Top 10 Tuesday: Crazy Things For Books

Welcome back to Top 10 Tuesday (on a Wednesday) hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! I am super excited about this week’s topic–Outrageous/Crazy/Uncharacteristic Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books. This was such a fun list to come up with. Oh the things we do for the books we love, right? 😉 Enjoy!

Stayed up all night finishing a book // It’s fun to say I did this. Although, I don’t remember this book very well now. And, I’m not sure I’d this now especially with toddler wake up times. Haha!

Attended a Book Launch Party before they were cool & multiple midnight release parties. // Harry Potter book 4. I was probably 8 and my Sunday School teacher took me. It was awesome. The midnight release party was for Harry Potter as well. So worth it!

Dressed up as at least 3 Harry Potter characters or objects // Harry himself before it was a thing (my mom didn’t really know who he was), the Firebolt, a horcrux.

My Travel Bucket List is full of bookish places and bookstores/libraries // Prince Edward Island, Canada; The Kilns, Oxford, England; Jane Austen’s house in Chawton; Laura Ingalls Wilder house and museum; Shakespeare and Co. The list goes on 🙂

Own several copies of the same book // I especially love to buy pretty editions of the classics. And of Harry Potter–own 4 copies of Sorcerer’s Stone. And I definitely bought a collector’s edition of The Book Thief without ever doubting that I needed it. Haha.

Went to the Charles Dickens museum by myself in London // It was nerdy and wonderful and I took a selfie with his writing desk.

I count down until the library book sale twice a year // I seriously do. It’s at the end of this month. I am super excited!

My husband takes me to new bookstores on dates // This is so much fun for me! I love these dates. The neatest bookstore we’ve visited so far is the 30 rooms of books in German Village.

Carried on 20+ books onto an international flight // I was coming home from my Study Abroad in London where I bought lots of fantastic bookish souvenirs and the BYU Centre was downsizing their library. It was awesome and my arms hurt for a week!

My dream house has a room just for my books // I cannot wait!

What are some of the craziest things you’ve done for the love of books?

20 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Crazy Things For Books

  1. Awww loved reading all the “crazy” things you’ve done for books.

    I also have found memories of going out at midnight on Harry Potter release days! I was in college when the last HP book came out, and you bet your ass I went out and got it and read all night 🙂

    I also visit bookstores and libraries on vacation 🙂

    “The neatest bookstore we’ve visited so far is the 30 rooms of books in German Village.” Are you talking about The Book Loft?!?! It is one of my favorite bookstores! I live about an hour and 15 min away from it.

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  2. lydiaschoch

    Bookstore dates are the best. My spouse and I have done lots of those, and we’ve done library dates, too.

    I noticed that your next review is of Marilla of Green Gables. I hope you enjoyed that book! I thought it was pretty good. 🙂

    My post.

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  3. mphtheatregirl

    I am a bookworm. Have I done anything crazy for the love of books?

    In terms of classics, back when I was a student at Gardner Webb, I attempted to read and finish them in a short period of time- either over summer or Christmas break. Those classics belonged to Les Misérables, Don Quixote, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Hunchback of Notre Dame and Tale of Two Cities. I was crazy doing that, but it was the only way to read them- when I was still a student. That is the only thing I can think of.

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          1. mphtheatregirl

            When reading, I used the knowledge I had of the musical to understand what was going on. What was interesting was that I read it the same summer I saw Les Mis in the West End. Summer 2015.

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            1. mphtheatregirl

              2015 was the 4th time I saw the musical. Seeing the Queen’s Theatre was surreal up to before hearing the first notes. Then I heard the first notes- I knew I was living a dream.

              Its 2019 now- Les Mis is coming to my hometown later this year. I hope to see it- that will mark my 6th time seeing the stage show.

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