably seen because a book is too good. How many times have we seen the morning light slip through our curtains and wondered, blearily, if this was worth it, only to confirm it was.

10. Got Lost

Ever looked up from an incredible book to have a jolt of panic that you’ve missed your stop? Taken the tube or bus a journey too far because you were totally emersed? We’ve all been there.

Let’s Compare Notes

So there you have! 10 maddnesses committed for love of books. How many have you done?

52 thoughts on “10 Crazy Things All Bookworms Have Done

      1. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent made me cry on a train! Such a gorgeous book, but also such a sad book.

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  1. i sometimes read in the office… i’m so glad e-books were invented, haha πŸ˜€
    i’ve never missed a stop, but got really close to that happening…

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  2. I forgot I’d already liked your post. Great list 😁 I haven’t been to any midnight releases yet, midnight showings at the cinema yes but not for books. Might be something I’d consider though!

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  3. I’ve done pretty much all of these! I still can’t believe that I pretty much always got in trouble for reading in ENGLISH? Surely you should be happy that I’m reading! I got told off for using my study periods for reading rather than work at sixth form and I was just like, well if I get my work in on time then surely you shouldn’t care what I’m using my study periods for? I’ve missed my bus stop because I was too engrossed in my book, read books that almost made me cry on public transport and I always take a book everywhere, even when I won’t have time to read (ooh bringing a book to graduation sounds like a plan!).

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    1. Haha I thought you were wrong when you said you couldn’t think of anything you’d done for books, given I did most of these with you πŸ˜‚ urg don’t even get me started on that English lesson 😬 oh wow your study periods were way more intense than mine at sixth form, Zoe and I just messed about, we spent one study Google mapping each other houses πŸ˜‚ tell me if you actually read any of the book you bring to graduation – I didn’t! But is is easy to sneak in under the bulky robe πŸ˜‚

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      1. I guess I just didn’t consider them particularly outrageous things for me! Ha ha that was terrible, I mean we had done our work (I think!) so did it really matter? Nope. It wasn’t like we were even supervised, my head noticed that I was reading a lot in my free periods (because he basically just floated around everywhere, we used to call it getting Jack-Attacked) and told me I should be doing more work! Ha ha will do πŸ™‚

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  4. This list is too relatable! I bring books everywhere, there’s always at least one in my bag, and yet I’ve had to buy so many books in airports because I’ve finished mine. Crying on trains is the worst, but laughing uncontrollably at your book is also pretty awkward πŸ˜‚

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  5. A midnight release sounds like so much fun! Omg I can’t even count all the times I’ve read in class hahaha oops? Can’t say I have any regrets πŸ˜‚ The Book Thief is so heartbreaking omg!! No one can blame you for the tears ahah. Great list! πŸ’•

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  6. There is no inappropriate book carrying, is there? Camping is a great place to read a book actually… the trees all around you, or by a river? Such a peaceful place to read a book. I’ve never bought a book at a travel stop because I always have one on me, but I did get a Kindle book in Spanish because I was on vacation and I Just. Had. To. Read. That. Book. Now.

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  7. 2, 8 and 9 are so relatable!! Especially number two! When everyone else used that time to socialise or actually study, I got out my latest read! Great post, and such a fun topic!

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  8. I was a repeat offender of reading in class haha! My 6th grade Music teacher was the only one who seemed not to mind (as long as I finished my homework) and even suggested some books I might like.

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