Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Signs You’re a Book Lover

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  1. To save time you have your library card barcode and number tattooed on your wrist.
  2. You remember the librarians’ pet’s birthdays with homemade treats to try to get to the top of the waiting list fastest.
  3. You only get a movie reference if it was also in the book.
  4. You can only name actors if they wrote a good memoir.
  5. You judge politicians by how fast their campaign books go to 99 cents on Kindle.
  6. You remember where you were on 9/11 [or other big dates] by what you were reading.
  7. You considered naming your kids for the characters in your favorite book, but husband/partner wanted his favorite book so your kids got stuck with Brandon and Joan–the only two names not in anyone’s favorite books.
  8. You have or have had a pet named Gandolf, Rhett, Bronte or Austen.
  9. You have both paper and e-Commonplace books for recording the great quotes you find.
  10. You schedule vacations around book release dates, literary festivals, library tours, and author events.

Bonus

  1. You wanted to be a librarian until you learned about data mining, coding, cataloging, and restroom duty–you thought it would be reading all day.
  2. If you are of a certain age, your desk features a Nancy Pearl action figure and signed copies of Book Lust.
  3. You named you RV/Camper/House/Vacation Home “Howard’s End”
  4. You only agree to watch a movie or tv if you a) have a book hangover or b) the movie has lots of bookshelves so you can shelf-watch instead.
  5. You label people with the names of characters sharing the same traits: “What a Melanie–never complains about anything.”
  6. You make your kids trick or treat as obscure literary characters.
  7. You have a room in your home decorated with memorabilia of a favorite book or author.
  8. You have a “Do Not Invite” list of people who love the books you hate.
  9. You have a favorite staffer at Elliott Bay Books and at least two other Indy Bookstores you’ve never visited.
  10. You’d grab your author-signed books and first editions, then worry about anything else in a fire.

Bonus 2

  1. You’ve considered starting a service to recommend herbal teas or exotic, fair trade coffees to go with books.
  2. You’ve considered starting a service to recommend wines to go with books.
  3. You’ve considered starting a service to recommend dark chocolates to go with books.
  4. You’ve considered starting a service to recommend books as therapy.
  5. You’ve considered starting a service to curate a newborn’s library.
  6. You’ve considered starting a service to recommend bespoke shelving artisans.
  7. You’ve considered starting a service to produce waterproof books for the tub or pool for grown-ups.
  8. You’ve considered starting a service to recommend menus to book clubs.
  9. You’ve considered starting a service to recommend banning age-appropriate or grade-level labels.
  10. You’ve considered starting a service to produce quilts made of cloth photos of favorite book covers and to recommend the quotes to go with each cover.

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