Signs that You Are a Book Lover: TTT

Hi everyone! This week’s prompt is ten signs you’re a book lover! I can’t wait to see what everyone has to say since this is more of a thoughtful/discussion post instead of a recommendation/list post!

I also posted another book box/ bookish item subscription rec post where I have all sorts of info about different book boxes and bookish subs like pricing, what to expect, when they ship, when rebilling occurs, and a couple of other things!

And, I’m writing a short story while I’m at home! I posted the first part of it the other day, and I’m loving the story so far!

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by thatartsyreadergirl.

Other TTTs from this month:

These are in no particular order!

  • You have the overwhelming urge to recommend books to others while in a book store – do you ever feel the need to recommend a book to someone standing in the YA (or whichever genre you hang around in browsing) section of the bookstore and see someone holding a book that you love and want to start telling them who much you love it and tell them about similar books? Or you just see someone looking like they have no idea what to buy so you start recommending some of your all time favs?
    • OR do you know the layout of your favorite section better than the employee? There was this one time when I was in the bookstore and the person and had asked the employee where the book about Jack the Ripper was and the employee had to look up the author and location was and I knew. Did I offer my help… well no because that was back when I was terrified to start a conversation. (not that I’m a lot better now, but I’m not like I used to be)
  • The idea of a perfect day always include reading for some (if not all of it) – it doesn’t matter if imagining 20 minutes of your day off or a few hours, you love to envision a part of your time to read!
  • Turning books into lamps, tearing pages out of the book, or other forms of forever damaging a book causes you pain – there are etsy stores that sells lamps with books as the base and people using book pages for decoration. I mean it doesn’t cause me a lot of pain if it’s a classic (because that is my reading preference) but it does hurt me a little bit because that book could have been donated (if it was in readable condition). I understand the aesthetics behind it, but I couldn’t be the one doing it.
  • You have a Facebook is basically for book groups only – I’ll be honest. This is me. I have about 45 friends on FB that consists on people I went to high school with, some that I’m in nursing school with, and family, but I never post anything. I’m basically there for the book groups. I’m in about 40 different book groups. When I first started my FB about a year and a half ago, I didn’t expect for the book community to be THAT large, but FB does have its pros when it comes to groups!
  • Sometimes you resurface from reading to find out your not apart of the book ­– there’s nothing better than being fully immersed in a book and realizing that you’ve been reading long enough to loss track of time. The only bad thing that comes along with being so into a book is having those moments when you realize that you’ll never be able to meet those characters or live in that world that you dream about when you sleep.
  • You compare prices on books to get the most out of your money – This may just be me (and some others), but I’m a smart shopper. I spend way to much time trying to find the best bookseller with the best prices while including taxes and shipping. Lately, I’ve been buying a lot of my books from Book Outlet because they are so cheap. I also buy a lot of books from Amazon since they have a large variety of authors (ie. Indie authors).
  • You *almost* have as much book swag and bookish items as books – I feel like in the last 5 years the book merch has made a big appearance in the book community! From candles to bookmarks to art prints to basically any other thing you could think of, there’s a way to make it bookish. It’s one of those ways that people are able to express their love for books in a non book way. And, let me tell you, people pay some crazy amounts of money for this stuff! I get a lot of my stuff from book boxes, but occasionally I buy some from business I’ve seen before.
  • Your TBR never shrinks – as hard as you try with you book ban and read-a-longs, your tbr always grows! Sometimes I think my books are having babies because I’m getting to the point where I forget that I have some books!
  • Book character are the preferred friends in your life – I mean, if you get tired of a character, you can just close the book or skip ahead. They are available any time of the day and you don’t have to worry about interrupting them (like when your real life friend is studying for a final). And, if your book character friend is just being unbearable you can rewrite them.
    • and don’t even get me started on the unfathomable number of book boyfriends I have.
  • You have random stacks of books sitting around – is it decoration? a small tbr pile? your favorite books? Maybe a little bit of all of those. I feel like book lovers are *bad* at not having enough space to store their books so the small book stacks start popping up everywhere!

How many of these things are you guilt of? Let me know below!

Happy reading until next time,

23 thoughts on “Signs that You Are a Book Lover: TTT

  1. Great post! I agree with all of these. Even on vacation when I’m having a blast, a little part of me is excited for the part of the morning where my S.O. is in the shower and I’m like, “ahhh, Reading Time.”

    (also, crying @ “I think my books are having babies.” It’s the only reasonable explanation, really.)

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  2. -intense sobs- my TBR honestly never shrinks it’s actually super stressful but hoping this quarantine period puts a small dent in my TBR pile. Also I do compare prices but most often than not I tend to buy the book with a sturdier, prettier cover. For instance, the penguin black editions are super cheap and have a wide variety of classics to offer but they wear out just as quickly so I do take the quality into consideration as well

    My TTT

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  3. I could say five of those fit me. Towards the beginning of every month, I have to check to see their monthly book deals and their free prime books. I’m not sure if I’ve ever read one of the free prime books, but they always look good and maybe one day I’ll get to it?

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  4. Oh yes. Don’t get me in a bookstore or library where I can overhear someone looking for a book…I’m unstoppable.

    Probably most astounding is that my TBR never shrinks. I don’t even try anymore.

    Here’s mine: 25 Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books

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    • Lol. I haven’t been to the book store in months, so I haven’t been able to do any in person recommendations 😂.

      Could you leave the link to your post? It seems like the link isn’t applied to the title of your post!


  5. I feel all of your points. Especially number 1. Only that I’m not always able to stop myself from recommending and then people look at me funny and flee. 😂
    Around here books are pricebound though, so comparing prices is not a big thing since they cost everywhere the same. And the tbr….let’s not talk about the tbr. 😂
    Happy reading!

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  6. Omg I feel seen with this post 😂 almost every point is me. Love this, of all the Top Ten I have read, this is the best and the one I see myself reflected the most.

    Take care, stay safe and healthy. 😊

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