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?