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

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

I don’t think that I’m really all that outrageous about my love for books. However, I have done some things that I don’t usually do for books.

  • Gone to midnight release parties

This is outrageous because I don’t stay up late. At all. 8-9:30, I’m out. Fast asleep. Wish I was joking. But, in the past, I went to two midnight release parties. One for Deathly Hallows and the other for Breaking Dawn. Outrageous on so many levels, right?


  • Stopped being friends with someone

Tbh, this wasn’t the straw that broke the camel’s back, so to speak. However, I did have a friend back in high school and she wasn’t a reader. We never had anything to talk about for that reason. No wonder the friendship ended.


  • Searched for the best/cheapest option

God, I search for deals. If I want a series, I try to find the best deal for myself to save a few dollars. Doesn’t always work, but I do it.


  • Forgotten to eat

This one I do pretty damn often. I just, kinda, don’t eat? I get caught up in things and by the time I remember, it’s too late for me to eat. So, I just don’t.


  • Read during work

I do this all the time. Seriously. I work a pretty simple job. I clean products so they can be sold for a discount price. And, so, that means I’m scrubbing wheels and can read on my phone while I’m working. I am working, after all.


  • Going to work early so I can read in my car

If I get to work early and it’s still locked up — I don’t have a key — I read in my car. A few times, I’ve purposefully done that so I can have a few minutes to read if I can have a chance.


  • Begged for copies

Yep. Guilty. I can be a beggar. ARCs especially. I mean, I just love them? And it means I can read a book that’s nearly a finished copy without paying for it. I know it’s horrible, but I don’t have a lot of money and it saves me ~$20.


  • Been “sick”

Ah, all the time. Well, not all the time, but you know what I mean. I’ve definitely played being sick to stay home and read. Personally, I call these “mental health days” but it’s just the way that I work best. I love staying home to read.


  • Entered giveaways

I think that this is outrageous because it’s unlikely that I’ll win. But, it’s all to get a book that I’m desperate to read, whether that’s an ARC or a finished copy.


  • Gotten on an insanely long hold list at the library

I’m a mood reader. Yes, I have a TBR and I generally stick to it. But I develop it off of my mood. So, when I get on a hold list for a book that’s super long, I always run the risk of being not in the mood for it when it comes in. So, to me, that’s outrageous that I do that for the love of books.


Talk to me!
What outrageous things do you do for books?
Do we share any?

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