{Top Ten Tuesday} You Know You’re a Book Lover When…

Posted March 31, 2020 by Leah in Memes & Features, Top 10 Tuesday / 22 Comments

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Hello, bibliophiles! It’s pretty obvious that we adore books and stories. It’s also pretty obvious that we have tell-tale signs of this adoration. How many of these do you relate to?


You know you’re a book lover when–

People always catch you reading

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This happens at work at lot when I’m on break or at the circulation desk. It’s actually a great conversation starter with patrons.

You have a list of bookstores and libraries around the world you want to visit

Globetrotting - The New York Times

I have my bucket list of places and am always searching for more to add.

A 500+ page book is no big deal

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This book is 760 pages long and you think I can’t finish it over the weekend? *cracks knuckles* Challenge excepted.

You don’t control your TBR list, your TBR list controls you

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I’m buried in books from my impulsive, buy-everything-because-what-is-saving buying days. Goodreads is no help as it allows you to fill your virtual shelves with titles you want to read. S.O.S. from this never-ending list!

Family and/or friends don’t know what to give you for your birthday or holidays, so they give you bookstore gift cards

belle reading - Children's Scholarship Fund Baltimore

Thank you, family and friends, for supporting your bookworm’s love.

You can’t imagine going anywhere without a book…or two…or six…

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Whenever I travel, I now pack at least two books with me. I know some people always carry a book in their car or purse for emergencies.

(Maybe) you have more than one copy of a favorite book

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If you have the resources, maybe you have multiple copies of your favorite novel or nonfiction. I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I have two copies of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.

(Maybe) you also have a special edition of a book

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Similarly with the multiple copies, if you have the resources to get that unicorn of a book (maybe it has an embossed cover or sprayed edges, etc.), you’ve added it to your shelf.

You can admit to cancelling plans to read

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I took vacation time to stay home and read the last book in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series. I’ve postponed lunches with friends to finish a book I had started.

You’ve smelled a book

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I’m not judging. I’ve done this, too.

Fictional places or people come to mean a lot to you

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I think we all have at least one character that has a special place in our hearts, or one place we’d love to visit.

You spend a lot of time thinking of the book you’re reading

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Good or bad, a book can bring out emotions in you. It’s the best when the book resonated with you in some way.

You have library cards for different library systems

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I have 8. That’s all I’m going to say. πŸ™‚


How many of these do you relate to? How do you know you’re a book lover?



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22 responses to “{Top Ten Tuesday} You Know You’re a Book Lover When…

  1. Poinsettia

    I love your list! I relate to so many of these. I love how books smell, especially old books. πŸ™‚

  2. Greg

    “This book is 760 pages long and you think I can’t finish it over the weekend? *cracks knuckles* Challenge excepted.” Haha right? Bring those bad boys on. πŸ™‚

    And yes to fictional places. So many I’d love to visit!!

  3. RS

    EIGHT LIBRARY CARDS?? You are living the dream. Mine is registered in 2 — though it’s eligible to be registered in a bunch more — and I already feel like that makes me super rich in resource access.

    I agree with pretty much all of these. Except I don’t get gift cards — the number of people I get gifts from is small, so I actually have a “want to own” list on Goodreads that I link people to and tell them to take their pick (which I guess you could also do on Amazon, I just use and update GR more). This saves me from the paralyzing scope of Choice that a bookstore provides and is more fun to open besides.

    • Leah

      I live in a city that has different library systems. πŸ™‚ And I like the idea of a Want to Own list to send to my loved ones.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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