Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Facts About Me

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

I usually HATE “about me” questions, but I guess I can do okay if I make it bookish. The topic this week is Ten Facts About Me.

wp-1468329570696.jpg1 – I have bookish tattoos – Harry Potter stars on my wrists, “I’d rather be reading” on the top of my foot, the NC (non-compliant) logo from the Bitch Planet comics on my wrist, and you can even maybe count the Vault Symbol behind one of my ears since the Borderlands video games series ALSO has a comic series.

2 – It’s been about 10 years since I’ve worked in a bookstore. I miss working with books.

3 – I’ve purged a ton of books this year… and I don’t really miss any of them in particular…

4 – …But I’m moving to a bigger place soon and looking forward to hoarding more books.

5 – For about half of the audiobooks I start, I end up getting the paper copy and reading it both ways.

6 – This is my favorite GIF:

7 – I have no problem writing, highlighting, bending pages, breaking spines, or any other things people consider “damaging” to their books. Some of my favorite books I have on my shelves are ones that look like they’ve been through hell by the reading of them. (For example, the Hamilton bio by Ron Chernow. Notes in SO MANY MARGINS.)

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8 – I have a kitty, and I want another one. Me from a decade ago would’ve never believed that (I strongly disliked cats). I finally decided I wanted a cat because I wanted a pet to cuddle with when I read and it’s too much of a pain to have a dog in an apartment.

9 – I’m not a big “movie adaptation” person. I rarely get around to seeing the movie version of a book, and if a movie is coming out for a book I haven’t read, I’d rather see the movie first and then read the book. The exception is any comics movies, of course. Comics movies are awesome lately, and I will definitely try to read the comic arc before seeing the movie.

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10 – I have a bajillion copies of the Outlander series books. I have multiple copies of the books in various formats:  e-book, audiobook, hardcover, trade, and mass market.

What are some your bookish quirks?

~Sarah

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7 comments

  1. While I don’t have multiple copies of a book or series of books, I can admit that I understand the desire. As a big fan of Star Trek (esp. the original series) I have collected the original series so many times on various forms of media that it’s almost sad. I’ve currently got the two copies of the series on DVD (one original effects, the other the remastered) and the Blu-Rays which include both versions. Honestly I should consolidate but I just can’t bring myself to do it!

    And I also wasn’t a cat person until I got married and my wife brought her cats into my life. Now I love snuggles with our cats — and we even have a “wild” kitty who lives in our neighborhood and has adopted me because I show him affection and give him food.

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  2. I have no problem wrecking books either. In fact I prefer my books to not look pristine. Many an argument has arisen from this situation with the boyfriend (sometimes he threatens to buy new books instead of the one’s I’ve read and loved… some people.)

    Two cats is the best.

    Love your bookish tattoos!

    Not sure I have book quirks… Book hoarding is more of a sad fact than a quirk.

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  3. Yay for bookish tattoos! Funny story – I was at brunch the other day and our waitress stopped walking and shoved her arm into my face. She had seen the Deathly Hallows and “Always” on my wrist and was showing me her “Always” written in script on her arm. Potterheads are everywhere!

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  4. If I ever got a tattoo it would be a bookish one, but I am both frightened of needles and distrustful that Future Me will find the same words/symbols meaningful and important that Present Me finds meaningful and important. Yours are awesome though!

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