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.
What outrageous things do you do for books?
Do we share any?